World AIDS may have passed you by (December 1st), but it’s not too late to join “The One Campaign” to create a digital quilt….
HIV/AIDS is a very real condition of our human population on Earth and thus an important part of our geographic education. Please take a couple minutes to educate yourself about the global impact of this devastating disease. The following are some basic facts from aids.gov that I encourage everyone to deeply consider on this day of observation.
- More than one million people are living with HIV in the U.S.
- One in five living with HIV is unaware of their infection.
- By race, African Americans face the most severe HIV burden.
- Every 9 1/2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV.
- 33.4 million are currently living with HIV/AIDS worldwide.
- More than 25 million people have died of AIDS worldwide since the first cases were reported in 1981.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE: World AIDS Day 2011
Post Source: My Wonderful World Blog (National Geographic Education)
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