World AIDS Day 2011

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.

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Post Source: My Wonderful World Blog (National Geographic Education)

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