Today is World AIDS Day. What will you do?

  • Over 40 million people around the world are living with HIV or AIDS.
  • In 2006, over 4 million people were newly infected with HIV. 40,000 of these cases are in the US.
  • The total number of people living in the USA with HIV/AIDS is thought to be between 1,039,000 and 1,185,000. About a quarter of these people do not know they are infected.
  • 3 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2006.
  • Half of new infections are in young people 15-24 years old.
  • Today, women account for 48% of all adults living with HIV worldwide.
  • 95 per cent of all AIDS cases occur in the world’s poorest countries.
  • More than 60% of all people with HIV live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

What you don’t know can hurt you. Get informed. Get tested. Act.

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