Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wear Red.

Have you noticed everyone wearing red today? That is because it is World AIDS awareness day. I found more information about this day from Avert.

"Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. World AIDS Day is important for reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.

According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.3 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2009 some 2.6 million people became newly infected with the virus and an estimated 1.8 million people died from AIDS.1

The vast majority of people with HIV and AIDS live in lower- and middle-income countries. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world."

Now you know why everyone is wearing red. I think it is important for us to be aware of what it going on the world around us, even if it may not directly affect you. Help raise awareness of issues such as AIDS, breast cancer, or diabetes helps us learn more about these issues along with helping to improve them.

This was my red clothing choice of the day!

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