December 1st: World AIDS Day


World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world.  It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, honor those who have passed on, help increase consciousness, compassion, understanding, and responsibility as we continue to fight HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for all of us – individuals, communities and political leaders – to take action and ensure that human rights are protected and global targets for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care are met.

As you know when a disaster happens, everybody wants to help, but too often after six months, six years, we are on to a new story.  We are hoping that this will not happen to our cause. I am here to ask for help. Nearly thirty years into the epidemic, there is still no simple solution to breaking the cycle of HIV.
Worldwide, HIV remains a human tragedy — infecting more than 2.7 million each year. In the United States, more than 56,000 Americans are infected every year. That is one person every 9 ½ minutes.  The epidemic has claimed the lives of nearly 600,000 Americans and affects many more. Currently, there are more than a million Americans living with HIV. Almost half of all Americans know someone living with HIV.  We need to mobilize the country to support fighting HIV!
Why take a stand against HIV/AIDS now?
Because this year’s college graduates have never known a world without AIDS – let’s work to make sure that their children never have to know a world with it.  Because, for nearly 30 years, AIDS has been a matter of life and death in the United States and around the world; enough is enough.
Our dream is that no one else will become infected with HIV. For those who are HIV positive, we are dedicated, on their behalf, to educating all people about the virus and the overwhelming need for love and compassion in fighting this pandemic.
Please help us continue our fight by making a donation today www.until.org
With respect and gratitude
Nora Hanna

Executive Director

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