The Problem – 60 million people have been infected by HIV, and 1.8 million people die from AIDS annually. Known as a “disease of young people,” and disproportionately affects low and middle income countries, the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to threaten the lives and well-being of people around the world.
Thirty years after the first appearance of HIV/AIDS, 25 million men, women, and children worldwide have battled this devastating disease and lost.
The International AIDS Conference starts July 22, 2012
We need to Re-Ignite the Conversation and Raise Awareness. We need to End Stigma and Discrimination. We need the next generation to take up the fight against HIV and end this pandemic.
Throughout the conference there are a few simple ways you can restart the conversation and raise awareness:
- Tweet, blog or post on Facebook a picture of you and your friends and family wearing The Bracelet
- Talk to your friends and family about HIV/AIDS
- Make a gift that says you pledge to stand strong in the fight against HIV/AIDS … Until There’s A Cure
AIDS is a reality millions face every day, threatening lives and unequally affecting vulnerable populations based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and class.
Perhaps the greatest risk of HIV is believing it is no longer a problem.