Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day Today

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Day provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic.

This link provides resources, action, items, downloads, and more for you to educate yourselves and others on the global disaster that is HIV and AIDS. I believe we are a complacent nation when it comes to HIV/AIDS, but many millions of people continue to suffer debilitating effects of the disease, of their government's response to the disease, and of ignorance.
Do your part today - and always - to help fight the battle. Here's are some ways:
There are many ways you can take action in response to HIV/AIDS:
get tested for HIV
practice safe methods to prevent HIV
decide not to engage in high risk behaviors
talk about HIV prevention with family, friends, and colleagues
provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS
get involved with or host an event for World AIDS Day in your community

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There is a lot to do, but even taking one action is enough to cause a ripple effect. Here are some more things you can do today to help:
Join the “Facing AIDS: World AIDS Day 2008” Campaign
In four easy steps, you can help reduce the stigma around HIV/AIDS:

Take a picture of yourself wearing a red ribbon. Be creative!
Add the photo to your social network profiles, Twitter, blog, and/or website on/before December 1. Leave it up for at least a week.
Add your photo to the “World AIDS Day 08” Flickr group!
Encourage your friends to do the same and to promote HIV testing!

I invite you do something about HIV/AIDS today.

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