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If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~ Mother Teresa

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

World AIDS Day

This Thursday on IUPUI campus an informative fair in the Campus Center will help raise awareness of the various people afflicted by HIV/AIDS.  This global issue affects people from all backgrounds, beliefs, races and regions of the world.  It is not limited to one crowd or one country.

 The U.S. Center for Disease Control shares information on what populations are most significantly affected by HIV/AIDS in the United States and what can be done to prevent the spread of them.

To understand issues around the globe you can do your own research or follow this link: HIV/AIDS Report.

 U.S. National Overview
  • Nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S. (an estimated 1,178,350 adults and adolescents), and one in five of those (20 percent) are unaware of their infections.
  • Despite increases in the total number of people living with HIV in the U.S. in recent years, the annual number of new infections has remained relatively stable overall.
  • However, HIV infections continue at far too high a level, with approximately 50,000 Americans becoming newly infected with HIV each year.
  • More than 16,000 people with AIDS still die each year in the U.S.

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