Its just not another day, World AIDS Day 2011

World AIDS Day still matters because:

  • About 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the US but about 240,000 don’t know they are infected.
  • And worldwide there are now 33.3 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children, according to UNAIDS estimates.
  • AIDS is the #1 killer of black woman 25-44
  • HIV infection rates have risen to nearly 50% among Black gay and bi-sexual men in the United States.
  • 16% of people with HIV were between 13 and 24 years old

The theme for World AIDS Day this year is ” Getting to Zero,” which was developed by the World AIDS Campaign and supported by the United Nations. The “Getting to Zero” campaign runs until 2015 and focuses on the foals of zero new infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.

Significant process has been achieved in the 30 years we’ve responded to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Yet, new infections continue to occur annually and only one-third of people in need of treatment are receiving it.

Below is a listing of World AIDS Day observances in your area. Please share the information with your congregation, family members and friends and encourage them to attend and support the communities’ collective response to “Getting to Zero.”

For more information about World AIDS Day, visit: http://www.worldaidsday.org/

For more information about World AIDS Day in NYC, visit: http://manhattan.about.com/od/glbtscene/a/world_aids_day_new_york.htm

To find a HIV Test in your area visit: http://www.greaterthan.org/get-tested/find-a-testing-center-near-you/

AIDS Organizations

http://www.gmhc.org/

www.irishouse.org/

www.housingworks.org/

www.harlemunited.org/

www.ywchac.org/

www.nblca.org/

www.latinoaids.org/

www.blackaids.org/

www.nmac.org/

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