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World AIDS Day is December 1st

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

To learn more: http://bit.ly/TtL08m

 

You can get involved and donate a condom.  For every like, share or tweet Durex will donate one condom to charities that fight the spread of AIDS.  The goal is for Durex to donate 2.5 million condoms, the same number of people who were infected with HIV last year. To get involved and help go here: http://bit.ly/TteK4F

 

Secretary Clinton commemorated World AIDS Day 2012 and unveiled the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation that provides a roadmap for how the U.S. Government will work to help achieve an AIDS-free generation. The PEPFAR plan has 5 goals:

Make strategic, scientifically sound investments to rapidly scale up core HIV prevention, treatment and care interventions and maximize impact.

Work with partner countries, donor nations, civil society, people living with HIV, faith-based organizations, the private sector, foundations and multilateral institutions to effectively mobilize, coordinate and efficiently utilize resources to expand high-impact strategies, saving more lives sooner.

Focus on women and girls to increase gender equality in HIV services.

End stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and key populations, improving their access to, and uptake of, comprehensive HIV services.

Set benchmarks for outcomes and programmatic efficiencies through regularly assessed planning and reporting processes to ensure goals are being met.

The website has the detailed plan, country modeling, World AIDS Day 2012 results, several fact sheets as well as Secretary Clinton and President Obama’s remarks and the Presidential Proclamation.

To visit the website: http://1.usa.gov/YuOFbV

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