Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day, December 1
Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day. This day provides an opportunity to reflect on the HIV epidemic in our country and around the world. In the U.S., an estimated 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV ─ and one out of five does not know it. Worldwide, there are an estimated 33 million individuals with HIV. AIDS.gov (http://aids.gov/) encourages everyone to take action in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day by promoting information about HIV/AIDS, encouraging people to tell their personal stories, and promoting HIV testing.
Information on HIV/AIDS and World AIDS Day can be found at:
* World AIDS Day, December 1 http://www.worldaidsday.org/
* Facing AIDS http://www.aids.gov/facingaids/
* National Minority AIDS Council http://www.nmac.org/
* National Library of Medicine HIV/AIDS Information http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv.html
Yahoo! Events also has a page devoted to World AIDS Day (http://events.yahoo.com/worldaidsday/2010/) with lots of information about HIV/AIDS, including a timeline of the history of HIV/AIDS in the world.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has a number of its key resources on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and globally. These can be found at:
- Fact Sheet: The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States
- Fact Sheet: Black Americans and HIV/AIDS
- Fact Sheet: Latinos and HIV/AIDS
- Fact Sheet: Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States
- Data: HIV/AIDS statistics on Statehealthfacts.org
- Fact Sheet: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
- Data: Country-Level HIV/AIDS statistics on Globalhealthfacts.org