World AIDS Day
Today marks the twentieth annual World AIDS Day, an international day designed to raise awareness of the global pandemic of HIV/AIDS a preventable disease which has killed more than 27 million people globally since its first reported cases in 1981. Today, an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, many in the developing world where a lack of adequate information and financial resources has resulted in substantially higher mortality rates.
Since the focus of World AIDS Day is to raise awareness and to become involved, we encourage you to visit one of the below sites to learn more and become involved.
It’s so important for everyone to be aware of AIDS, which is unfortunately still very much present. You can also direct your readers to http://saharsblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/worlds-aids-day-some-basic-information/ if they want more information, and to http://saharsblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/world-aids-day-more-for-those-who-want-to-read/ for those who are looking for a great book to read about HIV/AIDS. Keep blogging!