World AIDS Day

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Every Year on the 1st of December World AIDS Day is held as an opportunity for people from all walks of life to unite in the fight against HIV.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus known as HIV- is a virus, which attacks the body’s immune system and the body’s defenses against diseases. The virus can be passed from human to human through infected bodily fluids, either through sex without protection or by sharing infected needles.

Since the 1st #WorldAidsDay held in 1988, we have used this December day to not only show support for those living with HIV, but to remember those who have fallen to the evils of this nightmare.

Globally an estimated 34 million people are currently living with HIV, in addition to the more than 35 million people who have died from the virus… when more than 70 Million people across the world have been affected in one way or another by HIV, it equates to being one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Although science has made many advances within the world of HIV treatment, educating people on the facts of protecting themselves and others from the accessibility to contract HIV is part of the awareness campaign December 1st tugs at its helm. World AIDS Day plays a vita role in reminding the public and that HIV has not gone away – there is a heavy handed stigma that remains even decades post HIV’s first outbreak, which brought along with it prejudice and discrimination that remain a reality for many people living with HIV.

Y Facts…

Although there is no known CURE for HIV… If you had unprotected sex and are worried you are one of he over 90% of people with HIV who were infected through sexual contact… You can now get tested for HIV using a saliva sample with results of an HIV test in just 15-20 minutes!

So let’s join USA and… Focus, Partner, Achieve: An Aids- Free Generation. 

 

World AIDS Day Update:
To honor The importance of AIDS awareness, every product Apple sells today will help efforts to support the RED campaign. By contributing a portion of their proceeds Apple Retail Stores and Apple Online Stores hope to gross awareness for the Global Fund to fight AIDS.