World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. AIDS has killed more than 25 million people, with an estimated 38.6 million people living with HIV, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 3.1 million (between 2.8 and 3.6 million) lives in 2005 of which, more than half a million (570,000) were children.
The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, it has been taken up by governments, international organizations and charities around the world.
So here is the proposition. Let's flood the 'net with AIDS ribbons to express our awareness and responsiveness for this pandemic. Here is what to do:
1. Create a new blog post to include an AIDS awareness ribbon and message for Saturday December 1(there are lots of images to choose from here: or just google 'AIDS ribbon'.
2. Invite all your friends to do the same!
The goal is to have as many people as possible to post about and have an AIDS awareness ribbon in their blogs by Saturday December 1.
Seems like a big goal for one day...but give it your best shot.
Please blog now, post a picture, and tell your friends! We can make a difference by expressing our awareness of this pandemic.
Thank you, I hope you know we care!
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
This should be like Mother's Day or St. Valentine's: every day is a good day to remember that we should care.. In any language...