Did you guys now that today is Global Aids Day?
A day dedicated to bringing awareness to our worlds constant crisis with the HIV and AIDS.
As of today, 3 decades into the onset of the AIDS/HIV epidemic, 60 million people have contracted HIV and 25 million have died of AIDS-related causes.
*more than 7,000 people contract HIV every day.
*Women account for nearly half of all adults living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, and 61% of those in sub-Saharan Africa.
*Africa has more than 12 million AIDS orphans.
* More than half of new infections are among those under 25 years of age.
These statistics are heart breaking, but it is so good to see them and be aware and face the facts that the world is bigger then our own problems.
Today is a great day to get out of yourself and help. What can we do?
Well, yesterday UNICEF released a report stating that "Halfway through a 10-year campaign to reverse the spread of AIDS, UNICEF and its partners are making significant progress in preventing mothers from passing the disease onto their children."
While this news is exciting and inspiring, so much more needs to be done.
We can all start with educating our selves on the facts about this epidemic.
Here are some great sources for information and education.
Some of the charities you can donate to to help fund the care for people infected with HIV/AIDS and further the research for a cure.
You can also go HERE to make a donation, turn your Facebook and Twitter page RED for the day and get more information on World AIDS day.
Thank you for caring.