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Friday, December 1, 2006

World AIDS Day 2006

December 1st is World AIDS Day. Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Observance of this day provides an opportunity for governments, national AIDS programs, churches, community organizations and individuals to demonstrate the importance of the fight against HIV/AIDS.

World AIDS Day 2006

More information: World AIDS Day 2006 - Wikipedia

25 years ago this year, people began to get diagnosed with AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. In that time the World health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 25 million people - 1 million people a year - have died from this condition! 25 years later, the UN program UNAIDS considers it a pandemic with 38.6 million people infected world-wide, many of these are children in Africa who were infected in-utero.

Please light a candle and say a prayer today for the millions throughout the world who are suffering from this horrible disease as well as for their families. Pray that world leaders are moved to finally, seriously work towards a cure, prevention and eradication of this monster that has taken so many innocent, beautiful lives.

If you want to make a donation to help, please consider: Clinton Foundation World AIDS Day 2006



Blogger Dixie said...

I've spent today remembering the seven friends I've lost to AIDS and know that while we've made progress in treating AIDS since then, we need even more so that the poor of the world can receiving the life extending medicines they need.

5:10 PM  

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