Today, Sunday December 1st 2013 marks the World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.
The 2013 theme for World AIDS Day is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.”
According to the United Nations, in 2012, an estimated:
35.3 million [32.2 million - 38.8 million] people globally were living with HIV
2.3 million [1.9 million - 2.7 million] people became newly infected with HIV
1.6 million [1.4 million - 1.9 million] people died from AIDS-related illnesses
On World AIDS Day – and all year round – we’re asking you to Act Aware. Acting aware means finding out the facts about HIV and using this knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection.
On this day, contribute your own little quota to spreading the word and educating someone about HIV/AIDS. Join people from around the world in raising awareness about the fight against HIV and AIDS and get to know your status.