Posted by: Patricia Hysong | November 30, 2014

World Aids Day

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December 1, 2014 is designated as World Aids Day.

Around the world, about 34 million people are living with HIV. In the United States, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV every year. World AIDS Day is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV and AIDS.

How can World AIDS Day make a difference?

We can use this day to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, encourage people to get tested, and take action to support people living with HIV.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Encourage people to get tested for HIV. Let them know that some health clinics offer free HIV testing.
  • Talk to parents about teaching their kids the basics of safe sex.
  • Wear a red ribbon, the symbol of HIV awareness and support. Tell people why you are wearing it.

Information obtained and or adapted from Healthfinder.gov.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

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