The Big Girl Chronicles: World AIDS Day 2012
“Working Together For An AIDS-Free Generation”
A globally estimated 33.3 million people have been diagnosed with one of the most destructive pandemics in history. This destructive force to which I’m referring is HIV. HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of over 25 million from 1981-2007. That’s over 25 million families that have stories to share about their loved one’s personal battle with this deadly disease. December 1st has been designated as a day to increase knowledge of the facts surrounding HIV/AIDS and put that information to use so that not another person has to be added to the millions that have already been affected.
The truth is that there is no known cure for HIV/AIDs. However, scientific research has advanced tremendously since this disease was first uncovered. Take this day to talk with those who are engaged in the battle with HIV/AIDS and learn about what you can do to help. The following are some online resources to get you started:
You can also take a quiz to test your knowledge at www.hivawarequiz.org.uk/quiz.
Know your status. You can text your zip code to KNOWIT (566948) and find a testing location in your area. Talk with health professionals and other victims to find out about safer sex practices and what you can do to prevent the spread of this deadly disease.