Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for December 1, 2011-World AIDS Day (Vol.12, Iss.1)
World AIDS Day 2011
Just the facts…
Some 34 million people are now living with HIV and AIDS;
68 percent of HIV and AIDS-affected persons are in sub-Saharan Africa.
Of those 34 million people, 2.5 million are children. Another 16.6 million children are currently orphaned by AIDS.
Fifty percent of the number of people living with HIV globally are women.
In 2010, 1.8 million people died of AIDS-related causes. That’s 4,931 per day, 205 per hour, 3 every minute. One life is lost to AIDS every 20 seconds.
Since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, 30 million lives have been lost to the illness.
Every day, 1,068 children are infected with HIV.
*All statistics presented in this post are taken from the 2011 UNAIDS World AIDS Day report (pdf).
AIDS is not a condition it is a movement that has made its way into every segment of the mankind and every place and space on the planet. Do your part to help find a cure to stop the countless deaths. Get tested, know your status and encourage others to be tested. Be informed and then go out and share your knowledge about AIDS.
Today I salute to incredible and courageous women who have been champions for the cause of AIDS and HIV awareness Rae Lewis Thornton (a 27 year thriver) and Hydeia Broadbent (over 20 year survivor). Both of these ladies speak boldly and apologetically about their struggles and trials with HIV. To find out more on these ladies story go to http://www.HydeiaBroadbent.com and http://www.raelewisthornton.com/
“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011”
The Sky is Limitless…
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.
2011 *”Writer of The Year”*
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