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Today is World AIDS Day

1. December 2004 • swoll
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This just landed in my inbox:

AIDS.ORG: World AIDS Day, December 1, 2004
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<><> KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT HIV/AIDS <><>
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WORLDWIDE

* 39.4 million people are living with HIV/AIDS * 4.9 million people (2.4 million children) infected in 2004 * 50% of people living with HIV are women * Young women/girls 2.5 times more likely to become infected than males * 11 million young people are living with HIV/AIDS, ages 15-24 * 3.1 million men, women, & children died of AIDS in 2004 * 28.1 million people have died of AIDS since 1981 * Every 6 seconds, a new person is infected with HIV * Every 10 seconds, a person dies of HIV/AIDS
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<><> TAKE ACTION—WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP <><>
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LEARN – EDUCATE – DONATE – VOLUNTEER – PARTICIPATE

* Donate to AIDS.ORG or other nonprofit AIDS charities * Educate Yourself – get the facts, get tested * Educate Others – teach what you have learned to those close to you * Protect yourself – Protect others * Volunteer with an AIDS organization in your community * Register for a local AIDS walk
————————————————————————————— ** PREVENTION STARTS WITH YOU – GET TESTED ** HELP AIDS.ORG – HELP OTHERS

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AIDS.ORG: Educating – Raising HIV Awareness – Building Community
a nonprofit AIDS education organization & project of Community Partners
http://www.aids.org

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