World AIDS Day , established in 1988 by The World Health Organization, is observed every year on December 1st and provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
In 2007, the estimated number of persons living with HIV worldwide was 33.2 million and there were 2.7 million people newly infected. It would seem to me that there should be MORE attention, but each year there seems to be less.
I don’t usually do commercials here, but in support of World AIDS Day. Starbucks is giving 5¢ to the Global Fund for every hand-crafted Starbucks beverage sold today at participating US and Canada locations. There are other businesses that are doing things too, it just seems there are not as many.
Get involved! Spread the word. AIDS still exists folks and there is more work to be done. Go to http://www.aids.gov or to http://blog.aids.gov to find out more.