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World AIDS Day

Dec 01, 2016

December 1st is World AIDS Day and if you only do one thing on this day, put on a red ribbon. Pin it to your jacket, your backpack or even your dog's collar. You could also donate time and money. The red ribbon is the international symbol of HIV and AIDS awareness. AIDS is short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - a serious, possibly fatal disease of the immune system.

World AIDS Day: Why You Should Wear a Ribbon

More than 35.3 million people worldwide have HIV - a serious disease that still has no cure. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. By wearing the red ribbon, you are telling everyone that you're aware of the AIDS crisis and that you support people suffering from the disease. If people start asking you questions about the ribbon, you can tell them:

  • You're supporting people who have HIV.
  • AIDS is a disease that does not discriminate, but its victims are discriminated against.
  • In another 10 years, more than 40 million children could be orphans from losing their parents to AIDS.

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World AIDS Day: The History of World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day has been around since December 1, 1988. It started as a day to share messages of hope, compassion and understanding about AIDS to the world. The organization behind World AIDS Day is the World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. World AIDS Day is honored around the world and it's the only international day that takes action against AIDS.

World AIDS Day: Show Your Support

Show your support this December 1st and pin on a red ribbon, the proceeds of which go to AIDS charities. You can get one from your local AIDS organization. Check out http://www.worldaidsday.org for more information.

Have Your Say

Does your school do anything for World Aids Day? How do you show your support?

 

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Whose Problem Is AIDS?

  • AIDS is only a problem for homosexuals.
  • AIDS is everyone's problem.
  • AIDS is only a problem for people who have AIDS.
  • AIDS is only a problem for people in third-world countries.

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Xxnobody101
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if i knew you maybe
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Don't know you, so no.
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JazzyRox
JazzyRox posted in Debating:
"Eri-Prime" wrote: TRUST ME. There used to be more.   Really? I Just looked it up and Here is what i found....: At the dawn of agriculture, about 8000 B.C., the population of the world was approximately 5 million. Over the 8,000-year period up to 1 A.D. it grew to 200 million (some estimate 300 million or even 600, suggesting how imprecise population estimates of early historical periods can be), with a growth rate of under 0.05% per year. A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas  it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion , the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987). During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion. In 1970, there were roughly half as many people in the world as there are now. Because of declining growth rates, it will now take over 200 years to double again. So, There are definitely more people on earth now...huh? 
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JazzyRox
JazzyRox posted in Debating:
"Eri-Prime" wrote: It should be illiegal. we are reducing Earths popluationn ya know? WE NEED MORE HUMANS I don't think we need any more humans right now.. We already Have 7 billion... plus, Not all Humans are gay..(obviously! most humans are straight.) And i think that if you are gay it is a great opportunity to Adopt a child who needs a home. (I'm Mormon Btw, And Mormons get shamed for hating gays...Like seriously? No! Maybe someone should try being a mormon before assuming what we hate and don't hate) 
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