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AIDS Foundations Come to Your Aide

Nov 30, 2010

The fight against AIDS continues to grow every year since the disease was first identified in 1981. With thousands of people becoming infected every day, AIDS foundations have been created to take action against this fatal disease. World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1, so show your support for the fight against AIDS by wearing a red ribbon!

The AIDS Epidemic

AIDS was originally called Gay-Related Immune Deficiency when it was first discovered in five gay men in Los Angeles. But doctors realized that HIV and AIDS affect people of all ages, genders and nationalities - regardless of whether they're gay or straight. It starts as a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) that turns into the disease AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) once it has seriously damaged the immune system. Unfortunately, there is no cure for AIDS, but there are drugs that can slow down the disease.


The Fight Against AIDS

With HIV infecting more than 33.4 million people around the world, organizations have sprung up to help spread the word, not the disease. AIDS foundations work to prevent infections, find a cure and raise awareness through education, research and funding. They also offer health and social programs to help people adapt to living with HIV/AIDS.


How You Can Help

There are so many ways you can help - donate some of your allowance, volunteer your time or just be a friend to someone living with HIV/AIDS. Most AIDS foundations have programs that you can get involved with, such as the annual toy drive offered by the Magic Johnson Foundation. It also plans the Children's Mardi Gras, where over 2,000 inner-city kids enjoy carnival rides and games, eat ice cream, meet celebrities and much more! Contact your local AIDS organization on more ways to help.


Did You Know?

  • October is World AIDS Awareness Month.
  • World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1st.
  • People wear red ribbons to support the fight against AIDS.
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  • Get to know someone who has HIV/AIDS.
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