World AIDS Day NW
On December 1st 2012 – around the world and throughout the United States – communities came together to mark the 24th Annual World AIDS Day, taking time to ensure we not only recognize the 25 million individuals lost to HIV and AIDS, but the 33 million global citizens living with the HIV virus today.
In the US, there are over 1.1 Million Americans living with HIV and more than 20% of those infected do not even know they carry the virus. It is estimated by the CDC that 56,000 new infections are occurring annually; that’s one new infection every nine and a half minutes in the US due to a disease that is completely preventable.
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