Thursday, December 1, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Health

Today is World AIDS Day - 

World AIDS Day is one of the most recognized health awareness days across the globe.  The commemoration began in 1988 by the International AIDS Society at the international AIDS Conference.  

AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome) is the final stage of HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.  The disease compromises the immune system, putting the body at risk for infections, resulting from a weakened immune system.  

One of our faves, The Red Pump Project takes on the challenge of spreading awareness everyday--not just December 1st.  The organization sponsors events, programming, fundraising, and shares critical knowledge for fighting this life-threatening condition.  Check out their site, and see what they have coming up next.

The World AIDS Campaign regularly takes on the initiative to spread awareness about the disease and increase research as much as possible.  Informed by those most affected by HIV, the World AIDS Campaign’s goal is to ensure that governments and policy makers meet the HIV targets they set, the commitments they made, and mobilize the necessary resources for a world where people do not die of AIDS and opportunistic infections.

For more information on World AIDS Day, click here.  

Also check out:
Center for Disease Control

Support AIDS research and prevention today, and everyday!

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