Today is World AIDs Day (December 1) - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: southern Maine
Posts: 2,604
Send a message via AIM to spacemonkey Send a message via Yahoo to spacemonkey
Today is World AIDs Day (December 1)

  • Right now, there are an estimated 39.4 million people infected with HIV and AIDs.
    [/*:m:23usymrd]
  • During 2004 around five million adults and children became infected with HIV. By the end of the year, an estimated 39.4 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS.
    [/*:m:23usymrd]
  • Nearly 3.5 million people have died of AIDs this year, despite the availability of HIV antiretroviral therapy which reduced the number of deaths in high income countries. 20 million have died in the past 22 years. The rates are growing....
    [/*:m:23usymrd]
  • 12 million African children have been orphaned by AIDs. By 2010, there will be an estimated 20 million orphans living in sub-Saharan Africa.
    [/*:m:23usymrd]
  • By December 2004 women accounted for 47% of all people living with HIV worldwide, and for 57% in sub-Saharan Africa.
    [/*:m:23usymrd]
  • In 2003, young people (15-24 years old) accounted for half of all new HIV infections worldwide, more than 6,000 became infected with HIV every day.
    [/*:m:23usymrd]
  • An estimated five million people in low and middle income countries do not have the AIDS drugs which could save their lives.[/*:m:23usymrd]
The statistics are heartbreaking and overwhelming. If you're like me, you think: I can't do everything, so why do anything? Here's what you can do on December 1st...

- wear a red ribbon, made of simple fabric and a safety pin. Pass them out to friends, family, and co-workers.

- light a candle, in remembrance of all who have been affected by HIV and AIDs. Those that have died and those that survive.

- donate to an organization seeking to lessen the suffering and stop the spread of this dreaded disease.

You can watch a video here that details the crisis, and a photo montage. (will take longer for dial-up users), along with getting more information at OneLifeRevolution.org.
spacemonkey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 09:16 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 946
Thanks for the reminder Spacemonkey
LoveMyKitties is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 12:03 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 40
Yes, thanks so much for bringing attention to it Spacemonkey We here have our ribbons ready to go!
Civicchik96 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 02:21 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,200
Thanks for the reminder!
jessamica8 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 08:01 AM
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,711
Thanks for the reminder.
fbodgrl is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 01:52 PM
Sam
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 272
Thanks for that. I'm going to light a cande.
Sam is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 02:00 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,882
I don't tell too many people this, but I came || (this) close to having HIV or AIDS myself. When I was born (1982, 5 years prior to Hepetitis screening of donated blood), I had two blood transfusions. I was a week old and a month old. When I was 5, my parents freaked out when they heard I could have it just from blood transfusions. I was lucky; many others weren't.

I thank God that he saw to give me a long, healthy life. I will remember those who weren't given that choice.
emrldsky is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-01-2004, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: southern Maine
Posts: 2,604
Send a message via AIM to spacemonkey Send a message via Yahoo to spacemonkey


spacemonkey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome