World AIDS Day Resources | November 2012
World AIDS Day has been observed on December 1 every year since 1988, with the purpose of honoring and remembering the millions who have been lost to the epidemic and to bring attention to HIV/AIDS and those currently living with it.
When it was created, World AIDS Day became the first-ever health day to be commemorated worldwide, providing an important opportunity for the global community to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This year’s theme is “Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS-Related Deaths.”
There are numerous ways to get involved with World AIDS Day this year, by learning the facts and putting the knowledge into action. Another way to show support for those living with HIV/AIDS is by wearing the signature red ribbon on December 1. You can find out more about World Aids Day at www.worldaidsday.org.
Below are more resources providing information and ways you can participate in World AIDS Day.
Find a Testing Center Near You: http://hivtest.cdc.gov/
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) offers hands-on support services in New York City and HIV/AIDS education and advocacy for hundreds to thousands nationwide.
TheBody.Com is the web's largest source of HIV and AIDS information
HIV Medicine Association is an organization of U.S.-based HIV medicine professionals
The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) advocates for the lives and dignity of all people living with HIV/AIDS, especially the more than a million Americans who live with it today.
ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.
The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) is a leading organization dedicated to the support of HIV/AIDS research.
The International AIDS Society is the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals.
UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of HIV/AIDS provides evidence-based, technical support to Member States in scaling up treatment, care and prevention services and supply of HIV commodities to enable a comprehensive and sustainable response to HIV in countries.
Centers For Disease Control (CDC) – Vital Signs: HIV Infection, Testing, and Risk Behaviors Among Youths — United States
Health Protection Agency (HPA) – HIV in the United Kingdom: 2012 Report
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) – Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment for Men Who Have Sex with Men
Human Rights Watch (HRW) – US: Police Practices Fuel HIV Epidemic, Sex Workers at Risk From Condom Policy
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