Posted by: Candace
December 1st is World AIDS Day recognized by the United Nations. Over 35 million people are living with HIV around the world; 47% of those people are women. A lot of the times HIV is passed on via unprotected sex and the sharing of needles.
There is still no cure or vaccine for the disease. There is more treatment and medication now than there ever was. With more education and awareness, people aren't as afraid of people with the disease as they once were. Up until 2010, China banned all persons with HIV from travelling. In the United States up until 2009, HIV-positive people were banned from entering the country. On November 7, 1991; NBA player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. Director, Nelson George, documented the story in The Announcement.
The best ways to prevent AIDS and HIV is abstinence, having sex with the use of a latex condom, and not sharing needles with others.
For more information on this disease visit: WorldAIDSDay.org or HIVAware.org
To donate visit: MagicJohnson.org
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