World AIDS Day-Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise

December 1st 2008 is World AIDS day in recognition of those who have been affected by AIDS. On this day we stand in solidarity in a global effort to strengthen awareness and fight prejudice.

It is estimated by the UNAIDS that 2.5 million new infections occurred last year. More than half of this number becomes infected with HIV before the age of 25 years old, they are expected to die from AIDS before their 35th birthday.

In Jamaica 73% of people living with AIDS are between 20 and 49 years old according to figures from the MOH. The Ministry of Health however is reporting that AIDS is the second leading cause of death for the 15 to 24 age group in Jamaica . There is an overall decrease of 30% for new infections for last year.

More than 33 million people are infected and 95 % of individuals infected with AIDS are living in developing countries. AIDS is the leading cause of deaths worldwide.

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Stop AIDS

HIV-AIDS is primarily a sexually transmitted disease. Getting tested, using a condom and living a non promiscuous lifestyle is recommended to prevent as well as lessen ones chances of becoming infected

Preventing AIDS is not just fighting the disease itself but fighting the discrimination and the ignorance.

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~ by RB on November 30, 2008.

4 Responses to “World AIDS Day-Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise”

  1. Thanks for the statistical data on AIDS re Jamaica.Nuff respect!!

  2. Man AIDS is one scary disease!

  3. ESTEBAN-WC, we all have be in the know

    Stunner sometime I wonder if technology has advance much faster than medicine. Although people still live longer with AIDS there still is no cure, but its not just AIDS, its cancer too.

  4. ESTEBAN-WC, we all have be in the know

    Stunner- sometime I wonder if technology has advance much faster than medicine. Although people still live longer with AIDS there still is no cure, but its not just AIDS, its cancer too.

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