worldaidsday
by Amanda Just
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Since 1998, World AIDS Day has been recognized on December 1st. The mission of World AIDS Day has been to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV infection. According to WorldAIDSDay.org, “[a]round 100,000 are currently living with HIV in the UK and globally an estimated 34 million people have HIV. More than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 have died from the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.”

This year, many people, including celebrities, raised awareness on social media.

Singer/songwriter and AIDS activist, Alicia Keys, posted the following on Twitter:

“Millions affected by HIV are counting on OUR generation. Let’s be
brave & bold, and END this epidemic! #WorldAIDSDay”

Actress, Sophia Bush tweeted:

“Today is #WorldAIDSDay. Let’s DANCE @RED SAVE LIVES. Buy the album.
All proceeds fight AIDS. #danceRED #WorldAIDSDay”

Actor, comedian, and activist, Ricky Gervais posted the following on Facebook:

“Is it weird to wish you a Happy World AIDS day? Anyway, that’s what it is and you should support the fight http://www.worldaidsday.org/

Get the facts about HIV/AIDS, get tested, and raise awareness.

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About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg, ForksOverKnives.com, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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