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Welcome. This community was created as a way to promote HIV/AIDS awareness as well as prevention. Feel free to post links, articles and information regarding anything about the disease, the fight, the complexities or the truths about HIV/AIDS.

What we're doing is fighting a war, and only we can end it.



Some Facts:

•Every minute, 11 people worldwide are infected with HIV.
Newsweek, January 10, 2000
AIDS Crushes A Continent by George F. Will


•Imagine 40 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa by the end of this decade (2010).
Newsweek, January 10, 2000
AIDS Crushes A Continent by George F. Will



•In 1999, the United Nations found that 2.6 million people worldwide will die of HIV/AIDS, the most of any year since the epidemic began.
San Francisco Chronicle, November 24, 1999
"AIDS Toll Higher Than Ever," U.N. Says by David Pearlman


•There were 34.3 million women, men, and children living with AIDS or infected with HIV at the end of 1999.
HIV Insight, UCSF

•It was estimated that during 1999, 5.6 million adults and children, worldwide, were infected with HIV.
San Francisco Chronicle, November 24, 1999
"AIDS Toll Higher Than Ever," U.N. Says by David Pearlman


•AIDS deaths since the begining of the epidemic number over 16.2 million.
San Francisco Chronicle, November 24, 1999
"AIDS Toll Higher Than Ever," U.N. Says by David Pearlman


•The AIDS epidemic already has created 11 million orphans.
San Jose Mercury News, January 23, 2000
Land of Orphans - Orphaned millions are epidemic's other victims
by Drusilla Menaker (Dallas Morning News)


•The only pratical, affordable means to control the AIDS epidemic over the long term is by mass vaccination.
Walter Prozensky, head of the South African Development Community

•The proportion of females among U.S. adolescents with AIDS has more than tripled in 10 years - from 14% in 1987 to 46% of the reported cases in 1996.
Center for Disease Control, March 1998

•The number of adults and children in the U.S. living with HIV/AIDS is 920,000.
Center for Disease Control, December 1999

•The number of U.S. AIDS deaths reported to the Center for Disease Control is 430,441.
Center for Disease Control

•Nine out of ten HIV positive individuals DO NOT KNOW they are infected.
World AIDS Day Resource 1998

•In the United States, teenagers and young adults account for an increasing number of HIV infections every year and are now infected with and affected by HIV more than any other population group.
World AIDS Day Resource, 1998

•Last year, roughly 50% of reported new HIV infections worldwide occurred in people between 15 and 24 years of age.
World AIDS Day Resource, 1998

•Most people with AIDS before the age of 30 were infected with HIV in their teens or twenties.
World AIDS Day Resource, 1998

•Young people who live on the street often exchange sex for shelter, security, or food and are thus at an increased risk for HIV infection.
World AIDS Day Resource, 1998</i>

•During 1998, 11 men, women, and children were infected each minute.
Funders Concerned About AIDS, April 1999

•A total of 1.2 million children living in the world are now HIV infected.
Funders Concerned About AIDS, April 1999

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