Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Awareness is Beautiful! The Red Pump Project!
Hello everyone! Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. HIV/AIDS is a terrible epidemic in our world today and in our own country. It's so important to educate yourself about this disease and we need to help educate others! No one should have to suffer from this disease! Please take a little time to check out the amazing The Red Pump Project. There will be a link up on their site to donate and all the donations will go to Chicago Women's AIDS Project, the only organization in Chicago dedicated to providing gender-specific HIV prevention and care services to women at risk.
U.S. Epidemic Today
Number of new HIV infections, 2006: 56,300
Number of people living with HIV/AIDS: 1.1 million, including more than 468,000 with AIDS
Number of AIDS deaths since beginning of epidemic: 583,298, including 14,561 in 2007
Percent of people infected with HIV who don’t know it: 21%
Pop on over and check it out! Just click the picture above!