ISSUE: World AIDS Day
OUR VIEW: Awareness helps beat the threat
Since the AIDS epidemic began 30 years ago, advances have been made in the medical and awareness arenas, but the disease has an astounding global impact and often a stigma.
In the United States, about 1.2 million people are living with HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in five of those don’t know they are infected. About 16,000 people with AIDS die each year.
Last week, communities observed World AIDS Day.