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World AIDS Day 2017

December 1st marks World AIDS Day. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the HIV virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. Most people do this by wearing an HIV awareness red ribbon on the day.  Learn more about how to become involved by visiting worldaidsday.org

The 2017 campaign is Let's End It: 

  • End isolation
  • End stigma
  • End HIV transmission

Be sure to participate in the global conversation on social media with the hashtags #WAD2017 and #LetsEndIt.

OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature our video HIV in the PICU by Dr. Robin Green. 

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