Sunday, November 23, 2008 Calls For World AIDS Day Action

World AIDS Day Is Coming

World Aids Day is December 1st every year and last year we did a week of Black Blogging To End AIDS. This year it's just going to be Blogging to End AIDS, and we'll do something Black specific surrounding National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7th.

I think it worked out well last time, and a lot of you participated so we'll keep the same format.

The purpose will be to raise AIDS awareness, most particularly to help prevention of the spread of the disease.

It will be a week long event starting December 1st and going through the 7th; which means you can do your post (or multiple post would be even better) at anytime during the week, as opposed to just on one specific day. How many post you do is optional, but you need only do one to participate.

Please sign up in the comments here, with your name or net handle and FULL clickable url so that I can keep track and do a wrap up post highlighting all the bloggers that participate.

Example: Yobachi

There’s plenty of information on the web that you can research about AIDS, including the particular issues for the Black Diaspora, so it’s not necessary that you have a great amount of AIDS knowledge to participate. You can be effective by simply pulling together some information from others sources and putting it in front of people.

World Aids Day Logo

From the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

About the Day

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Day provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic.

The Facts
In 2007, the estimated number of persons living with HIV worldwide was 33.2 million and there were 2.7 million people newly infected.

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