World AIDS Day 2010: AIDs Awareness Day- HIV/AIDS Facts, Quotes
Worlds AIDS Day 2010: Theme For HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Human Rights - Light for Rights Campaign
December 1st, 2010 is World AIDS Day where individuals and organizations from around the world acknowledge the world wide struggle against HIV/AIDS. World Aids Day started in 1988 with the theme, Communication.
The theme for World AIDS Day 2010 is Universal Access and Human Rights, through the Light For Rights Campaign.
The protection of human rights is fundamental to combating the global HIV and AIDS epidemic. Violations against human rights fuel the spread of HIV, putting marginalised groups, such as injecting drug users and sex workers, at a higher risk of HIV infection. By promoting individual human rights, new infections can be prevented and people who have HIV can live free from discrimination.
World AIDS Day Resources For Teachers And Educators
- Posters to download: This year we will again be offering the “I am living my rights” posters to download in over 10 languages.
- Light for Rights Toolkit : Another great way to promote the World AIDS Day theme of universal access and human rights to host a “Lights for Rights" event. Click here to learn more.
- World AIDS Day International Events Calendar: Join the hundreds of campaigners from around the world each year that post their World AIDS Campaign events on our International Calendar! Now open - click here.
- The International Transport Workers' Federation has developed campaigning materials available here. Check out the HIV/AIDS: Case Studies and Good Practices also available on their site
- Videos of key messages for this year's World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day 2010: HIV/AIDS Facts
It is estimated that AIDS has killed 25 million people world wide. Currently, about 32 million live with HIV/AIDS.
- Over a quarter of people with HIV in the UK don’t know they are infected.
- One in 20 gay men in the UK is living with HIV.
- HIV affects all ages. One in six people living with HIV in the UK are over 50. Last year one in ten people diagnosed were aged 16 to 24.
Though AIDS awareness has greatly improved since people became aware of the HIV virus in the 1980s, much needs to be done, particularly in the developing world.
Africa has over 14 million AIDS orphans.
At the end of 2008, women accounted for 50% of all adults living with HIV worldwide
In developing and transitional countries, 9.5 million people are in immediate need of life-saving AIDS drugs; of these, only 4 million (42%) are receiving the drugs.
World AIDS Day 2010: Quotes
The HIV/AIDS awareness movement has received support from the ordinary people to the the famous.
History will judge us on how we respond to the AIDS emergency in Africa....whether we stood around with watering cans and watched while a whole continent burst into flames....or not. Bono
Stigma hurts. Because of AIDS, children are bullied, isolated and shut out of school. They are missing out on education. They are missing out on medicines. Children are missing your love, care and protection. Join me. And become a stigma buster. UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS - Jackie Chan
I couldn't care less if the guy I'm guarding has HIV. I'm going to slam him anyway. Dennis Rodman