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1 December World AIDS Day

Discussion in 'Talk about Turkey' started by **claire**, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. **claire**

    **claire** Super Moderator

    Today (1 december) Is world AIDS day ...just a bit of info:

    World AIDS Day was founded in 1988 by the World Health Organization. This year's important event focuses on the vulnerability of women and girls to the spread HIV pandemic.

    Women now account for nearly half of the world's approximately 40 million cases of HIV. HIV rates are even higher in the "newer" areas of the epidemic: The number of HIV-positive women in East Asia jumped by 56% in the past year alone, and in Africa nearly 60% of all HIV infections are among women. In sub-Saharan Africa, three out of every four HIV-positive youths are women.

    Worse, these frightening numbers are bound to only grow higher, thanks both to biological reasons -- a woman is simply more susceptible to HIV than a man -- and to a climate of stigma, abuse and discrimination that prevails throughout much of the world. Unless we as a society work harder to empower women everywhere to protect themselves from infection, the pandemic will increasingly take on a woman's face, and continue to threaten the stability of societies and governments across the globe.
     
  2. Hande

    Hande Fan

    thx for the infos.. ;)
    december 1 is the birthday of a friend of mine hehe that was funny :lol:
     
  3. Hande

    Hande Fan

    oh I'm sorry that doesn't fit now.. aids is not funny.
    sorry once again
     
  4. Mella

    Mella Administrator Staff Member

    LOL@HANDE.

    NO NEED TO APOLOGISE, BABE.
    WE LAUGH AT ALOT WORSE THINGS THAN THAT.


    THANKS FOR THE INFO CLAIRE. I WONDERED WHAT ALL THOSE LITTLE RED RIBBON THINGS WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE. I THOUGHT THEY HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH CHRIMBO, GNEGNEGNE
     
  5. Bilge

    Bilge Fan

    SWEET HANDE AIDS IS NOT FUNNY, BUT LOSING THE ABILITY TO LAUGH IN BAD TIMES IS WORSE. NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE HUN!
     
  6. Hande

    Hande Fan

    Ok :D
     

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