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World AIDS Day
December 1, 2011
By The IRC
An IRC counselor demonstrates condom use during a voluntary HIV/AIDS counseling and testing session for couples in Turkana, Kenya.
December 1 is World AIDS Day. Thirty years after the first cases of HIV/AIDS were reported, International Rescue Committee programs all over the world are marking the day with awareness-raising activities about preventing the spread of HIV and supporting people living with the disease.
Here are some facts about HIV/AIDS:
- 33.4 million are currently living with HIV/AIDS.
- In 2008, 2 million people died due to HIV/AIDS, and another 2.7 million were newly infected.
- While cases have been reported in all regions of the world, almost all those living with HIV (97%) reside in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Here's a look at the how the IRC is fighting HIV/AIDS in Kenya.
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