News: On World AIDS Day, 8,000 will die.

Bloggers unite against AIDSDecember 1st marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day.

While the global percentage of adults living with HIV has leveled off since 2000, 33 million people are still living with the virus.
Every day, 8,000 people die of AIDS, and 7,500 more get infectioned.

End it is not just a medical issue, AIDS is also the cause of a larger and longer term social problem. Just as an example, by 2010, 18 million children will be orphans due to AIDS. (Full)

This post is part of the Bloggers Unit Against AIDS Campaign.


Gary Baumgarten 01 December, 2008 02:31  

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Sudam 01 December, 2008 18:04  

Really a detailed story about a ghastly reality. You have done a commendable job friend. The orphaning rate is really though provoking and worrisome.

The case study of Kenya, Busia district and about Vincent is well written and typical of a trend that is going to engulf our world.

The WFP is doing a commendable job in providing food aids to school children to minimize the school drop out rate in third world countries specially in African nations.

The advanced and well off countries should come up and show their munificence and donate freely to support the orphans and education program of all such children to check the spread of the dreaded disease in them. This would in a way arrest the spread of the disease to the next generation.

All Ngos and Un agencies should work concertedly to wage a unified and concerted battle against the disease.

Let's free the world from AIDS.


Good job friend. Keep it up.

a.eye 01 December, 2008 23:40  

When you put it in numbers based on days it is even more appalling.

Anonymous,  01 December, 2008 23:45  

Thanks for the latest figures. I got a glimpse of it during my trip to South Africa and Swaziland.

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