1 December is World AIDS Day, a day of action to #CrowdOutAIDS

Thursday December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day of action for HIV activists around the world. This is why… In 2010 there were

  • 34 million people living with HIV
  •  2.7 million people newly infected with HIV
  •  1.8 million AIDS-related deaths

We have seen progress in the AIDS response, but many challenges remain. That’s why we call on you today to commit to #CrowdOutAIDS in this generation!

Here’s a few ways to get involved this World AIDS Day:

Help raise HIV knowledge

Only a minority of young people today have adequate knowledge about HIV. Can you answer five basic questions about how HIV is prevented? Test your self, and challenge your friends:

Put youth on the map

On World AIDS Day, we will launch a “crowd mapping” application where youth activist and youth organizations can sign up for future collaboration with UNAIDS. Register yourself and/or your organization and share the application with your networks:

  • Twitter: .@UNAIDS is #crowdmapping youth organizations working on HIV. Put yourself on the map and RT http://bit.ly/u8E56L #WorldAIDSDay
  • Facebook: I’ve put myself on the @UNAIDS youth activist map this World AIDS Day. Have you? http://bit.ly/u8E56L

 Host a CrowdOutAIDS offline Open Forum

Over 170 volunteers have already registered around the world to host an offline Open Forum. This is an opportunity to meet with young people in your community, discus key issues, and report back to UNAIDS to inform its new strategy on HIV and young people that truly responds to the realties of young people.

Everything you need to host an offline Open Forum is available here.

  • Twitter: Want to do more than wearing a Red Ribbon this #WorldAIDSDay? Sign up to host a #CrowdOutAIDS offline forum http://bit.ly/rQJLDh
  • Facebook: Want to make sure young people in your community are heard at the UN on AIDS this World AIDS Day. Volunteer to host a @CrowdOutAIDS Open Forum http://bit.ly/rQJLDh
Do you know other way’s to CrowdOutAIDS this World AIDS Day? Drop us a comment so we can promote it via the @UNAIDS and @CrowdOutAIDS Twitter accounts.
/Mikaela

Comments

  1. Still a shocking number…….* 2.7 million people newly infected with HIV* * 1.8 million AIDS-related deaths*

    When will this really end!?

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  3. I am deeply by Uganda goverments’ take on former ministers who embezzled global fund money. These ministers are free enjoying themselves. I have been working in HIV/AIDS field for years as a counselor but I am not seeing any change. The numbers of infected are persons are increasing day by day!

  4. Our state(Province) Andhra Pradesh has less than 6% of India’s population but contributes >20%HIV patients of the country. Trying hard to raise awareness among masses

  5. Our state(Province) Andhra Pradesh has less than 6% of India’s population, but contributes >20% of Country’s 2.4 million PLHA. trying hard to raise awareness among masses

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  12. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with helpful information to paintings on. You have performed an impressive process and our entire group will probably be thankful to you.

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