Today is World Aid's Day...
2015: 36.9 million people worldwide had AIDs, including 2.6 million children. 25.3 million people have died of AIDs-related illnesses since 2000. - Avert and AIDs.gov
2016: 78 million people have become infected with HIV, 35 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the first cases of HIV were reported. - UNAIDS
“In 2015, there were roughly 2.1 million new HIV infections, 150,000 of which were among children. Most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and were infected via their HIV-positive mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.” - Avert
Please give to Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDs Foundation: 1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200/ Washington DC, 20036/ 202-296-9165
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