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World Aids Day is December 1

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Worlds Aids Day is Dec. 1.

This weekend something quite amazing is happening. Countries across the globe are coming together to celebrate World Aids Day. Regardless of current politics and policies, this global health initiative is having countries band together to raise awareness of HIV and Aids. While those of us in the United States plan to recognize this awareness day, what’s awesome is that it’s a movement that’s also happening across the sea, too.

World Aids Day Movements

The first Worlds Aids Day was in 1988 – it was the first global health initiative of its kind. Global leaders recognized the threat, danger and severity of the HIV virus on all continents and came together to start an annual event geared toward raising awareness of HIV, encouraging screening and promoting health. Today, the same mission occurs as many countries are gearing up to promote HIV awareness this weekend.

View the UK’s website for World Aids Day

Read how China celebrated World Aids Day in 2011

View how Ubuntu, Africa is celebrating World Aids Day

Check out the Avert website to learn AIDS statistics from around the world.

Worlds Aids Day in the U.S.

Most of us who grew up in the United States are familiar with the red ribbon campaign. In addition to showing support through the red ribbon, there are many ways to get involved this year. Aids.gov is a great site that offers helpful tools for anyone wanting to get involved in the cause this weekend. Visit the site to see how the White House is getting involved, read the latest policies regarding AIDS, see photo galleries, blog, connect on social media and more. There are even AIDS awareness events taking place on Dec. 1.

Visit AIDS.gov

You and HIV and Aids

We’ve spent the past couple of months highlighting celebs with HIV and Aids. Some of them have unfortunately passed away due to the HIV virus progressing to Aids; others have successfully managed to treat and tame HIV symptoms. The problem with HIV is that many who have it do not realize they are infected. This leads to transmission and even more lives at stake. Those who do have it need immediate treatment, medicine has revolutionized the way the HIV virus is treated.

This weekend, on World Aids Day, make a commitment to get tested for HIV. New rapid HIV tests, like the ones at ARCpoint Labs, can even provide results in 20 minutes. While nobody wants to think about requesting such a test, it could seriously end up saving your life. There’s no better time to make the leap and call. Any of our ARCpoint Labs locations are ready to help you.

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  1. Comment by Wagner Oral Surgery on November 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The continued efforts to spread awareness of HIV and AIDS has helped people all around the world. I will help spread the word!

  2. Comment by ARCpoint Labs of Lawrence on December 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I never knew there was a World Aids Day.This is a very important movement still today. I’m a little upset I missed it. Next year.

  3. Comment by ARCpoint Labs of Jacksonville on December 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I have enjoyed your posts the past few months, HIV and AIDS awareness is extremely important and you have done very well at that.

  4. Comment by ReMax Results - Ed Rippee on December 5, 2012 at 3:36 am

    One of my uncles passes away from the effects of having AIDS. I only met him as he was dying, as he came back from Chicago to live with my grandmother. I cannot say that having a family member die from the disease affected me, but looking back I see the pain that poor man went through.

  5. Comment by Christian Brothers Roofing on December 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    The awareness you have helped to spread for HIV and AIDS is commendable, keep up the great writing!

  6. Comment by ARCpoint Labs of Merrimack on December 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I wish this day was made a bigger deal around the world. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Comment by ARCPoint Labs of Fort Myers on December 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I’m happy to hear that there’s an awareness day to help the cause against AIDs. It’s a terrible illness, and I hope we find a cure for it.

  8. Comment by ARCpoint Labs of Lansing on December 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    You’ve done a great job at spreading AIDS awareness and your posts are always interesting to read, keep up the good work!

  9. Comment by ARCpoint Labs of Cuyahoga Falls on December 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    It is good to see governments and society’s banding together to face this common foe, maybe together we will develop a cure.

  10. Comment by ARCpoint Labs of Greenville SC on December 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    It is rare when world leader’s come together for a positive reason, but when they do the results can be great.

  11. Comment by ARCpoint Labs of Seattle on December 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    AIDS is a worldwide issue. It is nice to see the world attacking the disease together.

  12. Comment by ARCpoint Labs of Elk Grove Village on December 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I didn’t realize that Worlds AIDs day has been going on since 1988. I think that the initiative has made a lot of progress in spreading awareness of the disease and prevention of it.

  13. Comment by ARCPoint Labs of Des Moines on December 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I didn’t even know there was an AIDs day. We need to make this more well known.

  14. Comment by Patton Termite & Pest on December 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    AIDS awareness is something that needs to improve. Many people aren’t even aware that there is an awareness day.

  15. Comment by ARCPoint Labs of Tempe on December 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    It’s shocking how many people have AIDS. it makes sense that we’d have an awareness day.

  16. Comment by ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, SC on December 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    We have come so far with the developments for AID/HIV research. I’m happy to hear we have a day dedicated to advancing the work even further. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Comment by Gulledge Family Wellness on December 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Although AIDS is a devastating disease, its great that countries around the world have banded together to help battle it.

  18. Comment by ARCPoint Labs of Chattanooga on December 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Great post! I like that the world can come together to help spread awareness about the disease and tell how to prevent it.

  19. Comment by Prestige One Landscaping on December 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t remember there being a lot said about World AIDS day on December the 1st. Since this is something that is really important, I’m not sure why I didn’t hear about it.

  20. Comment by Stay In Branson on December 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    It’s great how important an issue this has become in people’s minds. A great cause and one we should all be fully aware of!

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