Tomorrow, December 1st, it's the annual World AIDS Day! This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the disease. The illness interferes with the immune system making people with AIDS much more likely to get infections, including opportunistic infections and tumors that do not affect people with working immune systems. This susceptibility gets worse as the disease continues.
I remember, almost 10 years ago, I was watching MTV and Alicia Keys was at the Staying Alive Concert in South-Africa. They interviewed a few women who had to struggle with the disease. I was only 15, but I didn't really know what AIDS was and got so emotional! From that day on I always wanted to help in a way...
AIDS isn't just a problem in Africa, it's spreading all over the world! In 2009, the World Health Organization estimated that there are 33.4 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS, with 2.7 million new HIV infections per year and 2 million annual deaths due to AIDS.
So what can we do?
You can attent the events they organize around the globe... or buy things to help people who have AIDS!
Like for example Join(RED). They offer some lovely things and at the same time you can support them!
I once bought an iPod in a limited edition and I adored it! I also bought the Shazam app and I use it almost every day! It's all worth the money!
The following two people died because of AIDS...
The lovely and emotional concert Alicia Keys gave at the Staying Alive event in South-Africa...
For more information you can visit the following websites:
World Aids Day
World Aids Campaign