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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Today is World AIDS Day

Image from Lights for Rights

World AIDS Day has been held on December 1st since 1988. The intention is to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS across the globe. For this years event the theme is focused on human rights and access to treatment.

Below are a few sobering facts about HIV and AIDS:

• A total of 33 million people now live with HIV/AIDS. Two million of them are under the age of 15.

• In 2008, an estimated 2.7 million people were infected with HIV.

• Every day 7,397 people contract HIV—308 every hour.

• In 2008, 2.0 million people died from AIDS.

• More than two-thirds (67 percent) of all people living with HIV, 22 million, live in sub-Saharan Africa—including 90 percent of the world’s HIV-positive children.

For additional facts about AIDS you can go here.

Want to get involved? Go here to see if an event is going on in your area.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:59 am  


  1. This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

    Comment by aydin — January 14, 2011 @ 11:45 am

  2. do you have an rss feed?

    Comment by Capri — January 14, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

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