World AIDS Day, Dec. 1
December 1, 2011 officially marks World AIDS Day, This year also marked 30 years since the first documented case of the disease.
Facts from Canadian Aids Society:
There are more people today living with HIV in Canada than there were 10 years ago
The number of youth aged 15 to 19 diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Canada continues to increase.
More than half of Grade 9 students in Canada believe there is a cure for AIDS
There are 3.33 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide since 2009
The cost of HIV is $1.3 million per person infected
The theme chosen for the 2011 Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day is Do Something