World AIDS Day

1 Dec

The Bachelor of Social Work Club here at my graduate school, in conjunction with the AIDS Fund Philadelphia, did a beautiful display on campus today for World AIDS Day. It’s called “1981–Until It’s Over”. Please click on any of the following images to view the full slideshow. It’s beautiful.

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PhotobucketWhat do you know about AIDS?  Here are some frightening (and factually accurate) statistics.  Approximately 40% of the American population believes that there is a cure for AIDS.  That is incorrect.  It is a treatable condition, but it is incurable.  25% of infected people do not know that they are carrying the virus.  When was the last time you were tested?

One of my professors, Dr. Brent, brought in a bucket full of red ribbons and passed them out to our class. Did you know that the red ribbon for AIDS awareness was the first ribbon created and then all the other ribbons followed after?

Are you wearing YOUR red ribbon?

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