Bead Relief

WORLD AIDS DAY DEC 1 2013

 

 

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Wear a Red Ribbon to support World Aids Day 2013, here at Bead Relief we will be sporting Red Bracelets!

The 2013 theme for World AIDS Day is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.”

1 in 4 new HIV infections occurs in youth ages 13 to 24 years. Let’s help educate our youth on the risks and risky behaviors so they can be prepared. A few of the things you can do are below or go to their website to learn more.

•Get the facts about HIV and understand your risk. Get tested for HIV and other STIs. If you have HIV, get treatment and stay in care to remain healthy and prevent passing the virus to others.

•Engage in community and web-based education and other effective programs to prevent HIV and STIs among youth, particularly youth at highest risk.

•Combat the stigma and discrimination that keep young people, particularly young gay and bisexual males, from prevention and treatment services. •Find out more about what CDC is doing about HIV at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv and http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sexualbehaviors.

 

Protecting a Generation

Education is the key!

For more information go to:

http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day/

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AIDS Project Los Angeles is doing a Food Drive

On World AIDS Day 2013, APLA will initiate a massive countywide food drive to secure donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items for Angelenos living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information, visit apla.org/fooddrive.

•Content source: National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention