It Was World Aids Day Yesterday

02 December 2001
Posted by Chris Smith.

I'm sure most people know that yesterday was World Aids Day. Its 20 years since AIDS emerged as a killer disease. Since then over 20 million people world-wide have died from the disease and almost 1 in four of those are children. In some of the worst hit countries like South Africa 1 in 5 adults are HIV positive - there are thousands of so called "AIDS orphans" whose parents have died from the disease, leaving them destitute. World Aids Day aims to raise awareness of the disease - you can find out more about how you can help on www.avert.org

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