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WORLD AIDS DAY 2010
December 4, 2010
8:00 - 4:00
Baton Rouge Catholic Life Center

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Baton Rouge AIDS Society will host a local area Youth Conference. The event will feature HIV educational sessions and personal testimonies from individuals who are affected and/or infected by HIV. There will be a featured guest and many door prizes.  Lunch will be provided.  T-Shirts will be given to first 100 participants who are registered before November 24th.   

About World AIDS Day -

Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2009 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.

According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2007 some 2.5 million people became newly infected with the virus. Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35.

Around 95% of people with HIV and AIDS live in developing nations. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world. For more information about World AIDS Day, visit www.avert.org.

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