World AIDS Day 2008

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December 1, 2008

http://flickr.com/photos/lamiky/311345523/in/pool-worldaidsday/This year marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. You probably weren’t even born when World AIDS Day first started. But since 1988, the 1st of December is a day to come together and raise awareness about the global AIDS epidemic.

AIDS is a major health concern for everyone on the planet. And the solution to this global problem has to start from the bottom up—it starts with you! Do your part to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS: Get educated about the virus and how it’s transmitted.

If you’ve never had sex, great! Abstaining from oral, anal and vaginal sex is the only way to be 100- percent safe from HIV/AIDS. And if you’ve already had sex, that’s OK. Make sure you and your partner get tested for HIV. You may choose to stop having sex, as that’s the safest choice. But if you choose to continue having sex, properly using a latex barrier, like a condom or Sheer Glyde dam, each and every time you have oral, anal or vaginal sex, will protect you and your partner from HIV/AIDS, too.

Want to test your knowledge of HIV/AIDS? Play AVERT.org‘s game, AIDS Challenge. Or try their World AIDS Day Quiz.

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