The Number-One Reason You Should Care About World AIDS Day

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It's World AIDS Day 2011. Go get tested and contribute what you can to HIV/AIDS research.

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost three out of four people in the U.S. with HIV do not have their condition under control. The report came out just days before World AIDS Day, which is today. The CDC says these high figures are likely a result of one in five people not realizing they have the disease to begin with. Read more at The Huffington Post: World AIDS Day 2011

More useful facts about HIV and AIDS: 

  • Did you know that over 90% of people with HIV were infected through sexual contact? (World AIDS Day: Facts about HIV)
  • Where can you get tested for HIV and other STDs? Here is a nationwide database. (CDC: National HIV & STD Testing Resources)
  • Read the stories of three fearless and inspiring HIV-positive American women, and how they are coping with the disease. (Betty Confidential)
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