Friday, December 01, 2006

World AIDS Day

Today is dedicated to raising awareness of the global AIDS pandemic.
More than 65 million people have been infected with HIV.

More than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981.

More than 3 million people (approx. 570,000 were children) died of AIDS in 2005.

More than 2.9 million people have died in 2006.

The World Health Organization predicts that in the next 25 years another 117 million people will die, making AIDS the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide.

Visit other Daily Photo bloggers around the world that are participating in our theme day which is to "take a photo of a person from the waist down", a theme that is a tribute to the work of Bob from Barcelona, Spain.
Porto - Greenville - Evry - Queens - Seattle, WA, USA - Stayton , OR, USA - Albuquerque, NM (USA) - Joplin, MO (USA) - Singapore (Raymond) - Guadalajara, Mexico - Santiago, Chile - London (UK) - Jakarta (Indonesia) - Bandung (Indonesia) - Melbourne, Aust (John) - Phoenix, AZ (US) - Twin Cities, MN - Newcastle upon tyne(England) - St. Paul, MN (USA) Carol - Szentes (Hungary) - Tuzla (BiH) - St. Paul Kate - Dubai (U.A.E.) - Nelson (New Zealand) - Sharon, CT USA - Tenerife (Spain) - Auckland (New Zealand) - Budapest (Hungary) - Sydney, Australia (Sally) - Sequim, WA - East Lansing, MI (USA) - Vantaa; Finland - Singapore (Zannnie) - Paris (France) - Kuala Lumpur - Shanghai, China - Sydney Aust (Nathalie) - Hyde (UK) - Akita City, Japan - Tokyo (Japan) - Rotterdam - Manila (Philippines) - Not Strictly Seattle - Stavanger (Norway) - Hong Kong - Chattanooga, Tennessee - Barcelona (Spain) - Trujillo (Peru) - Naples Florida - Delta Colorado - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Cheltenham, England - Saarbr├╝cken, Germany


Anonymous jing said... beautiful sign!!!
and i noticed those walking people on the background....very vivid photo.
and i wishes more and more people notice the problems of our health.


Fri Dec 01, 12:00:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

c'est superbe..une tres bonne idee pour cette journee sur le Sida.
Les chiffres que tu donnent font peur, et je trouve que l'on en parle pas assez aux jeunes, entre autre dans les ecoles.

it is superb. .une very good idea for this day on the AIDS. The figures which you give make fear, and I find that one does not speak enough to the young people about it, amongst other things in the schools.

Fri Dec 01, 01:15:00 AM PST  
Blogger edwin s said...

well done felicia. well done!

Fri Dec 01, 02:47:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

!!! hopefully the scary numbers will increase the awareness..Good post, Felicia!

Fri Dec 01, 05:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kate said...

Figures aren't too promising! Good photo!

Sat Dec 02, 03:47:00 AM PST  
Blogger Ame said...

Nice shot Felicia...too bad we even have to HAVE a World AIDS awareness is really striking on that grass....take care! ;-)

Sat Dec 02, 10:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kala said...

crazy isnt it? So many lives are affected in so many places

Sun Dec 10, 10:38:00 PM PST  

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