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Bahamas World AIDS Day 2012 Fun Run/Walk: December 1
Nov 30, 2012 - 12:11:01 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas AIDS Foundation is hosting a T-Shirt Day and Fun Run Walk for World AIDS Day which is December 1st.

Participate and order your t-shirts today. (Form attached) Register for the Fun Run Walk (Form attached)

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

More than 90,000 people are currently living with HIV in the UK and globally an estimated 33.3 million people have HIV. More than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 have died from the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Today, many scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. But despite this, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others from HIV, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV. World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

More info on World AIDS Day


Local contact:

Carlyne S. Smith
Executive Director 
The Bahamas AIDS Foundation

(242)325-9326 Work or via e-mail at bamap@hotmail.com.

Help us as we fight against HIV/AIDS in The Bahamas.


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