A4A: Thanks To Everyone Who Donated, We Raised…
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Hey, guys! We are happy to announce that our collective fundraising efforts for World AIDS Day 2017 have raised a total of $3415. A4A is rounding it to $5000 and as promised, the money will be donated today to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) for the benefit of the AIDS community.
Why do we continue to observe and support World AIDS Day though? Why does this day continue to be relevant 29 years after its inception?
It’s because to this day there is a need to eradicate the negative stigma surrounding the disease. To this day, 74 countries continue to see an increase in the rates of new infections (which reportedly happened between 2005 and 2015) in countries such as Egypt, Pakistan, Panama, Qatar, Afghanistan, Kenya, the Philippines, Cambodia, Mexico, and Russia.
And most of all, we continue to observe this day because despite the 21st century being called the Information Age or the Internet Age, there are people who have not heard of the disease until they have been infected.
In any case, the statistics aren’t any better. Currently, there are 36.7 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS (1.1 million alone are from the US) and only 20.9 million were accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART). Only 60% of them know their status while the 40% “(over 14 million people) still need to access HIV testing services.” And last year alone, a million people died due to AIDS-related illnesses, bringing the total to 35 million deaths since the AIDS epidemic started.
These are the reasons why today, more than ever, people all over the world must unite to fight against the disease.
Here at A4A, we do it by raising awareness on HIV and AIDS through the social media and through the fundraising efforts that we do every year. And it is on this note that we’d like to express our gratitude for your generosity yet again and for your continued support to our campaign.
Until next year, guys!
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