Big D Blog: World AIDS Day

December 4, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Marissa Belske

Did you know that December 1st was World Aids Day? I almost missed out on this important day myself because I didn’t notice any special events going on around the SMU campus. An article from The Dallas Voice explains that this was the 23rd year that this event will draw attention to this pandemic that is greatly affecting the world.

Dallas has the right to be concerned about HIV. Today someone will be infected with HIV every 9.5 minutes. It’s not just those sobering numbers that come as shock, but on top of that Dallas retains the state’s worst HIV infection rate.

Whether you know someone who is affected by HIV/AIDS or not, World AIDS Day helps those around the world who are fighting this disease. Next year on December 1st go out and support this cause and wear red in remembrance to all those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS.