|SCARY WORLD AIDS FACTS
It is estimated that 40 Million people are living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2002.
Five Million were diagnosed with HIV in 2002.
There were approximately three million AIDS deaths in 2002.
Over 14 million children were made orphans because of AIDS by the end of 2001.
The American Association of World Health estimates that in India the number of new infections is DOUBLING every 14 months and that by 2010 India will overtake South Africa as the nation with the most people living with HIV/AIDS.
The number of AIDS cases in China is growing by nearly 30% each year. The American Association of World Health estimates that nearly 10 million Chinese will be HIV positive or have AIDS by 2010.
In August, 2001 AIDS was recognized as currently being the leading cause of death in Thailand.
World wide it is estimated that over 1 in every 100 persons (greater then 1%) ages 15 to 49 is HIV positive.
An estimated 40 million people have become infected with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS.
The majority of people in the world who are living with HIV/AIDS are heterosexual.
SCARY FACTS ABOUT AIDS IN THE UNITED STATES
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that there have been over half a million AIDS deaths in the United States alone including over five thousand AIDS deaths of children under 15 years old.
AIDS is the leading cause of death for African Americans ages 25 to 44.
AIDS is the second leading cause of death for Latinos ages 25 to 44.
In 1999 women constituted 23% of all AIDS cases in the United States.
Women represent the fastest growing group of new HIV infections in the United States.
An estimated one in 13 people living with AIDS is over age fifty
and that over a quarter are unaware of their condition but can still spread the disease.
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 15% of men infected with HIV were infected through heterosexual sex
including oral and vaginal sex.
In 2000 the Centers for Disease Control estimate that over 2.2 million people in the United States are HIV positive
and that 25% of those who are HIV positive are totally unaware of their condition but can still spread the disease.
SCARY FACTS ABOUT AIDS PREVENTION
The rate of condom failure has been rated at between 2% and 35%.
A Boston Globe article (June 23, 2003) put the rate of condom failure to prevent HIV infection at 10 %
STUPID THINGS SAID ABOUT AIDS
"I know one man who was impotent who gave AIDS to his wife and the only thing they did was kiss."
"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals;
it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals."
|AIDS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES|
AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS)
Center for Disease Control's
National AIDS Clearinghouse
1 (800) 458-5231
Hemophilia and AIDS/HIV Network
for the dissemination of Information
1 (800) 424-2643
National AIDS Hotline
1 (800) 342-AIDS
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1 (800) 221-7044
National Institute of Drug Abuse
1 (800) 662-HELP
1 (800) 822-7422
Women and HIV/AIDS -
1 (800) 544-4876
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|PERSONAL AIDS WEB SITES|
November 17th, 1925 - October 2nd, 1985
Rock Hudson had an acting career spanning over 30 years
with dozens of major motion pictures to his credit
Famous people that have died from AIDS
October 19th, 1932 - May 12th, 1992
Motion picture and television actor.
Best known as the Dad on the
May 16th, 1919 - February 4th, 1987
Legendary pianist and entertainer
September 5th, 1946 - November 24th, 1991
Lead vocalist for rock band Queen
Noted performer at Live Aid in 1985
Vocalist for Queen Hits "I Want To Break Free", "Bohemian Rhapsody",
"Another One Bites The Dust",the sports team favorite "We Are The Champions"
and the Highlander motion picture and television series theme "Princes of the Universe"
February 10th, 1944 - June 18th, 1992
Famous singer, songwriter and performer.
Former husband to Liza Mannelli
Composed "I Honestly Love You", "Don't Cry Out Loud" and his signature song "I Go To Rio"
September 7th, 1963 - March 26th, 1995
Rapper and Co-Founder of Ruthless Records
worked with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre in N.W.A. (Niggaz With Attitude)
and released "NWA And The Posse" and "Straight Outta Compton"
Often called the "Godfather Of Gangsta Rap"
April 4th, 1932 - September 12th, 1992
Motion Picture Actor
Acted in such films as "Fear Stikes Out", "Tall Story", "The Match Maker", "On The Beach", "Catch-22",
"The Life And Times Of Judge Roy Bean", "Murder On The Orient Express", "Mahogany",
"Crimes Of Passion" and "I'm Dangerious Tonight" (his last role)
Nominated for an Academy Award for his role in "Friendly Persuasion"
Best known for his portayal of Norman Bates in the classic horror film "Psycho" and its three sequels
(Gia Marie Carangi)
January 29th,1960 - November 18th, 1986
Fashion Model of the late 70's and early 80's
One of the first "Super Models" and also one of the first women to die from AIDS
|KEVIN PETER HALL
May 9th, 1955 - April 10, 1991
This 7'2" actor frequently played aliens and creatures in such films as"Prophecy","Without Warning",
"Mazes And Monsters", "Monster In The Closet""Harry And The Hendersons"
and the Predator in "Predator" and "Predator 2"
Starred in two television series
"Misfits Of Science" and as 'Harry' in "Harry And The Hendersons"
|WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT AIDS?!?!?|
|1. Educate Yourself (and others)
There are eight (8) 1-800 numbers and twelve (12) educational web site links as well as six (6) personal web site links on this page
take the time to call the numbers and read the web sites.
2. Protect Yourself
Practice "Safer Sex" (there is no such thing as Safe Sex") and change any behavior on your part that might cause you to become infected. If you are HIV positive then change any behaviors that might lead to the spread of this disease.
3. Get Tested for HIV
If you have ever done anything that might lead you to become infected with HIV then take the time to have yourself tested.
Better to know now so that you can take care of your health and prevent the further spread of the disease then to live in ignorance develop AIDS earlier and die from it earlier not to mention infecting others.
4. Refuse To Tolerate Ignorance
If you should hear someone say something ignorant, homophobic or just plain stupid be it in someone in your family, your church or at work correct them. Ignorance can get you killed.
5. Support AIDS Research and Education
Write your congressman asking him to support AIDS research and education. When you give to charities give to AIDS education and research groups.
Get involved in you community. volunteer for AIDS home hospice and AIDS support programs. Create an AIDS awareness web site (like this one).
|Arab AIDS Site
Info and Links in Arabic
|My AIDS Journal
Native American woman with AIDS Journal