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FACT #4: Children Orphaned by AIDS

December 1, 2011

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One of the biggest effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic is on a country’s social fabric due to the number of children that have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. To date, 16.6 million children around the world have lost their parents due to HIV. Around 14.8 million of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. In […]

FACT #3: HIV Causes AIDS

November 29, 2011

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It came to my attention (via a friend’s Facebook status) that the Foo Fighters played in Perth last night.  While I admit to having a crush on Dave Grohl at the age of 12, I can’t say I’m a fan of their music anymore.  Even worse than their music is their outrageous claim that HIV […]

FACT #2: number of AIDS-related deaths

November 29, 2011

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It is AIDS awareness week! and to add to our previous post on Facts about HIV/AIDS here is today’s fact: Since the pandemic started in the early 1980s, AIDS has claimed nearly 30 million lives In 2009, the estimated number of AIDS-related deaths around the world was 1.8 million, around 1.3 million of these deaths […]

FACT #1: People living with HIV/AIDS

November 25, 2011

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To add to Alicia’s post on HIV/AIDS, during AIDS Awareness Week, we thought it would be a good idea to give you (all our 7 subscribers!) short/quick HIV/AIDS facts: AIDS FACT #1:  People living with HIV/AIDS As the world enters into the 30th year of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the number of people living with HIV/AIDS […]

HIV is Still Here

November 24, 2011

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Today is the first day of HIV awareness week held each year from 24 November to 1 December, ending with World AIDS Day on 1 December.   The theme for World AIDS Day 2011 is ‘HIV is still here’.  2011 marks the 30th anniversary of the first reported case of AIDS and the 20th anniversary of […]

Condom Couture!

November 10, 2011

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Since House of Cards is all about innovative and creative ways of raising awareness, I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite health promotion projects, “Dress Up Against AIDS: Condom Couture”. In this venture, Brazilian fashion designer Adriana Bertini uses quality-test-rejected condoms to create dresses. Bertini, inspired by her volunteer work with an […]