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Dec 1: World AIDS Day highlights need for continued action

A recent global survey found that fifty per cent of educated youths admit they dont know enough about HIV and AIDS, according to AIESEC International, the worlds largest student organization.

However, in the eight years since the United Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS was signed in 2001, HIV infections have been reduced by 17 per cent, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization.

HSA members working to support people living with HIV and AIDS know that there are more people than ever living with HIV in BC.

To encourage awareness of the continuing fight against HIV and AIDS, HSA is distributing -red ribbon" stickers to members working at HIV and AIDS advocacy and service organizations. Stickers are also available to all members by request.

To obtain a sheet of stickers, contact Yukie Kurahashi at ykurahashi@hsabc.org or 604.439.0994 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800/663.2017 (toll free in BC).

To learn how you can help the National Union of General and Public Employees help in the fight against HIV and AIDS, see their website.

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