December 1, 2010

World AIDS Day - Universal Access and Human Rights

“No child should be born with HIV; no child should be an orphan because of HIV;
no child should die due to lack of access to treatment.” 
Ebube Sylvia Taylor
11 year old born free of HIV, to world leaders gathered in New York to share
progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015

 Over 30 million people are living with HIV/AIDS world wide. 2.5 million of them are children under the age of 15, according to numbers provided by UNAIDS, WHO reports last year.

"Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person."

In 2005 at the UN World Summit there where talks about defining the concept and a steps for universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care by 2010.

It's 2010.
Where do we stand today ?

People receiving and needing antiretroviral therapy, by region, 2008 and 2009 

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World AIDS Day 2010 is dedicated to emphasizing the need for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care as been key to end AIDS epidemic world wide.

Here is a video showing how in just 90 days a woman's life gets turned around with the help of Topsy Foundation in South Africa.

In spite all efforts,10 million people are still on the waiting list for treatment. 
Please support World AIDS Day.

Demand your government for action and join the action NOW so by 2015 universal access to HIV treatment is real and an end to children being born with HIV.

For more information and ways to help please check out these sites

World AIDS Day


The Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation

Topsy Foundation

T.J. Martell Foundation


World Health Oragnization


Cassarah said...

Thank you for raising awareness of the global impact of HIV.
The truth behind the table pointing out the number of people receiving and needing antiretroviral therapy, by region, 2008 and 2009
is shocking.

Steph said...

Thank you for this.

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