FLINT (WJRT) - (12/01/17) - Each year on December 1 the entire world reflects on the lives lost because of AIDS-related illnesses. It is also a time to spread awareness about HIV.
According to global statistics from the United Nations, 36.7 million people were living with HIV in 2016. One million people died from AIDS-related illnesses in the same year.
This year the United Nations launched the My Right to Health (#MyRightToHealth) campaign. They believe achieving sustainable development goals, which would also mean ending the AIDS epidemic, depends heavily on ensuring the right to health.
In the U.S. the World AIDS Day theme is Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.
You can visit HIV.gov in the related links section of this article to find HIV testing sites around you and other resources.
Tuesday, December 5, the Flint Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is hosting their annual HIV/AIDS awareness event on the campus of University of Michigan-Flint. Learn more about it here.