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8 facts about the AIDS pandemic

  1. In 2007, it was estimated that 33.2 million people lived with the disease worldwide, and that AIDS killed an estimated 2.1 million people
  2. AIDS was first reported June 5, 1981 in five homosexual men in Los Angeles
  3. New HIV infections have been reduced by 17% over the past 8 years! www.unaids.org
  4. Montreal community AIDS support in the village is ACCM: www.accmontreal.org
  5. A vigil at the Parc de l'Espoir tomorrow (Panet/Ste-Catherine at 5:30 pm, under PolitiQ banners) will address HIV criminalisation
  6. The FARHA Foundation doesn't just do the AIDS walk, they plan AU COEUR DE LA MODE / MASKARADE / HOMMAGE AUX HÉROS 
  7. A staple event is the WORLD AIDS DAY event at ST. JAMES UNITED CHURCH, vigil and chorus are on the menu
  8. Head & Hands will be offering a free anonymous HIV screening for youth from 5 – 9:30 pm this Tuesday. Youth will not be asked for their health card