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Commemorating World AIDS Day 2013

HIV/AIDS expert Ron Rosenes says the crisis is not over yet

Andrea Houston speaks to Ron Rosenes about the state of HIV/AIDS in 2013 and the growing concern for those who are positive and aging.

Around the globe, organizations will hold vigils and marches on Dec 1 to commemorate World AIDS Day. The AIDS crisis is far from over, says Ron Rosenes, a consultant with several Toronto organizations. (Check out our video interview with Rosenes above.)

Rosenes is taking apart in an all-day symposium in Toronto that will examine diverse perspectives on HIV/AIDS in Canada. The University of Toronto event is open to the public. 

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network's Awards for Action is also Dec 1. The group is honouring Cameroonian gay rights activist Yves Yomb.

Some of the 2012 statistics from UNAIDS:

– 35 million people globally are living with HIV.

– 2.3 million people became newly infected with HIV.

– 1.6 million people died from AIDS-relted illnesses.

– 2.1 million adolescents are living with HIV.