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World AIDS Day

On December 1st, 2013, volunteers of School of Public Health joined the 25th Annual World AIDS Day. The theme of this year is “Getting to Zero”.

According to the report of UN. The area where perhaps most progress is being made is in reducing new HIV infections in children. Half of the global reductions in new HIV infections in the last two years have been among newborn children. The report shows that antiretroviral therapy has emerged as a powerful force for saving lives. In the last 24 months the number of people accessing treatment has increased by 63% globally. The report shows that countries are increasing investments in the AIDS response despite a difficult economic climate. The global gap in resources needed annually by 2015 is now at 30%. In 2011, US$ 16.8 billion was available and the need for 2015 is between US$ 22-24 billion.

With the support of CDC and some other organizations, the volunteers hold a series of activity to promote knowledge on HIV/AIDS. Including giving red ribbons, propagandizing knowledge of AIDS prevention and knowledge quiz.

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