How to get involved for World Aids Day 2009:
Be sure to visit Lisa's blog for five ideas of things you can do to support people living with HIV/AIDS and to help stop the spread of this very preventable disease:
Here are some awesome local organizations to hook up with if you are in the area!
Open Arms of MN
Minnesota Aids Project
HIV can NOT be spread through casual/household contact. HIV is not spread through hugging,
or any other casual way. It has been proven that HIV and AIDS can only be spread through sexual contact, birth, breastfeeding and blood to blood contact (such as sharing needles).
- HIV is now considered a chronic but manageable disease. With treatment, people who are HIV+ can live indefinitely without developing AIDS and can live long and full lives.
- People who are HIV+ deserve to be treated with love, respect, support and acceptance as all people do. If anyone wants more info on transmission, there is great info on the Center for Disease Control website