The HIV/AIDS epidemic has largely faded from public consciousness. It was a major topic during the early years of this century, with more than 2.5 million new HIV infections and and more than 1.5 million AIDS-related deaths each year. Concern about the epidemic led to a remarkable humanitarian initiative that has made amazing progress against the epidemic. Unfortunately, the fight is not over, and there is a real risk of resurgence during the 2020s. It is still possible to end the epidemic by 2030, but it will take a conscious choice and concerted effort. Public awareness is vital to ensuring that we make the right choice and that we persevere through the next decade.
One easy way to raise awareness is simply to talk in groups about the epidemic and the realities of where we are in the fight to win the war against AIDS. Use the video to start the discussion and these downloadable materials to keep it going.
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