World AIDS Day December 1, 2000
December 1, 2000
A new UNAIDS report challenges harmful concepts of masculinity and contends that changing many commonly-held attitudes and behaviours -- including the way adult men look on risk and sexuality and how boys are socialized to become men -- must be part of the effort to curb the AIDS epidemic.
"The time is ripe to start seeing men not as some kind of problem, but as part of the solution," said Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS. "Working with men to change some of their attitudes and behaviours has enormous potential to slow down the epidemic and to improve the lives of men themselves, their families and their partners."
The Body has gathered a wide assortment of resources for this World AIDS Day. We hope you'll use some of these tools! Raise awareness by distributing AIDS fact sheets! Memorialize the people you have lost! Connect with others affected by HIV! Bring specific prayers created for World AIDS Day to your religious services! Give an AIDS quiz to those who may not be aware of AIDS facts! Make sure the people around you know the basics about HIV transmission. Call your newspaper and make sure they regularly cover AIDS! Remember that 50% of all new infections occur in people under 25 years old but that people over 50 are also at risk!
World AIDS Day 2000 Resources
AIDS: All Men -- Make a Difference!
Men and AIDS -- A Gendered Approach
Objectives and Ideas for Action
HIV. Live With It! Get Tested!
Youth and HIV/AIDS 2000: A New American Agenda
Six Things You Can Do on World AIDS Day
AIDS Politics and the Journalists' Role
World AIDS Day Statement From Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID/NIH
Share your story about how you've been affected by the AIDS pandemic.
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