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World AIDS Day December 1, 2000

December 1, 2000

This year, the World AIDS Day theme is "AIDS: Men Make a Difference." The fact remains that HIV infections and AIDS deaths in men outnumber those in women on every continent except sub-Saharan Africa. Young men are more at risk than older ones; about one in four people with HIV is a young man under the age of 25. And without men, the virus would have little opportunity to spread.

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!
A World AIDS Day resource booklet from the American Association for World Health

Poetry About AIDS

President Clinton's World AIDS Day Statement

Men and AIDS -- A Gendered Approach
A comprehensive booklet from UNAIDS 2000 World AIDS Campaign

Worship Resources
For World AIDS Day, healing services, personal devotions

Objectives and Ideas for Action
A comprehensive booklet from UNAIDS 2000 World AIDS Campaign

HIV/AIDS Statistics From Around the World

World Health Organization (WHO) Epidemiological Fact Sheets by Country -- Global HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance

UNAIDS World AIDS Day Posters, Click Here to Download

HIV. Live With It! Get Tested!
This national youth social marketing campaign aims to provide adolescents with free, confidential HIV counseling and testing.

Assess Your Risk for HIV & Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases With The Body's Interactive Survey

Youth and HIV/AIDS 2000: A New American Agenda
From the White House Press Office

Got Questions on HIV transmission? Ask The Body's Expert!

Day With(Out) Art

AIDS Hotlines and Organizations Around the World

Artists Living With HIV/AIDS Express Themselves in the Visual AIDS Web Gallery

Britain's National AIDS Trust World AIDS Day

MTV Programming for World AIDS Day

More Programming From MTV

Inspiring Stories of People Affected by HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day Page at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Cable Positive World AIDS Day Page

Search and View the AIDS Quilt

Six Things You Can Do on World AIDS Day
Tips from PTA Annual Resources

AIDS Politics and the Journalists' Role
From the Columbia Journalism Review

World AIDS Day Statement From Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID/NIH
From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Share your story about how you've been affected by the AIDS pandemic.

On the Eve of World AIDS Day, Surgeon General's HIV/AIDS Assessment for America: Good ... Bad
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Lambda Issues 2000 World AIDS Day Report Card
From Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

World AIDS Day: December 1, 2000
A look at each year's changing themes
From Body Positive

World AIDS Day at The Body in the Past

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