AIDS Awareness

AIDS Awareness

In the early 1980’s AIDS became prevalent in the U.S.

It only took one year for the disease to get out of hand, mostly because of people’s prejudice. When the disease was just starting out, it was mostly infecting the gay community. Since those times were different, people were resistant to treating the disease and being open to new ideas.

Now, in 2014, over 1.1 million people are living with HIV and 1 in 6 of those people are unaware that they are infected. HIV/AIDS can affect everyone, not just homosexuals.

Each new knowledgeable person can make a huge difference.

However, this generation has the power to be rid of  prejudices and help spread awareness of this tragic disease to find a cure. This is the generation that will help diminish the infection rate. In order to do so, however, you must be knowledgeable about the disease.

A great way to do this is to join hundreds of others on the 8 mile AIDS Walk Philly. You can still register for the AIDS Walk Philly all this week. Please see Mrs. Schnepf for more information.

Remember: Each new knowledgeable person can make a huge difference.