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NOVEMBER 1, 2010

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HIV/AIDS AWARENESS PRE-CAMPAIGN NEWSLETTER STOP AIDS MAKE THE PROMISE

WORLD AIDS DAY 2010 STOP AIDS

MAKE THE PROMISE

For  the  22nd  +me,  World  AIDS  Day  will  be  held  on  1st  December  2010.  The   World  Health  Organiza+on,  WHO,  dedicated  this  day  to  raising  awareness  of   HIV  and  AIDS  in  1987  and  the  first  World  AIDS  Day  was  held  in  1988.

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FACTS ON HIV AND AIDS •

Since  1981  more  than  25  million  people  have  died  of  AIDS

In  2008,    2.7  million  people  worldwide  were  newly  infected   with  HIV

In  the  same  year,  about  2  million  people  died  from  AIDS-­‐ related  illnesses

Worldwide  there  are  about  2.1  million  children  living  with   HIV,  and  a  total  of  33.4  million  people  in  total.  Out  of  those,   5.4  million  young  people  from  15  to  24  years  old  are  living   with  HIV

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There  is  about  one  new  infec+on  every  10  seconds

In  Africa  there  are  about  12  million  orphans  who  lost  their  parents  due  to  AIDS

know  the  importance  of  its  preven+on/  therapies;   hence,  we  are  in  the  perfect  posi+on  to  provide   counseling  and  help  to  our  pa+ents.  Only  by  sharing   this  knowledge  can  we  really  help  other  people.  

Why do WE need to get involved? We  as  pharmacy  students  and  young  pharmacists,  are   in  the  posi+on  of  being  health  care  providers  who  are   in  primary  contact  with  our  pa+ents.  We  have  the   knowledge  of  how  HIV  and  AIDS  spreads  and  we  

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When  we  spread  the  knowledge  among   people,  we  can  draw  more  and  more   aSen+on  to  the  effects  of  HIV. This  newsleSer  aims  to  provide  you  with   some  ideas  on  how  to  run  your  own   campaign,  how  to  spread  all  the   knowledge  you’ve  gained  on  the  condi+on   and  how  to  improve  the  situa+on  regarding   HIV  and  AIDS.   As  well,  you  can  find  ideas  for  planning  a   successful  campaign  and  useful  links  at  the  end   of  this  newsleSer.  

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STIGMATIZATION does not help anybody.

Awareness does. Left: World AIDS Day 2009Taiwan Below: World AIDS Day 2009- Spain

Ideas for the Campaign •

Wear  the  red  ribbons,  and  mo+vate  others  to  do   the  same  

Sell  those  red  ribbons  to  raise  money  which  could   be  spent  to  your  na+onal  AIDS  fund

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Set  up  an  informa+on  desk  with  material-­‐  flyers,   posters,  guidelines  of  HIV  treatment  inside  the   mall  or  other  public  places

Invite  HIV  posi+ve  pa+ents  to  come  to  you  faculty   to  carry  out  a  workshop  about  HIV

Organise  an  event  where  all  students  wear  red  t-­‐ shirts  and  make  a  big  human  ribbon

o Students  can  learn  about  HIV  from  the   pa+ents’  point  of  view

Organise  a  charity  run  in  which  students  wear   white  T-­‐shirts  and  red  ribbons

Organise  a  condom  exhibi+on  at  the  university  hall   to  draw  aSen+on  to  the  campaign

Collaborate  with  other  local  or  na+onal  health   organiza+ons

Organize  a  fundraiser  for  local/na+onal/   interna+onal  HIV/AIDS  organiza+ons

Ask  a  condom  company  to  donate  condoms  and   give  them  away  to  the  students  to  inform  them   about  ways  that  HIV  can  be  transmiSed

o For  example,  the  LiSle  Travellers’  HIV/AIDS   Ini+a+ve  (hSp://www.liSletravellers.net/)

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Last but not least...

WORLD AIDS DAY

The  World  AIDS  Day  is  on  the  1st  of  December,  but  if  you  don’t  have  the   chance  to  organize  a  campaign  on  that  day,  you  can  s+ll  have  ac+vi+es  on  other   days  around  the  year.  AIDS  is  not  a  disease  which  should  be  forgoSen  during  the   other  months,  so  spread  awareness  whenever  it  is  possible!!! Useful  links  that  can  help  you  by  organizing  your  campaign

         

 www.who.int/hiv/en/        www.ipsf.org/HIV_AIDS.php      www.unaids.org      www.worldaidsday.org      www.icw.org      www.plusve.org

Whenever  you  hold  a  campaign,  make  sure  that  you  write  an  ac+vity  report  and   share  your  experience  with  other  IPSF  members!   Whenever  you  come  to  the  point  where  you  need  more  informa+on,  ideas  or   resources,  please  contact: Sharon  Leung,  Chairperson  of  Public  Health  at  publichealth@ipsf.org  or Johanna  Walz,  HIV/AIDS  Coordinator  at  hivaids@ipsf.org Good  luck  with  your  campaigns!

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Newsletter 80.2 - AIDS Pre-Campaign