NOVEMBER 1, 2010
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
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/)
Last but not least...
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Johanna Walz, HIV/AIDS Coordinator at email@example.com Good luck with your campaigns!
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