World AIDS Day is today and is a time of reflection on our efforts against this epidemic as well as an opportunity to remember those who have been lost.
The International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., this past summer energized HIV/AIDS researchers and focused on the potential benefits of broadly implementing scientifically proven HIV prevention and treatment tools.
But with 1.7 million new HIV infections in 2011 alone, we must not only treat people living with HIV but also continue efforts to prevent new infections. In collaboration with National Institutes of Health (NIH) partners in the U.S. government, other governments, nongovernmental organizations, and scientists around the world, NIH, the world's leading funder of HIV/AIDS research, is leading the effort to further develop a robust combination of HIV prevention strategies that could bring about the end of AIDS.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Many events are planned today including
Paint the Castro Red in San Francisco, California and the World AIDS Day NW Ride in Portland, Oregon.
Here at LocateADoc.com we support HIV/AIDS research each year with support for the California
AIDS/Lifecycle through our parent organization Mojo Interactive. The event is a 7-day bike ride spanning the 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. VIDEO
For more information visit
AIDS.gov and check out additional information here on LocateADoc.com: