5 Steps to “Getting to Zero” this World AIDS Day

WorldAIDSDay

This Saturday (December 1), we recognize World AIDS Day – a global movement to highlight progress and rally support in the fight against HIV/AIDS. With more than 34 people living with HIV around the world, there is much more that needs to be done to reach our worldwide goal of “Getting to Zero”.

Below we offer you five steps [1 mission, 2 reads, 3 videos, 4 facts, and 5 ways to act] to help you celebrate #WorldAidsDay.

1 Mission

Getting to Zero:  Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.

2 Reads

The ONE Campaign just released its new report, The Beginning of the End? Tracking Global Commitments on AIDS. The report ultimately shares “that without a heightened sense of urgency and without collective action starting in 2013, the beginning of the end of AIDS will remain a distant ambition.” It’s a worthwhile read to really grasp the state of HIV/AIDs in the world. If you are short on time, check out the executive summary.

In a recent Forbes article, singer-songwriter Alicia Keys reminds us that “women and girls have shouldered the burden of HIV for decades.” Her commentary addresses how and why women are pivotal to our global strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS.

3 Videos

ONE members around the world join together in the fight against AIDS.

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Bono and his celebrity friends of (RED) show the power of what 40 cents can buy.

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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria marks the end of its first decade and looks ahead to the next.

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4 Facts

The following Tweet-able facts were shared by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Impatient Optimists. Check out more facts about HIV/AIDS here.

5 Ways to Act

Now it’s your turn to act. Below we provide 5 easy ways to educate, fundraise and advocate for #WorldAidsDay.

1. SIGN an online petition with ONE Campaign to remind lawmakers that we have to protect the world’s most vulnerable in the fight against AIDS.

2. DONATE to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to help prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs.

3. CREATE an online fundraising campaign with “Keep A Child Alive.” The money you raise from your campaign will directly benefit the children and families KACA served in Africa and India.

4. TWEET the facts listed above to educate your friends and followers about the State of HIV/AIDS in the world. Be sure to follow @PEPFAR@UNAIDS, @GatesFoundation, @WHO, @joinRED, @USAID, @GlobalFundNews, @theglobalfight, @keepachildalive, @Africare and @ClintonTweet (to name a few) for more information.

5. DANCE! This World AIDS Day, Mashable and (RED) want you to be a part of DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES. Throw a worldwide dance party on Dec. 1 by creating and organizing your own dance party. See more information here.

How do you plan on celebrating World AIDS Day?

One Comment on “5 Steps to “Getting to Zero” this World AIDS Day”

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