How you can personally join the fight against AIDS, the devastating illness killing millions

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On Dec. 1 each year, we recognize World AIDS Day. On this day, the entire world unites as one to show their support for people living with HIV; as well as remember those who have died from the devastating illness.

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According to the World AIDS Day website, there are an estimated 34 million people in the world living with the HIV virus. To put that into perspective, that's nearly the entire population size of California currently affected by HIV/AIDS.


And the scariest part?

There are twice as many people with the HIV virus in the UK now than there were ten years ago. With this being said, there is a crucial need for fundraising.

As explained by (RED), a division of The ONE Campaign, "Life-saving anti-retroviral treatments cost less than 40 cents a day, yet most AIDS victims won't see medicine in their lifetime."

Wondering how you can help fight against this heart-wrenching reality? There are countless ways to donate, here are just a few:

1). The Red Foundation
2). Aids Research Alliance
3). The National AIDS Trust
4). Elton John AIDS Foundation
5). amfAR Institute
6). Keep a Child Alive

See how people around the world are showing their support for World AIDS Day:

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