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HIV/AIDS Organizations

If you have additional questions about HIV/AIDS, or would like to speak to a counselor, please contact:

Baruch College Health Center
138 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
(646) 312-2040

Baruch Counseling Center
137 East 25th Street (Annex building)
Room 927
(646) 312-2155
E-mail: counseling@baruch.cuny.edu.

HIV/AIDS Information Outreach Project
www.aidsnyc.org

New York City Department of Health AIDS Hotline
(800) TALK-HIV

New York State AIDS Hotline
(800) 541-2437

New York State HIV Counseling Hotline
(800) 872-2777

New Jersey AIDS Hotline
(800) 624-2377

 

World AIDS Day

What Is World AIDS Day?

World AIDS Day was first observed on December 1, 1988, after an international summit of health ministers called for a new spirit of social tolerance and a greater exchange of information on HIV/AIDS. Observed annually on December 1, World AIDS Day serves to strengthen global efforts to address the challenges of the AIDS pandemic, which continues to spread throughout every region of the world. In recognition of the growing complexities of the HIV/AIDS global epidemic, UNAIDS was created in 1996 to unite six global agencies in their repsonse to HIV/AIDS. Each year, the American Association for World Health coordinates efforts for World AIDS Day in the United States.

 

Why Should You Care?

The youth of the world are significantly infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, as evidenced by these worldwide statistics:

  • Young people under age 25 represent half (50%) of all new HIV infection cases.
  • Ten million people ages 15-24 are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Every minute, five young people are infected with HIV.

These numbers are alarming not only because of their magnitude, but also because adequate information about HIV/AIDS has not fully reached youth around the world, including young people in the United States. Many young people with HIV today might not have become infected if they had learned more about the dangers of engaging in high-risk behaviors. As of 2000, 25% of teens surveyed in the US falsely believed that HIV testing was standard in routine exams, whereas fewer than one-third of sexually active teens in the US ahve been tested for HIV.

 

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