Are you not quite moved on World AIDS Day by the fact that more than 30 years after it changed sex for ever, AIDS is still killing and HIV is infecting by the millions each year? You, like most people who have had time to grow indifferent have lost touch with the desperate state of HIV/AIDS and we cannot afford for that to happen. And yet you care; you wish there was some way you could do something, without having to move off your couch. Lucky for you, one of the condom giants has come up with a grand way to let us get engaged, while getting informed, in the swipe of a finger.
1share1condom is a smart and practical initiative that will be donating condoms when you post or tweet HIV/AIDS related facts through your social network. Condoms will be donated to HIV prevention projects in local communities around the globe.
Here are some of those facts, just to let you know that AIDS has not gone anywhere, nor is it going anywhere soon. We need to keep talking about it, checking for it and teaching each other how to live respectfully alongside it.
- 7000 people get infected with HIV every day
- 1.7 million died from AIDS-related causes in 2011
- 30m people have died from AIDS in 30 years
- 40% of all new adult HIV infections in 2011 were aged 15-24 years
- 3.4 million children under 15 are living with HIV
- HIV is the leading cause of death in women of reproductive age
On World AIDS Day, the Dinah Project supports honest efforts to keep sex safe, mutual and enjoyable for all.