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AIDS: Beyond Our Africa We Are Not Silent
Monday, December 1, 2008 - 4:30pm to Monday, December 1, 2008 - 7:30pm

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Join the Association of African Students at Portland State University for a World AIDS Day event. Help spread the awareness of the ADIS epidemic. Thousands of people are affected by this deadly disease and numbers are increasing rapidly. Learn why this has become a worldwide crisis and how you can help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and protect yourself and those closest to you from this deadly pandemic!

When: December 1
Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway St, Portland
Multicultural Center (Room 228)

Refreshments provided.

Keynote Speakers

Charlene McGee, Multnomah County Health
Lauren Vanvuuren, Medical Teams International, Portland

Our Vision

Until there is a cure that is dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS, we must spread awareness, raise funds and decrease ignorance. We must fight. We must not be silent!

Worldwide HIV/AIDS Vital Stats

  • More than 22 million people have died from AIDS.
  • Over 42 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and 74 percent of these live in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • More than 19 million women are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • By the year 2010, five countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria, China, India, and Russia) with 40 percent of the world's population will add 50 to 70 million infected people to the worldwide pool of HIV disease.
  • There are 14,000 new infections every day (95 percent in developing countries). HIV/AIDS is a "disease of young people" with half of the 5 million new infections each year occurring among people between the age range of 15 to 24.
  • The UN estimates that, currently, there are 14 million AIDS orphans and that by 2010 there will be 25 million.
Association of African Students
Portland State University
aas@pdx.edu
(503) 725-5659