“Ignorance = Fear, Silence = Death”Keith Haring (1958-1990)
Started on December 1st 1988, World AIDS Day is recognized around the globe as a day to take action, fight prejudice, and raise awareness about the fight against AIDS. According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. In 2019, 36,801 people received an HIV diagnosis in the United States. Around 41% or 15,000 of these new diagnosis are people who are under 30. Today, HIV continues to be a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world. Right here in Hawai’i, there are an estimated 3,000 people living with HIV/AIDS.