World AIDS Day: Getting to ZeroThursday, December 1st, 2011
Today, in celebration of World AIDS Day, the NOH8 Campaign has embraced the goal of "Getting to Zero" by teaming up with World AIDS Day Detroit for an open photo shoot at the historic Fillmore Theater. This opportunity will provide NOH8 supporters in Detroit a chance to learn more about the fight against HIV/AIDS and how they can get involved. We hope all of you take some time today to remember the millions lost to the virus.
The NOH8 Campaign has tried to do its part in raising awareness by parterning with and supporting organizations directly working to end HIV/AIDS and funding support and resources for those with the illness. In 2011 alone, the NOH8 Campaign has helped to raise nearly $30,000 through our participation in AIDS Walks in New York and Los Angeles. Those crucial funds went to AIDS Project Los Angeles and Gay Mens Health Crisis in New York.
"On December 1st the World will stand together, with one voice, to commemorate World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year, raising awareness for the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS and remembering those who have lost their lives to the virus. Since 1981 60 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and 25 million have died. In the past 30 years we’ve come a long way. We have treatments that keep people alive far longer than many thought possible. In spite of the progress that has spared so many lives, we still have a long way to go." - World AIDS Day Detroit
The theme this year until 2015 is “GETTING TO ZERO.”
ZERO new infections
ZERO AIDS-related deaths