What started out as a disease predominantly effecting gay men has turned into a world wide pandemic. It is estimated that almost 34 million people are currently living with AIDS/HIV and each year this number increases by about 3 million of which half a million are children. 2 Million people die of the disease each year. And the only ones who can stop it are us humans. There is no miracle cure that will stop it from happening. AIDS/HIV is not a disease transmitted through air or through water, it is a disease spread by us humans. All we’ve got to do to stop it is be safe. Use condoms. Use clean needles. Use your head.

World AIDS Day 2010

01. Student Aline Hubin stands in front of red balloons with a red ribbon painted on her face during a demonstration at Edinburgh University on World Aids Day in Edinburgh, Scotland December 1, 2006. REUTERS/David Moir

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02. Students join hands beside a giant red ribbon during a publicity campaign to promote awareness about HIV/AIDS in front of the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei November 30, 2010. World AIDS Day will be observed on December 1. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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03. People light candles to mark the upcoming World Aids Day in Kathmandu November 30, 2010. World AIDS Day which is on December 1, 2010 aims to raise awareness to tackle HIV prejudice and help stop the spread of HIV. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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04. A doctor (C) uses a banana to demonstrate how to use a condom to female patients during a lecture on HIV/AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day at a compulsory drug rehabilitation clinic in Suining, Sichuan province November 30, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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05. A sculpture stands in front of The Sydney Opera House which is bathed in red light to signify the launch of World Aids Day November 30, 2010. U2 front man Bono was joined the Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard as some of the city's iconic landmarks were bathed in red light to signify World Aids Day which falls on 1 December. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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06. U2 front man, Bono, poses for photographers in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at an event to launch World Aids Day November 30, 2010. Bono was joined the Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard as some of the city's iconic landmarks were bathed in red light to signify World Aids Day. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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07. Activists from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) light candles during an AIDS awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS Day in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura November 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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08. People dressed as condoms hold up signs in a performance during an AIDS and HIV prevention campaign in downtown Lima, November 30, 2010. The annual World AIDS Day will take place on December 1. The signs read 'Responsible love = condom', 'Protect from AIDS, use a condom' and 'Condom or nothing'. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

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09. An HIV positive Thai infant is lifted from its crib to be washed at the Phyathai Babies' Home in Bangkok on July 6, 2004. The orphanage, which started in 1953, acts as a temporary shelter for 400 children, of which 57 are HIV positive. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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10. A giant AIDS ribbon hangs from the North Portico of the White House in Washington November 30, 2010, on the eve of World AIDS Day December 1. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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11. Alba, 38, mother of four children and an AIDS carrier since 2003, receives medical treatment drugs inside Integral Attention Center of Escuela hospital in Tegucigalpa November 30, 2010. In Central and South America, new HIV infections were an estimated 92,000 in 2009, bringing to 1.4 million the number of people there who have HIV. An estimated 68,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses there in 2009, according to a report by the Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). World AIDS day is on December 1. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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12. A mascot holds balloons made of condoms during a march marking World AIDS Day in Bangkok December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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13. A man living with HIV covers his face to avoid being identified due to fear of discrimination at a Saudi Charity Association for AIDS Patients in Jeddah July 19, 2010. About 350 AIDS patients visit the charity monthly, an official at the charity said. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

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14. An AIDS red ribbon is placed on a lock of a warehouse during a World AIDS Day event in Beijing, December 1, 2010. China has reported more than 68,000 AIDS-related deaths as of the end of October, up nearly 20,000 year on year, according to official figures released on November 29, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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15. A HIV/AIDS infected boy is carried by his mother at the National Pediatrics Hospital in Hanoi November 30, 2010. There are some 180,312 infected patients in Vietnam, according to a September 30, 2010 statistic report. REUTERS/Kham

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16. A student makes an AIDS red ribbon during a World AIDS Day event
in Beijing, December 1, 2010. China has reported more than 68,000 AIDS-related deaths as of the end of October, up nearly 20,000 year on year, according to official figures released on November 29, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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17. Thawon, 60, grimaces in pain while resting in his bed at a hospice for HIV-AIDS patients at the Phrabat Nampu Temple in Thailand's Lopburi Province February 17, 2007. Last month, the Thai Health Ministry issued compulsory licenses for the heart disease drug Plavix, made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis and Abbott Laboratories' Kaletra to treat HIV/AIDS after a similar move on another AIDS drug last year. The licenses, which Thai health officials said would save the country up to 800 million baht ($24 million) a year, drew praise from AIDS activists but flak from Washington and the drug industry, which are urging the ministry to rescind them. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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18. Graves are seen through the window of an abandoned cemetery care-taker's hut in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township February 27, 2010. Many of those buried in the cemetery died from AIDS or related complications such as tuberculosis (TB). Some 5.7 million people live with HIV/AIDS in South Africa ? more per capita than any other country - while 33 million people live with the disease worldwide. Despite having the world's highest number of people receiving anti-retroviral therapy -- about 850,000 -- there are millions more who cannot access the life-saving drugs they need, either because they are too expensive or simply not available. This leads to more than 350,000 HIV related deaths each year in the country. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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19. A Chinese man checks condoms at the AIDS-awareness display at an exhibition in Shanghai March 2, 2006. Last year, there were about 25,000 deaths from AIDS across China. In January, Beijing lowered, by about 30 percent, its estimate of the number of people living with HIV/AIDS, but warned against complacency, saying the figure was still rising with people unaware of the danger. REUTERS/Stringer

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20. A red ribbon standing structure is seen near a statue called El Salvador del Mundo (The Saviour of the World) during an event to mark World AIDS Day in San Salvador December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Oscar Rivera

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21. Students join hands in front of giant red ribbons during a publicity campaign to promote awareness about HIV/AIDS outside the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei November 30, 2010. World AIDS Day will be observed on December 1. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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22. A HIV/AIDS patient receives treatment at the 09 Hospital in Hanoi November 30, 2010. The hospital is Northern Vietnam's first and only institution which provides treatment for HIV/AIDS patients suffering in the last stage of the disease. Established as a clinic for HIV/AIDS patients in 2002, the place was turned into a full-fledged hospital in December 2009. There are some 180,312 infected patients in Vietnam, according to a September 30, 2010 statistic report. REUTERS/Kham

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23. An AIDS ribbon hangs from the North Portico of the White House in Washington in recognition for tomorrow's World AIDS Day, November 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

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24. About 2880 candles are seen lit during a World AIDS Day event in Jakarta December 1, 2009. Fifty million women in Asia are at risk of being infected with HIV because of the risky sexual behaviour of their husbands or boyfriends, a report released by UNAIDS said in August. REUTERS/Dadang Tri

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