December 1st is World AIDS Day.  World AIDS Day was first recognized in 1988 and is dedicated to AIDS awareness and mourning loved ones lost from this disease.  It is estimated that 40 million people world wide have died of AIDS since 1981 and that 37 million are currently living with HIV.  Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America aims to reduce new HIV infections in the US by 75 percent in 5 yrs and 90 percent in 10 yrs. For World AIDS Day, learn more about how to prevent new infections: