World AIDS Day

After almost three decades since its onset, the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a worldwide challenge. While new therapies have provided some relief and hope, there is still no cure for AIDS and currently no vaccine to prevent the HIV infection.

The AIDS Clock (click on banner above) has been ticking since 1997 and is a crude reminder that every few seconds someone new gets infected with HIV and someone dies from AIDS. Even more scary is the fact, that many people are not aware that they are infected since it can take 5 to 10 years for symptoms of an HIV infection to appear. It is important not to be complacent and be informed about HIV/AIDS.

If you would like more information, check the links to further reading below or check out a book on the subject from TPL. To see which branch has a copy of the book and to place a hold, click on the cover.


 Further Reading:

Health Canada. It's your Health - HIV/AIDS. (November 2010) 
Health Canada. Health Concerns: HIV and AIDS. (May 2010)

AIDS Committee of Toronto. HIV/AIDS Statistics  - At a Glance. (March 2010)

CATIE: World AIDS DAY 2010  

Public Health Agency of Canada. HIV-AIDS -Reports and Publications. ((July 2010)