Over 33 million people worldwide are living with HIV and AIDS today, according to the World Health Organization. Every December 1st marks World AIDS Day, a day to bring awareness, raise funds and honor those who have been affected by this disease. Whether you are an expert or a complete novice on HIV/AIDS, there are simple ways to get involved and start contributing towards World AIDS Day 2011’s goal of “Getting To Zero”.
|Photo of Rapid Test Strips from UNICEFUSA.org|
1. Donate HIV Test Strips through UNICEF: UNICEF has amazing inspired gifts, where anyone can purchase a specific item that is then sent immediately to a high needs are. This World AIDS Day, you can give back with the purchase of HIV test strips provided to pregnant women and mothers in developing countries. Rapid test strips are invaluable for both mother and the child’s health. Purchase these test strips for $125 through UNICEF.
2. Purchase from MAC’s Viva Glam line: Every cent of MAC’s Viva Glam products goes directly to the MAC AIDS Fund supporting men, women and children impacted by HIV and AIDS. Year round you can purchase Viva Glam products, but take the time on World AIDS Day to discover the lipstick shades created by Lady Gaga. The Melt Your Heart lip bag includes two Lady Gaga Viva Glam Gaga lipsticks in a red metallic makeup bag, available for $36 through MAC and many department stores.