This World AIDS Day, Thursday 1st December (2011), international AIDS charity AVERT is asking people to take the AVERT AIDS Challenge, which aims to educate and inform people about HIV and AIDS, as well as draw awareness to the work AVERT undertakes on a global scale.
The AVERT AIDS Challenge is an online, interactive game found at www.avert.org/world-aids-day.htm where people compete to learn more about HIV and AIDS. It’s quick, fun and easy to play or share with family, friends and colleagues using the internet.
It’s been 30 years since the world was made aware of AIDS, which has since claimed over 30 million lives. Huge challenges remain to prevent people from becoming infected and to ensure universal access to treatment, education and care.
World AIDS day is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV. You can do your bit by taking the AVERT AIDS challenge. We are inviting celebrities to take the challenge and will publish how much they know about HIV/AIDS this World AIDS Day.
AVERT is based in Sussex, UK and works to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide through education, treatment and care. Our website contains a wealth of information and receives approximately 625,000 visitors each week.
World AIDS Day is a global reminder of the work still needed to address the AIDS epidemic worldwide. Every World AIDS Day governments and official bodies, such as the U.N and World Health Organisation, make official statements and explain their strategies for addressing the epidemic.