Disciples News Service

World AIDS Day to put attention on millions infected with HIV

World AIDS DayHealth organizations, charities, and Christian denominations around the globe will observe World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. An estimated 31.3 million adults and 2.1 million children were living with HIV in 2009. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system and can cause Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

On Nov. 16, Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and Disciples HIV/AIDS Ministry hosted an HIV Awareness Day at CTS. Activities included HIV prevention education and testing. Additionally, Joseph Thornton Grieb, volunteer director of the Disciples HIV/AIDS Ministry Network, and executive director of the Wabash Valley PATH/Disciples HIV/AIDS Ministry in Terre Haute, Ind., spoke on "Break the Silence" regarding HIV. For more about World AIDS Day, go to: www.worldaidsday.org/Do-Something.aspx