Written by David McDougal on Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:48:00 EST:

Hey Beacon! Today Beacon celebrated World AIDS Day! We had many student organizations participate in the international event working to spread awareness:

  • GSA
  • Project ABLE
  • Sexual Health Initiative
  • Landmine Relief Club
  • Clothing Cures

If you were curious about the posters hanging around school, here are the statistics:

  • 99.7% AIDS infected people in Nepal who don't receive treatment.
  • 75% Kids with AIDS in Malawi who die before the age of 7
  • 6.3% People in Kenya who are infected with AIDS
  • 13% New HIV AIDS cases between the ages of 13 and 24
  • New York City HIV AIDS rate is 3 times the national average

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