World Aids Day

by Salvation Army
Categories: Blog

Today, December 1, as we observe World AIDS Day, the Toronto Star released the following:

“We must reject complacency and disregard against HIV and AIDS. Data released by the Public Health Agency of Canada this week clearly demonstrates there is a wide-ranging domestic HIV epidemic. In fact, new HIV infections in Canada in 2007, 2008 and 2009 were higher than the number of new infections in 1999, 2000 and 2001.

“Furthermore, an estimated 26 per cent of HIV-infected Canadians are not aware that they are infected.”

The Salvation Army continues its efforts globally to contain and prevent HIV/AIDS through existing care and prevention approaches.

The Army’s International Health Services Coordinator, Dr Ian Campbell, says: “Our approach is to help communities make healthy choices about life.”

How can Canada curb the impact of HIV and AIDS?