Sunday, December 1, 2013
World AIDS Day - 2013
The following is a posting that I emailed to the MCNY faculty:
As I sit here on December 1, 2013, I think about all the friends, colleagues, students and clients I have lost due to HIV/AIDS and renew my resolution to include HIV/AIDS education in all my classes. This week seems like an appropriate time to do it and I invite all of you to please add content on HIV/AIDS into your classes also. Certainly HIV/AIDS remains relevant to the lives of our students and to the professional disciplines they are studying at MCNY.
"On December 1, people throughout the world observe World AIDS Day. The theme—"Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation"—highlights the global commitment needed to achieve that goal" (http://www.cdc.gov/features/worldaidsday/). "UNAIDS reports a 52% reduction in new HIV infections among children and a combined 33% reduction among adults and children since 2001. World closing in on Millennium Development Goal 6, globally the AIDS epidemic has been halted and reversed—race is on to reach universal access to HIV treatment" (https://www.un.org/en/events/aidsday/).
The following are some resources that might help you incorporate HIV/AIDS content into your classes:
US - AIDS.gov (http://aids.gov/)
UK - World AIDS Day (http://www.worldaidsday.org/)
UN - World AIDS Day (https://www.un.org/en/events/aidsday/)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (http://www.cdc.gov/features/worldaidsday/)
After sending out this email, I thought of many more Resources for Teaching about HIV/AIDS and so I created a pinterest board on this topic. I will continue to update these resources and it will replace my World AIDS Day web page. I have also created a public and reusable prezi using infographics from the web.