On December 1st, hundreds of thousands of people in our nation and around the world observe World AIDS Day to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS.
World Aids Day was established in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure renewed and continual attention to the threat posed by HIV and AIDS. The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) estimates that over 1 million people in the United States are currently living with the HIV infection.
Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) observes and acknowledges this day to honor all the hemophilia community members who contracted HIV and Hepatitis C after injecting contaminated anti-hemophilic clotting factor prior to 1985. Approximately 10,000 people with hemophilia contracted HIV and Hepatitis C during this time; more than 8,000 have died.
Join us onÂ Tuesday, December 3, 2014Â at 8PM EST for a special webinar featuring a panel of community members that will share experiences of what it was like to live through this period of time.
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