HIV/AIDS is one of the World’s toughest challenges regarding human health. In the US, more than 1.1 Million people are currently living with HIV, and more than 35.3 Million people are affected worldwide. Also in the US, it is estimated that more than 180,000 people haven’t even been diagnosed yet. Over the past decade, the number of people receiving an AIDS/HIV diagnosis has been constantly increasing. That is why we, as an office, are helping take a stand against HIV.
Despite the negative statistics, due to the increase in volunteers, research studies, service organizations, funders, there have been more and more positive changes in our society over the past decade. For example, In 2012 a drug hit the market, that was made to help pregnant women diagnosed with HIV prevent transmission to their fetus. Also people living with AIDS/HIV now live longer and healthier lives than those that contracted the disease in the past.