World AIDS Day Events Praise Progress, But More Work Needed
Monday is World AIDS Day, an event to celebrate progress, raise resources and memorialize those who died from AIDS-related complications.By Ben Lawson | November 30, 2014
People around the world will gather Monday to recognize World AIDS Day and help raise awareness about the disease.
Since it was first recognized in 1981, AIDS has killed more than 36 million people worldwide. There are currently more than 35 million people living with AIDS or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. (Video via UNAIDS)
Treatment and prevention has come a long way since the disease was first discovered, and new infections have fallen by 40 percent in the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.