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World AIDS Day -- December 1, 1993

"Time to Act" is the theme selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the sixth annual World AIDS Day, December 1, 1993. This year's theme focuses attention on the need for action against the pandemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). WHO estimates that 13 million men, women, and children worldwide have been infected with HIV. Each day, an estimated 5000 persons are newly infected. By the year 2000, 40 million persons could be infected.

Additional information about HIV infection, AIDS, and World AIDS Day is available from the CDC National AIDS Hotline (NAH) and the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse (NAC). NAH provides information about HIV/AIDS, refers callers to services in their community, and places orders for HIV/AIDS publications; NAC distributes materials and maintains data bases on AIDS service organizations, educational materials, funding sources, and drug trials. The telephone numbers for NAH are (800) 342-2437; Spanish, (800) 344-7432; or TTY/TDD, (800) 243-7889. The telephone number for NAC is (800) 458-5231. *

  • Single copies of this issue of MMWR will be available free until November 18, 1994, from NAC, P.O.Box 6003, Rockville, MD 20849- 6003.

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