World AIDS Day 2009 has come and gone but millions of men, women and children continue to contract, live with or die from AIDS throughout the year. 33.4 million people live with HIV around the world, including 2 million children under the age of fifteen. According to the World AIDS Day 2009 web site, in 2008 two million people died from HIV-related causes and almost 3 million contracted HIV in that year. Because this pandemic requires political, health, socioeconomic and cultural approaches and there are ongoing debates within the international community on funding and approaches, RH Reality Check covers the issue with a multitude of voices and perspectives. From an original short documentary produced for RH Reality Check, about three African-American men living with HIV in South Carolina, a state which ranks 8th in the U.S. for AIDS rates, to the inextricable link between access to reproductive health care in developing nations and HIV prevention, RH Reality Check covers global AIDS in-depth, from voices on-the-ground.
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