World AIDS Day

November 29, 2012 —

World AIDS DayDecember 1 is World AIDS Day. The theme for 2012 is “Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation”. Show your support of AIDS awareness and recognize the millions living with HIV/AIDS as well as to remember those who have died by wearing red that day.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are currently 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S. (an estimated 1,148,200 adults and adolescents), and nearly one in five of those (18%) are unaware of their infections. Almost 18,000 people with AIDS still die each year in the U.S.

To learn more about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how you can get involved, check out the AIDS Project of Central Iowa.

With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.