Twitter, Starbucks, Others Support World AIDS Day

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Today is World AIDS Day, a day reserved to increase global awareness of HIV, AIDS, and people living with the diseases. A few facts about HIV and AIDS that you might not know (from Twitter):

–10% of the world’s populations lives in Africa, yet 67% of all HIV cases occur there.
–It only costs around 40 cents a day for the 2 pills that are needed to help keep someone with HIV alive.

Join the campaign by shopping for certain products today, turning Twitter red, or donating.

Several companies are supporting efforts to help people with HIV/AIDS today. Here’s how they’re doing it:

Twitter

Twitter’s color scheme went red in support of AIDS awareness. Follow @joinred to find out more about special World AIDS Day deals, donations, and more.

Nike

100% of the profits from every pair of Nike RED laces you buy go to help fight AIDS in Africa.

Starbucks
Will contribute 5 cents for every hand-crafted beverage in US & Canada, and 5p/5 Euro cents for every espresso-based beverage bought in UK & Ireland on Dec 1.

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American Express
“Alicia Keys Live! One Night…One Voice… One Life at a Time…” happens at the Nokia Theater (and the official Alicia Keys YouTube channel) at 8 p.m. ET. The show, sponsored by American Express, is a benefit for Keep a Child Alive, which provides medicine for people in Africa living with HIV or AIDS.

GAP
Will contribute 1% of all revenue at participating US and Canada stores on Dec 1.

Dell
Will be doubling their contributions on DELL (PRODUCT) RED™ products in US, UK and Japan for the full week of Nov 26 to Dec 2.

Google
Google.org has a page full of links dedicated to World AIDS Day.

Apple
Has a special edition RED iPod.

Here are even more companies and products that support World AIDS Day.

  • That’s really encouraging when someone like twitter and google involved in awareness campaign for AIDS world and other.. it is really appreciating on this world aids day. I have also seen some navigational link from yahoo is redirected to a red coloured world aids awareness page.. which is also praiseful.

    regards
    cleon dann