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December 1: World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day, first recognized in 1988, was the first ever global health day. As of 2012, approximately 35 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS, the majority in sub-Saharan Africa. The HIV/AIDS pandemic has caused nearly 40 million deaths globally since cases were first reported in 1981. The virus is transmitted through sexual contact, exposure to infected body fluids, and from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. While there are antiretroviral therapies to help control virus levels in HIV-positive people, over one million people around the world still die from the disease every year.
Chicago's police chief was ousted on Tuesday following days of unrest over video footage showing the shooting of a black teenager and the filing of murder charges against a white police officer in the young man's death. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced during a news conference he had asked Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to resign. The white officer, Jason Van Dyke, was charged a week ago with first-degree murder in the killing of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times.
AARP The Magazine is the world's largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for nearly 40 million members and Americans 50 and over. As America's good-life guide for grownups, the award-winning publication adds value to readers' lives by delivering practical tools and innovative approaches for men and women who want to live their lives to the fullest. AARP The Magazine offers in-depth celebrity interviews, moving profiles, columns written by experts in their fields, features on health and finances, consumer information and how-to tips, and book and movie reviews. AARP Magazine
is dedicated strictly to baby boomers, and will address the challenges of the members of this vast generation and the challenges of the generations to follow. This generation encompasses 75 million adults in their most productive years. The impact of this group on the economy and the nation cannot be disputed. All are joined by an increased social awareness and deep concern for not only their baby boomer generation, but the nation and the world as a whole. The objective of BabyBoomers.com is to unite the Boomers in the same way that AARP has united retirees. The Baby Boomer generation is the generation of today. This is the largest group of consumers in the nation.