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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Sobering

Every 5 seconds a person dies of AIDS.

A sobering statistic given to me as I create a design for an AIDS awareness website.

The client wanted an AIDS-deaths counter on the site. I suggested starting with the current death-toll and then incrementing it every 5 seconds. There is a lot of disagreement though in just how many people have died of AIDS worldwide. Some say 35 million, others 40 million and others far less. The only figure they can agree on is the above.

Whatever it is, 1 every 5 seconds means 15 people have died since I started typing this post. At least 1 has died since you started reading it.

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