Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day-- a day to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the first published reports of what would come to be known as HIV/AIDS.  This disease has caused more than 35 million deaths around the world.

In the United States, 675,000 people have died of AIDS-related illnesses. Today, infection is on the decline, but more than 1.2 million people still live with HIV. Roughly 1 in 8 people are not aware they carry the virus.

KSFR's Jenna Marshall spoke to Jim Graham of the Southwest Care Center to discuss the face of HIV and AIDS in Santa Fe and greater New Mexico.

Direct download: WorldAIDSDay.mp3
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