Health Pro Tips for December 2023

The best science, stories, and strategies related to this month’s national health themes. Check back throughout the month for new additions.

HIV/AIDS Awareness

According to, approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. have the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV.  About 13% of them don’t know it and need testing. Nearly 13,000 with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), or the most advanced stage of HIV infection, die each year. Read on for patient and testing resources, stories, and statistics.  

Disability Awareness

According to the WHO, an estimated 1.3 billion people – or 16% of the global population – experience a significant disability today. This number is growing because of an increase in noncommunicable diseases and people living longer. Read on for the best disability health information, organizations working on improving quality of life, and the latest assistive technology.  

Influenza Vaccination

The CDC estimates that between October 1 and November 18, 2023, alone, there have been up to 2.6 million cases of influenza, AKA the flu, and 2,200 deaths from the flu in the U.S. Learn more about flu incidence, symptoms, prevention, and treatment this season below.  

Human Rights

Human Rights are defined by the United Nations as the rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. International human rights law lays down the obligations of governments to act in certain ways or refrain from certain acts in order to promote and protect human rights.  

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