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World AIDS Day - December 1st

Today is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness and focus our attention on the global AIDS epidemic. This issue is especially close to my heart because AIDS took my sweet, wonderful uncle at a tragically young age. I’m sure many of you have also been touched by AIDS in some way, so you have an idea of how it affects families, friends, entire continents and that so many are still struggling against antiquated stereotypes and uninformed biases.

The theme for World AIDS Day this year is leadership to emphasize the importance of holding our leaders accountable for addressing the AIDS crisis in all manners. Some prominent leaders meerly give this issue lip service. Perhaps AIDS has not directly affected them and so they remain detached and listless. This epidemic is pervasive enough that none of us has any valid excuse to ignore it, so it is extremely important we use the power of our voices and our votes to elect and support leadership who will make a difference.

Do not underestimate that AIDS is one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. We can all help by committing to do whatever is within our means to foster education, research, funding, and advancements in science and medicine. Of equal importance is a collective determination to clear the fog of prejudice that clouds AIDS.

Visit the World AIDS Day Web site for more information about getting involved.

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One Response to “Think”

  1. Amy Says:

    What drives me crazy is when our government agrees to fund AIDS work in other countries with stipulations like teaching abstinence only or the money won’t be provided. That’s some BS.

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