World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day, Light To Unite, AIDS.ORG
"Success against HIV will require many different solutions and a life-long commitment from everyone – from those infected, from those at risk, and from society as a whole. As we pause today to remember those lost to AIDS, let us also honor them with a renewed commitment to completely stopping the spread of HIV in the United States and around the world." Dr. Julie Louise Gerberding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Email from my galpal Beth with the brightest info of the day:
This is really great. Bristol-Myers is donating $1 for every candle "lit" on their website to the National AIDS Fund.Okay, Bethie, I lit mine and am spreading the word right now. Light To Unite (The site is busy, busy, busy, but keep trying, you'll get through.)
Just click on the website and click the candle.
Spread the word.
Learn more here: Spotlight: World AIDS Day 2006 CDC HIV/AIDS.
Here's the new site launched today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services AIDS.gov.
If you're sexually active with more than one partner, get tested. If you have sexually active kids (oh please, don't go all Victorian on me, this is life or death), make sure they get tested.
As the CDC's National HIV Testing Resources service says, Take the Test, Take Control.
Here's one more link AIDS.ORG: Educating - Raising HIV Awareness - Building Community.
We all need to join in this battle. If you haven't lost someone to AIDS, don't think you won't. If you have, I send sincere condolences and a promise that I'll keep up the good fight and urge others to do the same.