Today is World AIDS Day, so what exactly does that mean? Doesn't it seem like every other day is declared some kind of special day or month? Well, I think today is a chance to pause and reflect on the AIDS epidemic. It's a chance to educate ourselves on the impact of this issue both at home and abroad. It's also a chance to get the word out about the fact that AIDS presents a lot of the same challenges whether we are talking about someone affected here in the USA or one of Dsenyo's producers in Malawi, Africa.
So what can you do today? Check out some of these great resources to educate yourself and take action:
AIDS.gov - by the U.S. Dept of Health, has great info about how to get involved http://www.aids.gov/world-aids-day/
Check out the official World AIDS Day Campaign website:
The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Campaign is the leading international organization which plans and implements the observance.
Could we give birth to an AIDS free generation by 2015? Sounds exciting doesn't it? Check out campaign RED to learn more about how to make this a reality.
Do you know your HIV/AIDS 101? We were all supposed to learn about this in school, but do you remember it all? Brush up on your knowledge of the disease here: http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/