The trees are decorated with ornaments that honor those who have been affected by HIV/AIDS and will remain on display throughout the holiday season at Village Hillcrest. Ornaments can be purchased now through that evening and personalized with a message.
Allan Acevedo reflects on HIV and AIDS, following World AIDS Day: To stop the spread of HIV we have to remove that stigma. We have to give a new face to a virus that could be eradicated in our generation.
World AIDS Day is marked each year Dec. 1. Through 2015, the World Health Organization has set out to reach its goal of zero: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.
A new World AIDS Day report by the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that a more than 50% reduction in the rate of new HIV infections has been achieved across 25 low- and middle-income countries –– more than half in Africa, the region most affected by HIV.
Have we learned nothing? Have we not endured enough? Are we really saying to people living with AIDS today, “Hey, we’ve already done enough?” It was true way back when and it is true today. Silence equals death.