Until There's A Cure!

12:53 AM / Posted by Ashley /

Everyone who knows me knows that HIV/AIDS activism (ie: prevention, education and awareness) has always been of the utmost importance to me. This year's WAD theme is "Human Rights and Access to Treatment". The theme was chosen to address the critical need to protect human rights and make HIV prevention, treatment, care and support accessible to everyone. The theme is also a demand for countries to remove laws that discriminate against people living with HIV/AIDS (Read more http://doctor.ndtv.com/storypage/ndtv/id/4109/World_AIDS_Day_2009.html ).

Please take a moment today to educate yourself (or someone you know) on the realities of HIV/AIDS. I have included some links below of sites with up to date information.

World AIDS Campaign - http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/
World AIDS Day - http://www.worldaidsday.org/
Women and AIDS - http://www.avert.org/women-hiv-aids.htm
Various Resources and Organizations- http://www.google.org/world-aids-day-2009.html

Also, one of my favorite speeches (ever) is called "Why We Fight' and was given by Vito Russo at an Act Up Rally in 1988. His passion, power and desperation still rings true today. Read it here:
http://www.actupny.org/documents/whfight.html . There is also a streaming video on the site.






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