December 01, 2010

World AIDS Day 2010

Today is world AIDS day.  And although HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and education should be (and with HIV/AIDS organizations is) an ongoing and daily event, I would be remiss not to take this opportunity to bring special attention to the increased need for education and prevention among women globally today.  Women globally and in particular women of color in the United States tend to be at highest risk for contracting HIV.  HIV/AIDS is unlike any other virus and syndrome of diseases; it is not only physical but political, social, cultural, religious, sexual, economic and psychological. 

None of us are immune, we are all susceptible to contracting HIV.  Playwrite Eve Ensler wrote a powerful op ed piece - Nothing Short of a Sexual Revolution for The Guardian, and I too believe that we women need a revolution.  Let's stand together and continue the fight!

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