December 1st, 2011

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World AIDS Day: 1 December 2011 - Stop the Blog!

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As with 9/11, today is another one of those days when I am only prepared to run one story and so I am posting this and then stopping the blog for the day. That story is that 1 December is World AIDS Day.

Lifted from a leaflet from the Terrence Higgins Trust:

It's time to stand up and stand out with the Terrence Higgins Trust. Help us to raise awareness and vital funds this World AIDS Day.

Wear your red ribbon with pride and you'll be standing up and standing out for people living with HIV.

Almost 20 people are still being diagnosed with HIV every day in the UK.

In the UK, the number of people living with HIV will reach 100,000 before the year is out. There is still no cure.

HIV thrives on ignorance and shame.
After 30 years, it is time to end the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS once and for all.

"AIDS is likely to be with us for a very long time, but how far it spreads and how much damage it does is entirely up to us."
- Peter Piot, Former Executive Director, UNAIDS

Follow the link for more details and to make a donation to this VERY worthy cause: