Sunday, December 01, 2013

Today Is World AIDS Day

With federal health officials reporting a sharp increase in unprotected sex among gay men in the United States, World AIDS Day hits a lot closer to home this year. Join the rally to end AIDS here in New York today at 2 p.m. in Times Square.

Housing Works and nearly 1000 members of New York's HIV/AIDS community, are marking the 25th commemoration of World AIDS Day by declaring that now is the time to end AIDS as an epidemic here in New York State.
  • New York State has borne the highest US burden of the HIV since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic 1981.
  • New York State has also been the center of activist, community, government and scientific innovation and collaboration in responding to the AIDS pandemic.
  • New York State has the people, institutions, resources and political will to end our AIDS epidemic and to become a leader nationally and globally in showing how to end AIDS.
Join us on World AIDS Day, Sunday, December 1st at 2:00 PM in Times Square between 45th and 46th Streets on 7th Avenue 
Complete details HERE.

UPDATE: My friend David Mixner's essay about living through the worst years of the epidemic is a must-read HERE.

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