Today marks the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day. While there has been great progress made, this disease still kills thousands of people each day. It's not overstating, and it's not hype. More than two million people died of AIDS-related causes in 2007.
There are things each of us can do to make an impact, and no action is too small. Anything from writing your favorite AIDS charity or advocacy group a check to volunteering your time, from buying a cup of coffee to simply wearing red today.
For more information on our friend Jack Mackenroth's World AIDS Day T-Shirt, check out his blog. Jack has been living with HIV since being diagnosed in 1990, and is healthy and strong.
Mark the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day with a $20 (or $200) donation to one of the following organizations. Thank-you!
- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrict AIDS Foundation
- amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
- United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS - by mail
- World AIDS Campaign - by mail
- Project Angel Food, Los Angeles CA - online
- Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Seattle WA - online
Find a place to get an HIV test by texting your (United States) Postal Code to KNOWIT -- 566948.
For excellent coverage of World AIDS Day and other HIV/AIDS related news, please visit our good friends over at Towleroad in their HIV/AIDS hub.