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December 1: World AIDS Day

Today we remember those who died of HIV-related illness (over 32 million people), we celebrate the advances in medical care that help those with HIV live longer, healthier lives as well as preventing infection altogether, and we affirm our pledge as UUs to combat ignorance and misperceptions that slow progress toward a cure of this societal affliction.

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s response to HIV & AIDS includes this policy statement; the UUA has also published this moving essay. More information about World AIDS Day is available from WorldAidsDay.org and from Wikipedia.

— Coby Condrey, DUUF board trustee

(image credit: from Wikipedia)