Friday, December 1, 2006

A Day Without Knitblogging

World AIDS Day 25th Anniversary button

It's been 25 years since Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome was identified and named. There's been some progress, yet the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains one of the worst in human history – and it's ongoing.

Silence, ignorance, denial, and lack of political will all play their parts in deepening the crisis, which threatens individual and public health, international security, and the global economy. Think you're informed? Try this online quiz.

For more information on HIV/AIDS, see:
World AIDS Campaign
National Institutes of Health AIDS Info
Centers for Disease Control AIDS Fact Sheets
Gay Men's Health Crisis Treatment Fact Sheets

And see this cogent interview with Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

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