Tuesday, December 01, 2009

World AIDS Day 2009


On Monday November 30 The Washington Post offered a special insert “HIV (not)= AIDS” from Media Planet (link) and Poz Magazine. An important recent story in the latter concerns PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, link here. This points to an AMFAR report that shows significant decline in AIDS mortality (link).

And in observance of World AIDS Day, Google and Twitter both spiffed up their sites today, according to a story in CNET here.

WJLA says that Washington DC has a higher HIV infection rate than any state. And the infection rate is growing more rapidly in African American women than any other group. WJLA also reports that there a lot more signs and advertisements for anti-retroviral drugs than there are for safer sexual practices. Of course, that leads to the debate about "abstinence".

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