Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday News Roundup: World Aids Day, Washington DC Marriage equality bill, and more


Today is World Aids Day. The 2009 theme is "Universal Access and Human Rights". According to the World Health Organization:
HIV/AIDS remains one of the world's most significant public health challenges, particularly in developing countries.

Thanks to recent advances in access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV is no longer a death sentence for many in developed countries. However, more than 5.5 million people in need of ART in low- and middle-income countries still have no access to treatment
An estimated 2 million people die every year from HIV/AIDS and its complications. The economic crisis has hurt many organizations, and cut funding for many programs. Please consider donating to your local Aids Charity if you are able, or click here to donate to the Minnesota Aids Project. Now on with the News:

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