World AIDS Day 2018

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

I grew up and came out during the 80’s when the spread of HIV and AIDS affected our community to the core. Weekly funerals were to be attended and fundraisers to help those clinging to life. Today, HIV is still a part of our community. Prevention is needed, however the dollars are not being allocated for such.

Protect yourself.
Respect yourself.
Get tested!