Wednesday, December 01, 2010

AIDS: Calendar: World AIDS Day

Today is world AIDS day.  And as it draws to a close, I notice that I honoured the day by watching a TV Special on President George W. Bush's f+t against world AIDS by concentrating on mass action in Africa, making a dent and serving as a model.  Credit where credit's due.

More largely, it's wonderful to see President Obama keeping up the W's standard, and surpassing it.

So, what do I say in closing?  Happy World AIDS Day?

Let's tr+ some thawts of South Africa's Tutu:

Mobilise for HIV prevention, Tutu says on World AIDS Day

Geneva (ENInews). Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has issued a call to world leaders to take action to accelerate a decline in new HIV infections through activism that promotes prevention measures. "HIV prevention activism is indispensable to overcome the epidemic," said Tutu, the former leader of South Africa's Anglicans in a statement to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December. "Communities must receive the support and encouragement they need to mobilise against the epidemic with courage and fearless commitment." Tutu is a co-chair of the UNAIDS High Level Commission on HIV Prevention alongside Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, a French virologist. A declaration released by the co-chairs warned that ebbing financial investments, lack of political commitment and ineffective prevention priorities are challenging progress in achieving significant decline in new HIV infections. [532 words, ENI-10-0785]


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