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World AIDS Day
Thursday, 09 December 2010 06:39
December 1, 2010 - As you know, today we commemorate World AIDS Day. As we stop to think about the 29-plus years that HIV/AIDS has been in our midst, AACAA asks you to reflect on what you are personally doing to ensure this disease stops its deadly spread. We all have a role to play.

A recent report claimed that 93.4 percent of new HIV infections among women in New York City were Black and Hispanic. The CDC reports that one in 16 black men will be diagnosed with HIV in his lifetime. We cannot wish these numbers away. We must WORK to make sure people who engage in sexual activity protect themselves EVERY SINGLE TIME they have intercourse. You can protect yourself by getting tested, knowing your status and USING CONDOMS.

To commemorate World AIDS Day AACAA is co-sponsoring a panel in New York City on December 2nd @ 6:30 P.M. at the Dwyer Cultural Center (123rd Street and St. Nicholas Ave). Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Monica Sweeney (Assistant Commissioner at the Bureau for HIV/AIDS Prevention for the NYC Department of Health), Professor David Hughes, Hydeia Broadbent (activist) and Slim Jackson (writer).

If you cannot make this event we hope you take time today to reflect on how you personally can help to save lives and make sure 29 years from now we are discussing how we made HIV/AIDS extinct.