World AIDS Day 2009

Today is World AIDS Day; a day to reflect on the devastating effects HIV/AIDS has had globally. You may be wondering what this has to do with you. A lot, if the latest HIV/AIDS rate statistics are anything to go by. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women account for 64% of HIV/AIDS cases among women nationwide. It's also the leading cause of death for young Black women between ages 25 and 34, most of whom contract it through heterosexual sex and drug use. Now more than ever an open conversation about the disease can help us dispel myths and stigma...
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