24 Days To Go: World AIDS Day

347px-world_aids_day_ribbonOne of the less joyful holidays of this busy season is World AIDS Day—so busy, in fact, that most people usually miss it. If Christmas means anything, though, surely it encourages the kind of generosity and global community that this holiday strives for. So how are we doing this year?

Progress: The Obama administration has lifted the ban on entry into the United States by HIV-positive people. South Africa has decided to offer free HIV treatment for infants under the age 1 and expand access for pregnant women.

Regress: The Obama administration has not been as proactive in fighting HIV/AIDS as the Bush administration was. Uganda is adopting an anti-homosexuality law that criminalizes gay sex.

Obviously, we have a long way to go. Here are a few simple (and entertaining) ways for you to add your vote to the “Progress” column:   Continue reading “24 Days To Go: World AIDS Day”