HIV, lest we forget….
December 1, 2020 was World AIDS Day. It is a day to reflect on where we have been and where we are today. FACES NY opened its doors in 1985 within a community that was devastated by HIV/AIDS. AIDS tore away at the very fabric of our communities destroying lives, destroying families. As we struggle with another pandemic, the dreaded COVID-19, let us not forget those that we have lost to HIV, those who struggled and fought and on whose shoulders we stand. Although the landscape looks a little different today, because of the tremendous progress in HIV treatment and prevention as well as community-based social services, HIV infection remains a medical and social problem especially in impoverished communities. Notably, at the end of 2018, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported that an estimated 1.2 million Americans had HIV and 1 in 7 were unaware that they had HIV and there is still no cure. So let us not be complacent, there is much to be done. Let us behave responsibly and practice safer sex.
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