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World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day, a time when we are called to remember the 20 million people around the world who have died from HIV/AIDS, dedicate ourselves to reaching out and caring for the 39.4 million currently living with the virus, and renew our commitment to preventing the further spread of this modern-day plague.

by William Smith
The United States was slow to join this movement, but under President Bush had appeared to be increasing its response and funding. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly clear that the current administration's embrace of the global fight against HIV/AIDS is more politics than compassion.

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