Wednesday, December 1, 2010

World AIDS Day

"History will judge us on how we respond to the AIDS emergency in Africa....whether we stood around with watering cans and watched while a whole continent burst into flames....or not." ~Bono

"Every minute of every day, a child under 15 is infected with HIV - the overwhelming majority of children under 15 who are HIV-positive get infected through their mothers at birth. Without treatment, half of these children die before they reach their second birthday." ~ Gabriel Byrne

"No war on the face of the Earth is more destructive than the AIDS pandemic." ~Colin Powell

“AIDS is no longer a death sentence for those who can get the medicines." ~Bill Clinton

Today is World AIDS Day. I have been one of the many who have remained uneducated about the disease over the years, but I am working on changing that. I am working on becoming educated. HIV/AIDS is no longer a guaranteed death sentence. It is now considered a "manageable chronic disease". But minute by minute we sit by and let millions upon millions of  children become orphans when their parents could of been saved.  We then let these millions upon millions of orphans be sentenced to DEATH when there is no need for it. There are around 30 million AIDS orphans in Africa alone and that number is rising dramatically.

These children can be SAVED.  They can live a full long life.  With proper medication they can reduce the HIV virus in their blood to levels that are UNDETECTABLE.  These children need US.  Project Hopeful is an organization dedicated to educating people and helping to find HIV positive children homes where they can thrive and get healthy.  Take a minute to watch the video.  Then help spread the TRUTH!