World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day. It’s been more than 30 years since the virus was first identified. This year’s theme is “Universal Access and Human Rights.”

HIV/AIDS has been back in the news recently. Researchers reported that an anti-retroviral drug shows promise in preventing the spread of the virus (see This follows on research for a topical gel for women which decreased the spread of the virus in subjects who participated (see This is great news for the future!

But infection rates are still high. More than 30 million people have died as a result of the virus. On this World AIDS Day, take a moment for all the people who have passed and all the people who are living with HIV/AIDS now. We can beat this disease. A brighter future is coming!

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