Today around the world, people are taking the time to celebrate the advancement of research and treatment and mourn the loss of those who have been taken by this horrific virus. By wearing a Red Ribbon you can silently show your support for to those around you. This day each year is celebrated on December 1 and the them this year is “Leading with Science, Uniting for Action.”

Today President Obama announced his planned to increase spending to help fight the war on HIV/Aids. This will secure treatment for over 6 million people by the end of 2013.

 

President Obama (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

“Few could have imagined that we’d be talking about the real possibility of an AIDS-free generation,” the president said at the ONE Campaign and (RED)-hosted event that included remarks via satellite from former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. “But that’s what we’re talking about. That’s why we’re here. And we arrived here because of all of you and your unwavering belief that we can — and we will — beat this disease.”“At a time when so much in Washington divides us, the fight against this disease has united us across parties and presidencies,” Obama said. “It has shown that we can do big things when Republicans and Democrats put their common humanity before politics.”  (source provided by Advocate)

With this funding organizations around the country will be able to provide more assistance to those in need and also provide services to those who are no infected by providing Free Testing. Being aware of this virus is crucial to the advancement of human kind and organizations around the globe have dedicated their resources to help educate our communities. If you have not been tested and need assistance in your local area visit: National HIV & STD Testing Resources website today and do yourself and your partner(s) a favor. If your in need of assistance or general information the US Government has a website that will help you locate general information, treatment facilities and provide your with ways to contact people for help. Visit: Aids.gov