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Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. According to the CDC an estimated 1 Million American are living with HIV and 56,300 new U.S. HIV cases were identified in 2006. I have joined thousands of bloggers in the effort to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Please view my vlog.

Bloggers Unite






World AIDS Day. Celebrate life. www.hivtest.org

18 comments:

Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva said...

I watched your vlog and I just wanted to tell you thank you for bringing awareness about AIDS and HIV to your blog. The disease hasn't affected me personally, or anyone that I know of, but I do know that it is rising among African Americans. I have just gotten into vlogging, (Because of you. Thank you so much for my new addiction. lol), and I think I will follow in your footsteps and make a vlog about it as well. I will also make sure I link you in my post.

Tiffany said...

First of all, you are so freakin' gorgeous I can't stand it.

Secondly, 69% infected are people of color and 65% of the women are African American??? WOW.. I am floored.

This is such an important message, you're right, we do get complacent. I remember in the late 80s early 90s, it was talked about all the time.

You're right, if it was routine, the stigma would start to disappear.

Great message!

Vodka Mom said...

Well, you are cute AND intelligent. We're all very jealous here. AND, you make a very, very good point. Thanks. ****

Cindy said...

Thanks Renee for the reminder, as Tiffany said we have really become complacent.

Carolyn...Online said...

Damn Renee. Awesome video. Great message. Well said. See? I knew I liked you!

Ms. Bar B: said...

Great vlog and thanks for letting us know that its World AIDS Day. Don't know how this one got by me. Its so important for us to remember that this disease still exists. We have been able to slow the progression in those infected, but nonetheless, its still a progression... the numbers don't lie.

Again, thank you for your social activism and awareness.

flickrlovr said...

Thank you for helping raise awareness-AIDS doesn't get a lot of press these days, and is still a devastating problem for SO many people in the world...we can't forget that. We must take action! Thanks for reminding us...

Lisa Human: Human Touch Designs said...

Thank you for posting this. I have joined the cause!

Christy said...

You rock! I love that you posted about this.

flickrlovr said...

I linked to you over at my blog and re-posted your vlog!
Thanks Renee.

http://idblogthat.net/2008/12/bloggy-tips-tricks-part-1/

Mocha Dad said...

We must keep the awareness high. Too many women and African Americans are dying of AIDS.

HeatherY said...

Great vlog and the numbers really are shocking! I had no idea. It's so good to get HIV/AIDS education out there. People tend to forget about it and how much it affects us all.

Mama Zen said...

Great post! I love the point that you make about the necessity of HIV testing becoming part of routine health care.

And, by the way, the camera loves you!

CaraBee said...

It's seems like there was such a huge focus on HIV/AIDS in the 80s and early 90s but you almost never hear about it any more. Thank you for the reminder that it is still a major issue.

Frogs in my formula said...

It is a very important issue. I agree 100% that the issue has lost steam here in the U.S. but is still affecting many, many people--especially in Africa. Thanks for the vlog and great post.

Lisa @ Serah's said...

I'm so glad you participated in the Bloggers Unite effort also to bring awareness to the AIDS epidemic.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I appreciate you taking on this huge issue in your vlog. HIV/AIDS is a very personal issue for me as I have lost not one, but two parents to AIDS related death. While everyday is an AIDS Awareness day for our family, I do realize how it has quickly and dangerously fallen from the headlines while death tolls and infection rates continue to rise. Thanks Renee, your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Weith Kick said...

Great Vlog Renee. I knew the percentage of AIDS among people of color in the U.S. was high. However, I didn't realize the percentage among women of color was so high. Back in the early 90s the AIDS quilt was doing a tour through the city I was living at the time and I went to see it. It was a very emotional, moving experience. Being active in theatre all my life I have known people that have succumbed to the disease. There is not enough attention being paid to it these days. Thanks for educating us.

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