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December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day

Back in 1988, the World Health Organization and U.N. General Assembly first declared December 1 "World AIDS Day." This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual event dedicated to remembering those we've lost to the virus and to recommitting with vigor to the fight against AIDS.




VIDEO: BACHARACH TO THE FUTURE

A POZ Fund-raiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Memorable moments from the event on World AIDS Day
(New York, NY)

Videos include:



VIDEO: INTERVIEWS WITH LEADERS IN THE AIDS COMMUNITY


Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health
President George W. Bush
Rev. Rick Warren
(Washington, DC)

Black AIDS Institute Gala Event
GMHC CEO Marjorie Hill, PhD
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California)
Black AIDS Institute Executive Director Phill Wilson
(New York, NY)

Silvia Petretti
Community Development Manager, Positively Women
(London, U.K.)

Sheryl Lee Ralph
Actress and AIDS Activist
(Los Angeles, CA)

Charles King
President and CEO, Housing Works
(New York, NY)

Kay Warren
Executive Director, HIV/AIDS Initiative, Saddleback Church
(Lake Forest, CA)

Chakena Conway
Youth Advocate/Activist
Center for Women and HIV Advocacy, HIV Law Project
(New York, NY)



YOUR FEEDBACK

POZ asked the community the following question in the December 2008 issue: "What are you doing this World AIDS Day?" Tell us your answer and find out what others told us.



EVENTS CALENDAR

The POZ editorial staff gathered the following list of events from around the world and in the United States commemorating World AIDS Day.



THE DENVER PRINCIPLES

In 1983, a small group of people with AIDS wrote a document now known as the Denver Principles. Never before had people with a disease asserted their rights in this way. To read the document, click here.

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