December 20, 2009

Fight AIDS: The Lazarus Effect

I had a client earlier this year who hosted a symposium on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women. One of the outgrowths of that effort was creation of a HIV/AIDS Awareness groupsite that is still up and running. Most of the time the statistics and the information that we share is negative. AIDS is killing folks at a rapid rate all over the world.

I'm pleased to see a good news message for once. Did you know that AIDS medicine is giving people the opportunity of a future where once there was no hope?

Treatment costs around 40 cents a day.

The results are nothing short of miraculous.

Someone on death's door can be brought back to life. In as little as 90 days.

This transformation is called the Lazarus Effect.

I encourage all villagers to send President Obama a holiday card asking him to give a gift to the world and support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Global Fund has already saved 4.9 million lives in just 6 years and if we can convince President Obama to take action, we can make sure that millions more of the world's poorest people survive these deadly, but treatable diseases and are able to live healthy, productive lives.

We can make a difference!


Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

I appreciate your dedication on this topic. With all the sad news, it's good to see some progress, even in little drops.

Villager said...

Nordette - Asante sana! My eyes were opened earlier this year. I think that I didn't appreciate just how much this disease impacts on the Black community in America ... not to mention Black people living in Africa. One thing that George Bush can be thanked for is the money and attention that he paid to the issue of AIDS around the world....