You wouldn’t know it from the blogosphere, but today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. More than 450,000 African-Americans have been diagnosed with AIDS. Roughly 250,000 African-Americans have died of this disease, still roughly 9,000 every year. Many people living with HIV don’t know their status or otherwise need help. Here are some links if you want to learn more.
Measures to find and help these people are part of that grab-bag of “non-defense discretionary” spending category both parties like to freeze and cut. We could do a lot more.
This concludes today’s unironic public service announcement.