Tuesday, December 01, 2009
World AIDS Day 2009
A banner for World Aids Day 2009 to keep us aware that AIDS is not an issue of the past. AIDS has NOT been cured. AIDS is still an epidemic. People still die because they have AIDS. No one is exempt from contracting HIV/AIDS regardless of age, gender, marital status, race, religion, or economic status. The banners for this day are to remind us that we need to keep vigilant the need for research funding and assistance for keeping meds available and affordable. Also, that getting tested is important.
Today, we also remember all those who have died of AIDS.
To all my guys, I wave the World AIDS Day 2009 banner. I remember you with love. Libations!
I know that greatly due to the wonderful leadership of President Ronald Reagan during the start of the AIDS crisis, we are a decade behind in research.
Yet today, I take special time to be grateful for the advances in HIV/AIDS testing, treatment and medicine.
The quilt panel below is in remembrance of my friend Keith Barrow.
Libations Keith, we can still hear your songs.
The panel Monica and I made for our friend Lee Aldrich, will never let us forget. Libations Lee, with yo crazy talented self. We miss you.