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1993 World AIDS Day

Dec. 1st is World AIDS Day   Our topic for this date is

“Why is World AIDS Day important to you?”
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

The first World AIDS Day was held on December 1, 1988.
The CDC estimates 1.2 million people in the United States (US) are living with HIV infection. One in five (20%) of those people are unaware of their infection.

Although the annual number of new HIV infections in America (50,000+ per year) has remained relatively stable, it is far too high with all the knowledge we have of how to prevent infection.

In 2009, an estimated 34,247 people throughout the US (50 states and the District of Columbia) were diagnosed with AIDS.

Over the last ten years, the number of AIDS deaths in the United States has continuously remained at 14,000 to 22,000 per year despite the drugs we have to prevent most of those deaths.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981, nearly 600,000 Americans have died from AIDS.

What does World AIDS Day mean to you

Tony will be Moderator for this topic, so come out and support him

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1993 World AIDS Day

Dec. 1st is World AIDS Day   Our topic for this date is

“Why is World AIDS Day important?”
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

 

The first World AIDS Day was held on December 1, 1988.
 

The CDC estimates 1.2 million people in the United States (US) are living with HIV infection. One in five (20%) of those people are unaware of their infection.

Although the annual number of new HIV infections in America (50,000+ per year) has remained relatively stable, it is far too high with all the knowledge we have of how to prevent infection.

In 2009, an estimated 34,247 people throughout the US (50 states and the District of Columbia) were diagnosed with AIDS.

Over the last ten years, the number of AIDS deaths in the United States has continuously remained at 14,000 to 22,000 per year despite the drugs we have to prevent most of those deaths.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981, nearly 600,000 Americans have died from AIDS.

What does World AIDS Day mean to you

Tony will be Moderator for this topic, so come out and support him

 

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The topic this Wednesday January 26,2011 is World AIDS Day.

Mark King will be participating in a conference call with World AIDS Campaign about World AIDS Day 2011.

They want feedback on past WAD themes and challenges, and suggested themes for this year. We have two basic questions to discuss and we’ll send our opinions back to Mark King and the WOrld AIDS Day Campaign. So come and tell them what you think about how to make WAD better and more relevant for you.

– 1) What barriers or problems are there in promoting World AIDS Day?

– 2) What should our message to the public be this year?

-If anyone would like to participate in a survey being done that will help inform this year’s World AIDS Day, please go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/worldaidsday2010

Past World AIDS Day Themes, 1988–present:

1988 Communication
1989 Youth
1990 Women and AIDS
1991 Sharing the Challenge
1992 Community Commitment
1993 Act
1994 AIDS and the Family
1995 Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
1996 One World. One Hope
1997 Children Living in a World with AIDS
1998 Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
1999 Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
2000 AIDS: Men Make a Difference
2001 I care. Do you?
2002 Stigma and Discrimination
2003 Stigma and Discrimination
2004 Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
2005 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
2006 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
2007 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
2008 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver
2009 Universal Access and Human Rights
2010 Universal Access and Human Rights

Come join us and make your voice heard
-Steve

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The topic this Wednesday January 26,2011 is World AIDS Day.

Mark King will be participating in a conference call with World AIDS Campaign about World AIDS Day 2011.

They want feedback on past WAD themes and challenges, and suggested themes for this year.

– 1) What barriers or problems are there in promoting World AIDS Day?

– 2) What should our message to the public be this year?

-If anyone would like to participate in a survey being done that will help inform this year’s World AIDS Day, please go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/worldaidsday2010

Past World AIDS Day Themes, 1988–present:

1988 Communication
1989 Youth
1990 Women and AIDS
1991 Sharing the Challenge
1992 Community Commitment
1993 Act
1994 AIDS and the Family
1995 Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
1996 One World. One Hope
1997 Children Living in a World with AIDS
1998 Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
1999 Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
2000 AIDS: Men Make a Difference
2001 I care. Do you?
2002 Stigma and Discrimination
2003 Stigma and Discrimination
2004 Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
2005 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
2006 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
2007 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
2008 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver
2009 Universal Access and Human Rights
2010 Universal Access and Human Rights

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Tonight, Wednesday 12-08-2010 the group’s topic is The History of HIV/AIDS in commemoration of Dec 1 AIDS Day. The room has been specially decorated for this topic with over 50 pictures and posters representing people, events, symbols and statistics that tell the story of HIV/AIDS. There is also an interactive verbal presentation that you will have the option of participating in, if you chose.

So come join us for this special interesting and educational topic.

-Steve

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In rememberance of World AIDS Day, the topic this Wednesday is the History of HIV/AIDS. We postponed this from December 1, 2010 so that everyone could take part in the candlelight vigil and still be part of this History presentation.

There’s a presentation and lots of poster to chronicle the last 30 years of HIV/AIDS, both the tragedies and the bright spots. So come join us and be part of this special presentation.

-Steve

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At this morning’s World AIDS Day Ceremonies, The Community Foundation of Broward Awarded its Footsteps in the Sand LEADERSHIP Award to POZitive Attitudes Group Facilitator Steve Stagon. The award was presented by Sheri Brown who recognized Steve’s four years of leadership in support of the HIV/AIDS Community and his overall leadership of the POZitive Attitudes Group. She also noted that Steve is always there in support of the community as well as helping individuals with HIV/AIDS.

The Community Foundation of Broward also recognized Anthony Johnson with its Footsteps in the Sand Award for VOLUNTEERISM.

In accepting his award, Steve noted the the Men of POZitive Attitudes have had an enormous positive impact on his life…

“This is a great honor. Not just for me, but for my HIV support group Pozitive Attitudes, what we’re trying to do and the men who attend and have made my life 100 times richer.

Anthony Perkins, who played Norman Bates in the movie Psycho and died of AIDS in 1992 said; ‘I have learned much more about love, selflessness and human understanding from the people I have met in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cutthroat competitive world in which I spent my life.’ That’s how I feel. I wish HIV/AIDS on no one and I urge every negative person to do all they can to stay negative. But for those of us who are positive, I tell you your life is not over, come out of your HIV closet and contribute to your community. The world needs you and you need the world.

“Find a job volunteering that you enjoy and your life will open up and renew itself. I love what I do and I thank you for recognizing my contribution.”

– Bob R.

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Today is World AIDS Day.

The 3rd annual Candlelight Vigil will be held tonight at Hagen Park (2020 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors) starting at 7:00 PM and ending at Georgie ALibi’s Parking Lot around 9:00 PM. I urge you to attend this. I will still hold group (I believe it is my duty) but I will meet you over at the parking lot after group.

Observed December 1 each year. Dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Program on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be 1 December, 1988.

The date of December 1 was selected because it was believed it was a dead spot in the news calendar, far enough removed from the November elections and soon enough before the Christmas holidays, thus a perfect period to get news media coverage and raise awareness.

Each Year, a different theme is chosen:

1988 Communication
1989 Youth
1990 Women and AIDS
1991 Sharing the Challenge
1992 Community Commitment
1993 Act
1994 AIDS and the Family
1995 Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
1996 One World. One Hope
1997 Children Living in a World with AIDS
1998 Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
1999 Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
2000 AIDS: Men Make a Difference
2001 I care. Do you?
2002 Stigma and Discrimination
2003 Stigma and Discrimination
2004 Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
2005 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
2006 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
2007 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
2008 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver
2009 Universal Access and Human Rights
2010 Universal Access and Human Rights

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The Community Foundation of Broward informed me last week that I was chosen as a recipient of the 2010 Footsteps in the Sand Award in the Leadership Category. This award is presented to idividuals in recognition of their outstanding volunteer efforts in improving the lives of others with the virus.

The award will be presented December 1, 2010 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Street from 8:30 -10:30 AM, That’s in the MORNING during the World AIDS Day Community Event.

I would like any and all of you to join me for this award. I do this volunteer work because I enjoy it. I enjoy it because of you. You guys have made my life so much richer and have become the best friends I’ve ever had in my life.

So if you can get up early, come on down and join me for the presentation. Love to have you there.

-Steve

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Please watch the following video by Annie Lennox which explains her reasoning for wearing the “HIV Positive” t-shirt. Her comments address and help to reinforce many of the co-factors identified in the L.I.F.E. Program. Specifically, she emphasizes the need for disclosure and working towards “normalizing” the social reaction to this disease.

Following is a link to her 2007 performance of the song, “Sing”, featuring an introduction by Nelson Mandela. The video is very powerful. The statistics cited are not current, but none the less, stress the severity of this illness as it affects the community of women and children living in the sub-Sahara.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is December 1, 2010. There are many activities scheduled in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area to bring recognition to this disease. I encourage you to make an action plan for how you will spend this important day.

Personally, this year I am choosing to wear a “HIV POSITIVE” t-shirt while out in public to help raise awareness and advance the effort to “normalize” this disease. Joe Guerrero agreed to join me in this commitment. We will update you with a message summarizing our experiences of that day.

As Annie Lennox so aptly states, “Break the silence. Sing. Let your voice be heard.”

Thank you for your time,

Jim Cooper, Joe Guerrero

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