Letter from the CEO, World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day.  It is a day to remember all those dear beloved friends and family we have lost to AIDS.  It is also a day to be mindful of the 33 million people around the world who are living with HIV every day of the year.  As we all know, HIV and AIDS has devastated parts of Africa leaving an entire generation of orphans.  What we sometimes forget is that we are still facing a significant HIV crisis in this country — with 675,000 people currently living with HIV or AIDS and 50,000 new infections occurring in the U.S. each year.  Remarkably, with all of our advanced technology and social media and access to care and education we are still spreading HIV when we could be eradicating it.  This is still due in large part to stigma and lack of education about HIV/AIDS.  Our collective will could and must end AIDS!  To learn more, please visit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago website at www.aidschicago.org or AIDS United at www.aidsunited.org whose mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States.   Thank you for keeping those living with HIV in your hearts and minds today and every day.

You can help us care for people living with HIV by making a donation to the Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House .  You can donate by clicking on our donate now button located on the right side of the page.

Michelle Wetzel, CEO

Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry

 

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