World AIDS Day 2005

As is customary on this date each year, we don the color of mourning to mark International World AIDS Day. Today is the day to remember those we have lost to the pandemic, to give thanks for the inspiration we get from survivors, to show gratitude to researchers, doctors and caregivers – and to rededicate ourselves to the cause of ending HIV and AIDS by volunteering, by donating to worthy organizations, by participating in activism and politics.

The following news items address World AIDS Day and the ongoing crisis. Please read them and inform yourself. And light a candle for mourning, for remembrance, for hope, for a cure. To those whose physical presence I have lost, this one is for you. You are loved and missed.