Mississippi legislators and the government: those are the biggest disappointment for Mississippi. Because they put very little state money into HIV/AIDS. They do very little to help Mississippians with HIV. And sometimes it is as if the state promotes the stigma, because they jump on ways to criminalization of HIV, instead of ways to prevention, treatment or care. I am looking forward to the International AIDS Conference in 2012. This is the first time it's being held here in the United States in many years.
Comment by: abdihakim
Sat., Jan. 14, 2012 at 3:46 am EST
international NGOS should support local NGOS that are very farmiler with the region to reduce HIV/AIDS like in Garowe puntland SYSA (somali youth students association) best assists HIV positives in varies ways but needs international support
Comment by: Scott B.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm EST
Hello Ernesto, I agree that funding is a much needed keep. I am recently out of a relationship and have had all the finances fall on me. However, an agency in my area is able to see me through this next month so as to pass the baton in finding a roommate and following through with keeping me within my home and not landing on the street. I am also very grateful that my meds and medical payouts are at a minimum. I feel it my responsiblity to have AIDS stop with me. That is my end of the bargain. So I have taken up with college and learning how to better serve my community and those of us within it to make for a better tomorrow. I just agree with all that you say about making sure we are able to keep our current funding in and around Portland/Salem and everywhere in Oregon and all states. Thank you for your blog here and I will continue to whach for future input. Thanks Scott
Comment by: Elaine 48
(Fort Pierce, Florida)
Fri., Dec. 16, 2011 at 9:58 pm EST
We are so focus on what happen everywere else we need to do USA all the rich peoples in the United State I know they have someone in there family that have hiv or aids and they do not donate nothing to scientist I think we should start living and doing for ourselves before we do for other I can not sleep at night because I lost some family member to this disease and there is more surfering from this please Ty, Jayzee, Puffy, all the ones out there making money that goes for basketball player, football player, wallstreet PLEASE HELP WE THE PEOPLES OF AMERICA NEED YOU PLEASE DONATE SOME MONEY TO HELP PUT A STOP TO AIDS PLEASE.
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