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What Were 2011's Biggest Setbacks? What Are Your Hopes for 2012?

December 1, 2011


Public Educator

Public Educator, Washington, D.C.

I think we've moved forward in taking steps in research to eradicate the virus. I look forward to, obviously, better medication, more awareness, less stigma or prejudice or judgment. I look forward to people being healthier overall -- mental health, physical health. Despite our economic situation; it really does strengthen the heart, the mind and the soul of people to be resourceful and look at different ways to be better.

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Comment by: abdihakim (somalia) Sat., Jan. 14, 2012 at 3:46 am UTC
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
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Comment by: Scott B. (Salem OR) Thu., Dec. 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm UTC
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
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Comment by: Elaine 48 (Fort Pierce, Florida) Fri., Dec. 16, 2011 at 9:58 pm UTC
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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