Cora Giddens, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
I think 2012 will be better than the past, because of health care reform and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. I also think we're trying to put HIV/AIDS back out there in the focus. I think the media is reaching out a bit better. They were doing great in the beginning, then they slacked off. But I think that's because we became apathetic. I think that we're becoming more vocal. We're getting a better voice again. And I see things getting better. I do. But I think it's still going to be a fight. We still need to do some marches. We still need to do some chants. We still need to lock arms, and fight.
But I do think with the International AIDS Conference coming to the United States for the first time in, what? Twenty-two years? That's going to help. That's going to put it back into the public eye. I think our president has done well with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. I don't think it's going to be the end-all of 2012. But we're on the right track.
What am I looking forward to in 2012? Really learning about myself, and really conquering the disease, and being as healthy and happy as I can be.