World Aids Day December 1, 2008
Today is World AIDS Day, December 1, 2008. While my immediate family has not gotten AIDs. One of my fathers friends died of AIDS who was a very talented concert pianist and figure skater. He was in his 40s which is tragic. AIDS has cut many lives off at an early age.
It is epidemic all over the world. Don't be afraid to get tested for AIDS and please take the time to learn how to use a condom properly; it can save a life.
If you are in New York, there is a wonderful bookstore called Housing Works Used Book Cafe which is a social business where all the proceeds go to helping homeless people with AIDS. I don't just go there for charity. It is a plain excellent store. http://www.housingworks.org/social-enterprise/bookstore-cafe/
Today, I put up a display in the lobby with several different books on AIDS. I thought it would be a good time to remind people about this devastating problem. I added a few newspaper clippings on World Aids Day in addition to the books.