Monday, November 29, 2010

Letting the World Know...

...that it CAN be done! Extra, extra, read all about it! The December 6th issue of People magazine, which came out last week, features a phenomenal story on HIV adoption. (Go out and get one if you haven't yet!) It is so exciting to see a family with HIV+ members portrayed in such a positive and NORMAL light. HIV should never prevent a child from having a family, and it shouldn't cause a person to have to hang their head in shame. It is a manageable chronic illness, and this story gives me hope that people will read the article, look at the images of a happy, HEALTHY, multicultural family which happens to include HIV+ members, and go out and re-educate themselves about HIV. Or better yet, get tested! Even better than that, maybe consider getting involved in some way, maybe by connecting with an AIDS service organization or community group in their area, maybe by helping to dispel HIV myths among their friends and family, maybe by making a donation of time, resources, or funds, or maybe by adopting an HIV+ child!

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