World AIDS Day 2009
Good Morning to our BlackRadioIsBack.com and FuseBox Radio Broadcast Family,
Today is officially the 21st official World AIDS Day.
HIV infection and AIDS are still making a terrible impact all over the world even with the numerous advances in prevention, research and medical treatments and still strikes Communities of Color and Women in the United States and beyond very harshly.
In this day and age, there should be absolutely NO reason why folks are not getting tested regularly not just for AIDS, but for ALL STDs as soon as possible.
There are a numerous amount of places where testing is done for little to no cost, from your local health clinic to other locales.
Also, both you and your sexual partner should be using some form of protection (starting from selectivity on who we sleep with - let's be real, sex happens, people have hormones & folks are adults but that HUGE factor can avoid a lot of drama in general, from physical to mental health besides AIDS; condoms, etc.) - if for no other reason, to protect your own health status.
Here are just a few links for folks to check out some of what is going on with the AIDS epidemic all over the world with policy, prevention, places folks can get testing and research that I hope are a bit helpful:
World AIDS Campaign Official Website
World AIDS Day Official Website
UNAIDS: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
Black AIDS Institute
HIV Facts & Stats Amongst Black Americans (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website)
International AIDS Society Official Website
National Minority AIDS Council Official Website
LIFEBeat: The Music Industry Fights AIDS Official Website
(RED) Official Website
YouthAIDS Official Website
Face of Global Sex 2008
Discrimination Under Fire on World AIDS Day (via Associated Press)
Climate Change and HIV
World AIDS Day: No Time To Let Up (via San Franscisco Chronicle)
Baltimore Among 10 Cities To Go Red for World AIDS Day (via Baltimore Sun)
World AIDS Day Spotlights Part of Memorial Quilt (via Washington Post)
An Unhappy 25th on World AIDS Day (via Advertising Age)
FREE HIV TESTING IN DC METRO AREA TODAY:
* via Walker-Whitman Clinic
FIND NATIONAL HIV/STD TESTING LOCATIONS:
* via Rap It Up Official Website (goes to HIVTest.org when entering in zip code)
DJ Fusion is a short, above average looking Black-American female DJ, writer and photographer in her 30s that's originally from the Prince Georges County, MD and now going back and forth between New Jersey and the DMV (DC/MD/VA). Since 1998, she's been doing the syndicated radio show, The FuseBox Radio Broadcast, which brings the best of Black Music from all over the world along with news, interviews and commentary. Check out what's happening with the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast at our official website, http://www.FuseBoxRadioOnline.com!