Two years ago, I volunteered

Two years ago, I volunteered to ride my bike almost 300 miles from Boston to New York City, as part of the AIDSRide. I raised a good deal of money from very, very generous friends and family and the operative hope was that, maybe, somehow I could make a little dent in the cloud storming over most of the world (and most recently Russia, where secrecy and despair have begun to ravage the population with HIV/AIDS)
Today is World AIDS Day and I signed on to dedicate this Web log today to those who are threatened with the virus. That means all of us. The statistics can be found at the link above (and thousands of other Web log participants can be found here). But in case you don’t have time, there’s this:
“According to estimates from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), 38.6 million adults and 3.2 million children were living with HIV at the end of 2002. This is more than 50% higher that the figures projected by WHO in 1991 on the basis of the data then available.”

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