Despite advances in technology and treatment options, HIV/AIDS is still a still one of the most important healthcare concerns in Kansas City.
Most of the local mainstream media ignored World AIDS Day today but the virus is a fact of life that plagues people from every demographic in the metro.
A few local resources . . .
Thrive Health Resources does great work and helps people seeking treatment options.
AIDS Walk and their parent group, the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City continue their mission after more than 30 years of helping the community.
In the time since the epidemic started, many faith communities have adjusted their view and now offer their services to the afflicted: Prayer for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Tonight, because TKC is the only REAL ALTERNATIVE NEWSISH BASEMENT BLOG OUTLET IN KANSAS CITY . . . We share headlines and info that KC so-called "journalists" passed over so that we can better inform our reader community . . .
Counting Global Pandemic
People around the world on Sunday observed the 31st annual World AIDS Day, an event first declared in 1981 aimed at raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It was first declared by the World Health Organization. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), 37.9 million people around the world were living with HIV at the end of 2018.
Prez Trump Commitment To Win Against The Virus Renewed
President Trump Donald John Trump House Intelligence Committee to review impeachment investigation report Monday Comedian Rosanne Barr to speak at Trumpettes' Gala at Mar-A-Lago Israeli, Palestinian business leaders seek Trump boost for investment project MORE reaffirmed his commitment to end HIV/AIDS in 10 years in a tweet Sunday.
The necessary reads to help you reflect this World AIDS Day.
Artsy Provocation Cont'd
Jordan Eagles, a New York based artist who has been exploring the aesthetics and ethics of blood as an artistic medium since the late 1990s, teamed with the museum for an immersive light installation ruminating on the politics around queer blood.
Tech World Donation
In honor of World AIDS day today, Tim Cook has taken to Twitter today to tout that Apple has donated $220 million to (RED). The work of (RED) means that "we can achieve an AIDS-free generation," Cook explained. Last year, Apple said that it had donated $200 million to (RED) over the years.
Of the nearly 38 million people living with the disease worldwide, only about 24.5 million have access to treatment therapies, according to UNAIDS.
Hope For The Future
On Sunday, World AIDS Day, the global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus is poised to make important advances thanks to three experimental HIV vaccines that are entering the final stages of testing at sites across the globe.
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