To learn more, visit the following websites:
- UNAIDS: The Joint Program on HIV/AIDS
- The American Jewish World Service
- The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
- The Center for Health and Gender Equity's "PEPFAR Watch"
- The Global Health Council
- The International AIDS Candelight Memorial
- The Washington Office on Africa
- The World Health Organization
- The World Bank Response to the International AIDS Epidemic
Observing World AIDS Day
Every year on December 1, people around the world recognize World AIDS Day, an opportunity to think about those who have lost their lives to AIDS, the progress made, and the struggle ahead. These resources can help you observe World AIDS Day during a Shabbat service.
Fresh Updates from RACBlog: HIV/AIDS
President Obama Unveils New National Strategy to Combat HIV/AIDS
Posted on Monday August 03, 2015
Last week, President Obama signed an Executive Order releasing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020. This new strategy builds upon the National/HIV AIDS Strategy that President Obama launched in 2010—the nation’s first comprehensive strategy addressing the issue. This new strategy’s vision is that “the United States will become a place where new HIV infections […]
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Reflecting on the AIDS Epidemic and Stigmatization this World AIDS Day
Posted on Monday December 01, 2014
Today marks World AIDS Day, a day devoted to raising awareness of the AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) epidemic. Despite many advances in the treatment for AIDS since the AIDS epidemic first began in the 1980s and increased knowledge on how to prevent the spread of HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus), 1.5 million people died […]
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In the Shadows of Stigma: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Posted on Wednesday September 25, 2013
This Friday is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. As education and funding has improved in the U.S. over the past decade, HIV/AIDS (an immune deficiency) is now thought of by so many as a disease primarily affecting people in Sub-Saharan Africa, but we often overlook the cases of HIV/AIDS that still exist in the […]
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Change from the Ground Up
Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2013
Rambam, the great Jewish thinker, teaches us “to visit the non-Jewish sick and to bury the non-Jewish dead along with the Jewish dead, and support the non-Jewish poor along with the Jewish poor for the sake of peace. As it says, “G-d is good to all and G-d’s mercies extend over all G-d’s works” (Psalms […]