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Why Should We Care About HIV/AIDS Today? Thumbnail

by Dr. Kimberly Y. Smith As we turn our attention to World AIDS Day, it is important for us to renew our focus on confronting HIV as it continues to cause tremendous hardship, pain and devastation within the Black community. Each year, new statistics describing the HIV epidemic in the United States are reported, but [...]

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Today is World AIDS Day. Let’s “Face AIDS” Thumbnail

December 1st has been World AIDS Day for the past 22 years, and this year’s theme is “Face AIDS.” Here’s a snapshot of the global epidemic: 33.4 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide 2.1 million of those are children under 15 2.9 million people were newly infected with HIV in 2009 1.8 million people [...]

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2010 World AIDS Day Events

Every year, individuals and organizations across the globe unite for World AIDS Day on December 1st. While there are many HIV/AIDS awareness dates throughout the year, this particular day brings everyone to the same table. Community groups across the country will be commemorating this day by hosting educational and fundraising activities for various related organizations. [...]

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Red Pump Charlotte Shoot Ad for Red Pump/Red Tie Affair Thumbnail

Members of the Red Pump Charlotte team in partnership with JSW Media Group are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair on December 1st. This event is in observance of World AIDS Day 2010 and will serve as a fundraiser for RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network). Special thanks to one of the [...]

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Red Pump Dallas World AIDS Day Event: Shoe Shoe 2010 Thumbnail

If you’re in Dallas, please support this World AIDS Day event being hosted by our Dallas ambassadors! SHOE SHOW 2010 Contest and Reception will benefiting A Sister’s Gift, a Dallas organization committed to testing and identifying HIV positive females and providing them with resources to enhance and prolong their quality of life. In advance of [...]

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1 in 22 Black People Will Contract HIV. That’s Why I Cried. Thumbnail

Luvvie’s note: A couple of weeks ago, I was on Twitter and saw an impassioned rant. The person behind the tweets was speaking with such fervor about the issue of HIV/AIDS and its effect on women. I asked her to write a blog post for the Red Pump blog, and she graciously accepted. Thank you, [...]

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Behind the RED Curtains: Join Us To Commemorate World AIDS Day Thumbnail

On the evening of December 3, 2010, in commemoration of the 22nd annual World AIDS Day, Rush University Medical Center’s Section of Infectious Diseases and The Red Pump Project invite you to “Behind the Red Curtains: Monologues on HIV.” Happening at at Room 43, 1041 East 43rd Street in the Bronzeville community of Chicago, this event [...]

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Today is the 8th annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), which aims to shine light on the impact the disease is having on the Latino community in the United States. It happens every year on October 15th to mark the end of Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s theme is Save a Life, It May [...]

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The Red Pump Project announces their first annual “What’s It Worth?” Essay ContestCHICAGO, IL – In 2006, teen girls represented 39% of AIDS cases reported among 13-19 year olds. Faced with these statistics, The Red Pump Project is announcing the “What’s It Worth?” Essay and Scholarship Contest. Red Pump invites Chicago-area junior and senior high [...]

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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference continues We are powering the social media for the HIV/AIDS panels, and today’s is called: “SisterSpeak: Reducing HIV/AIDS in the Black Community.” This session consists of two panels: Moving Black Women into HIV/AIDS Mobilization and Positive Families Breaking Silence and Fighting Stigma. The first panel features a [...]

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