Global AIDS: Nearly Over or Still Flourishing?

Rev. Dr. Donald E. Messer, Executive Director of the Center for Health and Hope, traveled to Amsterdam this summer to participate in the 22nd International AIDS Conference. He wrote an article for the United Methodist News Service.

"Measuring whether the HIV and AIDS pandemic is nearly over or still flourishing depends on where you live and whether you see the proverbial glass half-full or half-empty.


If you are among the 60 percent of the 37 million people infected in the world who have access to life-saving treatment, your perspective will be different than the 40 percent still threatened by the disease. 


Speakers at the July 23-27 22rd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which drew some 15,000 participants, celebrated glowing progress made in recent years in reducing infections and deaths in certain parts of the world..."

Tucson Swinging@AIDS Updates

This event has been changed to a Benefit Concert for 2020! Details to follow. 

World AIDS Day 2019

Muslim, Jewish & Christian leaders spoke Dec. 1, at 7 pm, during World AIDS Day ceremonies at Park Hill UMC, 5209 Montview Blvd., Denver.  Ms. Imani Latif, Bishop Karen Oliveto, persons living with HIV, & others shared their experiences and their visions for the future. Music performed by Harmony, a LGBTQA Chorale. Rev. Dr. Valerie Jackson was the chair of this annual event that remembers both those who have died of AIDS and those who are living with HIV. 

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