You see, one of the original four Tuskegee Airmen graduates was my father-in-law.He, more importantly, conceived and raised the most beautiful woman to ever walk this earth – my Kay.His blood runs in the veins of our two sons.
In the 25 years since the first reported cases of AIDS significant progress has been made, yet a quarter century into the epidemic there is much more we can do to stop the spread of the disease. National Black AIDS Awareness Day, celebrated on February 7th, is a perfect opportunity for us to identify and implement needed improvements that will adequately provide effective care and treatment to HIV patients across the country. On this day, it is imperative that each of us contemplate the enormity of what this epidemic has wrought, particularly in the African American community. It is essential that we pledge to do our utmost to stop HIV/AIDS in our communities.
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