I know, it's late in the day, and you've probably all ready participated, if you were planning to, but there was a great line-up of stuff going on in the state here, but I think it says something that Cincinnati only had two things, whereas Cleveland and Columbus had many, many events going on simultaneously.
I never thought I'd say this, thank god for Cheryl Hutchins. Hell yea for keeping it going, darling!!!!
Though most people know my feelings towards what I call the "numbers game" of AIDS, these are the statistics from the HHS website:
Blacks are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. While making up only 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than 49 percent of AIDS cases. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 34, and the second leading cause of death for Black men ages 35 to 44.It is work this to note, for my readers especially, men who have sex with men are still the largest group of newly infected persons in this country (please note, the stats above quote AIDS cases ... which is distinct from "new HIV infection").
But it's invaluable to remember that it is also hitting communities of color very hard.