"A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that is spreading through human populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide."Human rights are often at the epicentre of this pandemic, here at home as well as around the world whether via inequitable access to health care and treatment, personal privacy, discrimination or education.
His organization The Stephen Lewis Foundation is dedicated to turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa by supporting women who are ill and struggling to survive; orphans and other AIDS-affected children; heroic grandmothers caring for their orphan grandchildren; and sustaining associations of people living with HIV and AIDS.
AIDS is a threat to humankind; it touches all of us. On this day, maybe take a moment to Google AIDS or HIV and spend even a few minutes educating yourself on the issues. Even if you learn one new way to prevent HIV or about the struggles of people struggling to live with AIDS - it will bring us all one step closer to understanding the issues.
Go to http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/World-AIDS-Day to learn more. Not a sermon - just a friendly suggestion. After all, we're one world.