Mood: on fire
It warms my heart to see how many people are involved with the AIDS movement around the world. This is medical stewardship of mankind at its highest human level. Unfortunately, there are still billions of people who don't give a damn about this disease because it hasn't affected their families, YET.
Louise Binder: Louise has been HIV-positive for over 14 years. She was one of the first to organize woman against this disease. She was honoured with the Order of Ontario for her successful battle to get vaccines covered for HIV-positive children.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060811.wlivebinder0818/BNStory/AIDSCon/home (Louise Binder talks to the Globe and Mail)
Stephen Lewis: He's our special envoy for AIDS with the U.N. Formerly, a political leader in Ontario. He has become Canada's most passionate voice against AIDS in Africa. If you get a chance to hear him talk, listen to him.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Lewis (Who Is Stephen Lewis?)
Bill Gates: The founder of Microsoft contributed 500 million dollars to the cause this week. He may have helped to get Warren Buffett on board as well.
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/default.htm (The Gates Foundation)
Bill Clinton: He's definitely the main visionary in this conference. Check out what he said: "If we could turn the tide of this epidemic, it will unleash a burst of energy and belief in human potential that I think will spill over into tuberculosis, malaria, economic development, climate change and anything we can possibly imagine."
http://www.clintonfoundation.org/index.htm (The Clinton Foundation)
Our prayers and best wishes go with all the delegates at the AIDS conference.