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Father James E. Goode, OFM and

Solid Ground Franciscan Ministry of New York City

Living The Franciscan Dream
“God Cares and So Do We”


Sisters and Brothers let us as African American and African Catholics remember our brothers and sisters throughout the world who are affected by HIV and AID on this World AIDS Day 2013.

December 1, 2013 World AIDS Day is a day when we remember those who have died from AIDS. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for individuals and groups from across the world to come together to pray, remember, and demonstrate support to, people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.

The theme this year encourages us to deepen our understanding, develop partnerships and challenge discriminatory laws, and practices that stand in the way of access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and loving support.

Let us as Catholic-Christians remember that when human rights are not respected, people living with HIV and AIDS are vulnerable to stigma and discrimination, illness, economic insecurity, and reduced access to treatment.

While we are encouraged, that over the past years there have been some major advances in the global response to HIV and AIDS, we  must do more.

On this World AIDS Day 2013 let us join the world in solidarity as we help to promote universal access, human dignity and respect and protect the human rights of every person living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and
demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.

The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence cities, states, countries and around the world.

Solid Ground Ministry joins the world on Sunday, December 1st, 2013  
as we commemorate World AIDS Day 2013. World AIDS Day
brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.

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“If it infects one of us.. It affects all of us.”

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HIV/AIDS and African Americans


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