Today is World AIDS Day, in which we draw attention to the AIDS pandemic and also remember the people lost to the disease.
I count some of my friends and extended family members among the 25 million people who have died of AIDS between 1981 and 2007. There are another 33.2 million people around the world who live with HIV/AIDS as of 2007.
I'm also concerned about the high infection rates for my transsisters as well, who acquired it either through risky sexual practices or sharing needles with infected people while injecting hormones.
So take a moment to say a prayer for the people we've lost, who live with the disease every day, and pray that a cure is found for it as well.