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2009-12-01 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping true to the company's long-standing dedication to HIV/AIDS, makeup artists in the Los Angeles area will roll up their sleeves and take off their brush belts to participate in volunteer efforts today, in a company-wide effort to commemorate World AIDS Day. The volunteer initiative -- part of a worldwide effort including hundreds of makeup artists in 56 North American cities and 24 countries -- is being organized to complement the artists'...

2009-12-01 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping true to the company's long-standing dedication to HIV/AIDS, makeup artists in the Tri-State area will roll up their sleeves and take off their brush belts to participate in volunteer efforts today, in a company-wide effort to commemorate World AIDS Day. The volunteer initiative -- part of a worldwide effort including makeup artists in 56 North American cities and 24 countries -- is being organized to complement the artists' commitment to the global...

2009-12-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today on World AIDS Day, Jack Mackenroth, from the hit reality television series "Project Runway," has launched the next video in the online video series called "Living Positive By Design: Creating Positive Conversations" as part of the national HIV and AIDS education initiative, Living Positive By Design. The campaign, supported by Merck & Co., Inc., aims to encourage thoughtful conversations about HIV and AIDS, to confront HIV stigma and motivate...

2009-11-30 17:08:00

"This epidemic is far from over. Every year, almost three million people become infected with HIV, and two million die from AIDS-related diseases." WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On World AIDS Day 2009 the Global AIDS Alliance (GAA) calls on President Obama and his advisors to reflect on two recent alarming reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) showing that the AIDS pandemic continues to be of catastrophic proportion, affecting shockingly high numbers of people...

2009-11-30 16:47:00

From Acting Administrator Alonzo L. Fulgham WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 1, the global community once again recognizes World AIDS Day and the 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. This is also a time to renew our commitment to work together to fight against this epidemic and pay homage to the millions of people who have lost their lives because of it. As a major partner in the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S....

2009-11-30 14:24:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the more than one million people in the United States who are living with HIV/AIDS, nearly half are African American. Moreover, the HIV/AIDS infection rates in Washington, D.C. have surpassed the threshold for a severe epidemic three times over and Black women account for more than 90 percent of all women infected with the virus in the nation's capitol. On Tuesday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.*, World AIDS Day, BET shines a light on these alarming...

2009-11-30 11:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, Department of Health Secretary Everette James today reminded Pennsylvanians to be tested regularly for HIV - the virus that causes AIDS. "Getting tested is the only way to know your health status and knowing your status is the only way to ensure you receive proper treatment," said James. "We are working to educate the public and ensure that prevention, testing, treatment and counseling services...

2009-11-30 12:16:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On World AIDS Day, tomorrow, December 1, Live Nation will donate a portion of every ticket sold to its concerts in the United States to fight HIV/AIDS. All proceeds will benefit LIFEbeat, the music industry's HIV/AIDS prevention charity in America. "We are proud to stand alongside LIFEbeat on World AIDS Day to help educate music fans about prevention of this deadly disease," said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation....

2009-11-30 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, and continuing throughout the remaining work week, the spire atop Fifth Avenue Place, the headquarters for Highmark Inc., will be illuminated red as the health insurer joins hundreds of other companies, organizations and cities across the country to support World AIDS Day. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988 to help governments, faith-based organizations community groups and individuals seize the...

2009-11-23 07:00:00

HOOPS OF HOPE KIDS TO SHOOT 15 MILLION FREE THROWS IN 2010 WORLD'S LARGEST FREE THROW FESTIVAL HOOPS OF HOPE FOUNDER PLANS 12-CITY U.S. TOUR & TRIP TO AFRICA NEXT YEAR WORLD VISION SUPPORTS YOUNG AUTHOR'S NEW BOOK "TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT" SEATTLE, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, in an effort to fight the global spread of HIV/AIDS, thousands nationwide will take part in Hoops of Hope, the world's largest free throw shooting marathon. At the heart of the movement is...


Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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