On World AIDS Day 2014 we offer this collection of prayers, blessings, poetry and meditations.
As of 2014, an estimated 35 million people around the world are living with HIV/AIDS. New HIV infections have fallen by 38 percent since 2001, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The theme of this year's World AIDS Days is "Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation" -- drawing attention to collaborative, preventative efforts working toward an AIDS-free world.
May these prayers and meditations offer hope to those living with HIV and AIDS, strength to all of those who continue to care for those people living with AIDS, wisdom to those who search for a cure, and courage to those who fight for a world where people living with HIV/AIDS are giving respect and dignity.