Justin's HIV Journal

Monday, December 29, 2008

Justin's HIV Journal: HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Justin’s HIV Journal:


Hello EVERYONE I know it’s that time of the year again. I was so busy with Christmas things I couldn’t get all my articles out in time. This is Justin B Smith from Justin’s HIV journal saying Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, and a Happy New Year to all of my readers and listeners. This journal that I’ve been dedicated to has helped a lot of people get over the stigma of living with HIV. Also it given people a chance to see there is life after HIV. I’ve decided to make it a journey to help others on my personal path for personal enlightenment and community service.

These holidays are very tough. With the economy in peril and people having very little money for the holidays the dc boys of leather have decided to raise money for Pediatric AIDS. This year we raised about 310.00 for Pediatric AIDS was created at a time when few people knew that HIV/AIDS affected children. There was no research specifically on pediatric AIDS, and the drugs being used and developed for adults were not being used or tested in children.

Established to help level the playing field for children, the Foundation has spent almost two decades funding pediatric research and raising awareness about children's fight against HIV/AIDS. Thanks to this research and awareness, as well as the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy, many children born infected with HIV/AIDS now have the opportunity to grow up healthy. For children in resource-poor countries, however, long-term survival is still a dream.

Also we donated over 8 big garbage bags full of toys for Toy for Tots. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

I hope everyone got what they wanted this Christmas. Remember there are people that are infected with HIV/AIDS on the street. Lend your hand and help them. We must do what we can to help them as much as we can. Whether it be a blanket or some food we have to take care of each. Now is the time, and not later.