Call to Action

The AIDS epidemic is the worst health crisis to attack the world’s population since the bubonic plague (aka The Black Death), which wiped out more than 25% of Europe's population at the height of its prevalence in the 14th century. In fact, more than 25 million people have died since the first AIDS cases were identified in the U.S. in 1981. On average, 3 million people die each year. That’s equivalent to 20 fully-loaded Boeing 747 aircrafts crashing every day for A YEAR!

Currently, there are 33 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, HIV and AIDS are rarely talked about in our communities with any substance. I'm not talking about the few Rap-It-Up and Get Tested commercials that are played on BET every now and again. I'm talking about real education, understanding HIV and AIDS, who is affected, and how we can limit the spread of this epidemic and find a cure. Simply put, ANYONE can be infected with HIV. Not just homosexuals, the sexually frivolous, or drug users, ANYONE. Your parents, your pastors, your teachers, your co-workers, your best friends, the person sitting next to you right now as you read.....HIV does not discriminate or play favorites.

Inaction Is Not An Option is a movement that calls YOU to action to help combat the spread of HIV in the U.S. and around the world with three simple verbs: EDUCATE, PREVENT, TREAT. With people dying everyday from AIDS-related diseases, and thousands more becoming newly infected with HIV, this is too urgent a problem to ignore. Now some of you may be sitting back thinking,

"Well, I don't really know anyone who has HIV and/or has developed AIDS, so none of this really affects me. I don't have to get involved."
The question is, do you really want to wait until you do?