Monday afternoon the President of The Queer Empowerment Project Kevin Wehle and myself attended the World AIDS day event at the AIDS Center of Queens County for the 25th World AIDS day celebration. Philip Glotzer the Executive Director of ACQC introduction the Keynote Speaker New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm addressed the group on the history of HIV/AIDS pandemic in New York City and around the country for the past 25 years. In addition too Councilmember Dromm, Reverend Stacey Latimer Board Member of ACQC and Randall Bruce Community Advisory Board member of ACQC giving moving testimony of the progress and the continued work too move to a zero percent infection rate in New York City.
Dec 1st. is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people to come together globally, demonstrating international solidarity in the face of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. “Getting to Zero” has been as the theme for the years of 2011-2015, signifying a push toward greater access to treatment for all: ZERO new HIV infections, ZERO HIV/AIDS discrimination and ZERO AIDS related deaths.