Did you know that there are 50,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. every year? It is estimated that 1 of 7 people living with the virus do not know that they are infected. If you do not know that you are infected with HIV, you could be spreading the virus to others. The only way to know if you are infected is to get tested. September 18th marks National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Although the number of deaths from AIDS is decreasing, the number of new infections and the number of people living with AIDS are rising. Among the population groups increasingly at risk for HIV infection are those 50 years and older. As these numbers increase, people living with AIDS will face the daily challenges of living with the disease as well as the daily challenges of aging.
September 27th marks National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a sharp increase in the number of new infections among young (13-29) gay and bisexual men. Because of persistent and painful homophobia, stigma and discrimination people are afraid to be tested and seek treatment and health care. Free and confidential or anonymous testing is available in a community near you.
Please pray for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, their families and their loved ones.
A coalition of religious leaders from dall faiths is launching a petition to ban assault weapons and pass HB5831, demanding that all guns are registered and titled just like cars.
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Are you an adult who has not celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation? Adult Confirmations will be held during the spring months throughout the. Archdiocese. Preparation groups are forming now. To register or for information please telephone (312) 534-8032 or go to www.catechesis-chicago.org.