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world aids day

Today is World AIDS Day, a day set aside to remember those who have died of this horrific disease, and to take action to help those who suffer from HIV/AIDS and to prevent others from becoming infected.

To mark today, you could go buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks, which is donating 5 cents from every sale of its drinks today (but from only three of its products through January 2) to the Product (RED) campaign.

Or, instead of letting Starbucks pretend to be a good corporate citizen by donating .0125% of its profits from a $4 cup of coffee, you could skip the overpriced caffiene for once and give that $4 to Global Strategies for HIV/AIDS Prevention, which will use your donation to save four infants from contracting HIV from their mothers at birth.

The choice, it seems to me, is clear.


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