Dear Gossips,

Sunday December 1 is World AIDS Day. It’s the 25th anniversary. Last year 260,000 children in low and middle income countries were newly infected with HIV. And AIDS-related deaths among adolescents are actually increasing. That’s the bad news.

The good news?

According to the UN, there’s been a 33% reduction in HIV infections among adults and children since 2001. And a 52% reduction in new HIV infections among children in the same period. This means that an AIDS-free generation is very, very possible. Some are saying that if we continue to see the same progress, 2015 could be called the “beginning of the end of AIDS”. Let’s not stop at the “beginning of the end”. Imagine. Your kids could grow up never knowing anyone who’s died of AIDS. Isn’t that a beautiful thing?

Yours in gossip,