Today is World AIDS Day.

If you didn’t know, maybe you should.  Sooner or later its effects touch us all, gay or straight.

There are an estimated 34 million people living with HIV or AIDS worldwide, according to The virus was first identified in 1984, and since then more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS.

Huffington Post writer Bruce Ward’s touching blog today is something you should take time to read: