I know that I was not the only Canadian very proud a few years back when Parliament passed legislation designed to make it easier for generic pharmaceutical companies to ship life-saving AIDS medications, and others, to developing nations of the south.
So it was rather shameful to learn that, so far, only one shipment – to one country – has been made.
As someone who has benefited from every advancement in HIV treatment since my diagnosis in 1989, even when that was just grasping to hope in 1992 with careful attention to symptoms by my HIV/AIDS specialist, I find it extremely offensive and immoral that this wealth of research and hope has not been shared with people no less entitled than me to the best possible health.
We can do something about this.
(1) Share this video far and wide.
(2) Visit Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network .
(3) Contact your Member of Parliament (information is provided at the above web site). Feel free to tell them Kenn sent you!
All of this can be done in the time it would take to wrap one gift – and what a meaningful gift it would be!