Rocks Off knows it's all about the H1N1 these days, but according to the World Health Organization, only 42 percent of the estimated 9.5 million people worldwide who need antiretroviral therapy are currently receiving treatment. Please remember the HIV/AIDS charity or support group of your choice today.
We now return you to our regularly scheduled bickering about matters that, when you put them up against numbers like that, should make us all pause and reflect for a minute or two.
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