First of December – World AIDS Day.  For an organization that has worked in the area of HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care for more than a decade like Gede Foundation, December 1 is always a day to remember.   

Today, we commemorate those infected and affected by HIV and salute their strength in this fight against the virus; we celebrate the individuals and organizations who selflessly offer their time, resources, talents and expertise in addressing issues related to HIV/AIDS; we are grateful to international and national funders and governments who ensure that enough resources are made available to those who need them most; we appreciate support groups and caregivers; we encourage children orphaned by AIDS to go on with life; we acknowledge the shakers and movers in communities for raising awareness and addressing stigma; and we enjoin everybody to join us in getting to the goal – ZERO!  

Special mention also goes to the formidable team members (former and current) of Gede Foundation for having gone this far in our fight against HIV/AIDS and other related diseases.  Thank you for 13 years of December 1s.  Let’s keep counting ‘til we get to ZERO. 


Jeremy Boglosa


December 1, 2015