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Young Women of Color Leadership Council member, Januari Mckay, is a 2012 Mayor’s Community Service Award recipient. Januari was recognized with the Advocate Award for HIV/AIDS. This award recognizes a Washington, DC resident who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to HIV/AIDS education and prevention through volunteerism and service. Through her efforts as a member of the Young Women of Color Leadership Council and her volunteer work with many organizations in the District, Januari has devoted countless hours to addressing the HIV epidemic in our Nation’s capital, especially among women

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Every minute a young woman is newly infected with HIV. This is according to information released by UNAIDS earlier this year. This is an alarming statistic. Every minute someone’s mother, sister, daughter, or wife, is becoming infected with HIV. New HIV infections among women are occurring disproportionately among women of color in the global south and here in the United Sates.

For me, World AIDS Day is a day to reflect. Reflect on the progress made so far on the fight against HIV/AIDS, reflect on the millions who have …