The Obama administration calls for an "AIDS-free generation"

December 1 is World AIDS Day, and it will be observed in Tampa Thursday evening with the annual Tampa Bay Red Ribbon Run, an event hosted by the AIDS Institute and Metro Wellness and Community Centers.

Participants will either engage in a 3K run or a one-mile walk through Lowry Park Zoo to support HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, prevention, and treatment programs for the 140,000 Floridians living with the HIV disease.

According to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this week, nearly three out of four people in the U.S. infected with HIV are not getting enough medicine or regular care to stay healthy or prevent themselves from transmitting the virus to others.

Such news is in stark contrast to much of the mainstream reporting on HIV/AIDS in America over the past decade, as antiretroviral drugs have allowed hundreds of thousands of people in this country to remain healthy, when previously being diagnosed with the virus was considered tantamount to a death sentence.