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Monday, January 5, 2009


As the New Year swirls around us, I find myself pondering all the things that comes along with it; NEW RESOLUTIONS, GOOD CHEER, STARTING ANEW…HIV/AIDS. Now before you starting playing three of these belong together and the other one doesn’t, how about we think about the odd ball in this scenario? Of all the people living with HIV/AIDS in this world, how many of them will transmit the virus to somebody new in 2009? How many infected persons will begin the NEW YEAR saying HIV ends with me? On the flip side of this coin, how many uninfected persons are going to take PROPER precautions AND take the right steps in HIV/AIDS prevention? As it stands way too many of us have the HIV/AIDS conversation when a positive status is confirmed and by that time it is already too late. I know that this disease is ugly AND scary but as the old adage goes, PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE and speaking of cure we all know that one does NOT exist. Despite the fact that treatment for HIV has improved, it is important for us to recognize that sex is TOO beautiful to be ruin by the threat of HIV. So why increase the statistics by NOT being responsible AND allow this killer to ROB us of our lives by spreading it? We all HAVE to make PROPER risk assessment when it comes to sex and NOT base it on some uneducated guess OR some stab in the dark. I GET THE STRUGGLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS DISEASE & I AM PROUD TO READ OF STORIES OR HEAR OF SOMEONE THAT HAS ASKED THE RIGHT QUESTIONS & TOOK RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEMSELVES & THEIR SEXUAL PARTNERS. THOUGH IT IS VERY EASY TO JUST HAVE SEX, I THINK RAMIFICATIONS OF NOT PROTECTING OURSELVES AGAINST DISEASES SUCH HIV/AIDS HAS BEEN GOING LONG ENOUGH & IT IS TIME THAT WE SAY THAT THERE HAS BEEN REDUCTION IN THE INFECTION RATE OF HIV/AIDS & IT STARTED IN 2009.


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