World AIDS Day 2008

1 Dec

HIV prejudice is often the result of ignorance about how HIV is passed on and unfounded fear of becoming infected. People around us tend to ignore what is AIDS and just discriminate them, what if they were in the AIDS patients’ shoes? They will surely feel the same way as the way they treat the AIDS patient. I am sure that World AIDS Day is to create awareness around us about AIDS, to stop AIDS/HIV prejudice.

According to this site, the number of people living with HIV is continuing to rise in every part of the world – including in the UK. There are now 33 million people living with HIV worldwide and 80,000 people living with HIV in the UK. People with AIDS/HIV are astonishingly growing around the world, meaning that more people need to suffer from this deleterious disease.

Most people recognize this red ribbon as the symbol of AIDS/HIV awareness but why red? The colour red was chosen its, "connection to blood and the idea of passion — not only anger, but love”. The Red Ribbon continues to be a powerful force in the fight to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS and in the lobbying efforts to increase funding for AIDS services and research. We can always take this first step to know more about AIDS, to learn more about the life of AIDS/HIV patients.

Unfortunately, there is no such cure to cure this disease but various treatment can keep the virus under control and the immune system healthy. People on HIV treatment can live a healthy, active life, although they may experience side effects from the treatment. If HIV is diagnosed late, treatment may be less effective in preventing AIDS. Maybe someone around you has this disease, but they may not feel comfortable to tell you about that. But look at them, most of them can still lead a healthy life and have a long life expectancy.

  

Ask around and you will notice that many people will answer, “By sexual activities, by sharing injected needles and by pregnancy of HIV mothers,” if you ask them how AIDS/HIV is passed on. They have answered correctly, y’know?

People don’t like to go near AIDS/HIV patients, because they fear that when the patients sneeze, cough or spit, they too will get infected by this harmful disease. THAT IS NOT TRUE. In fact, you cannot get infected by sharing food and drinks, kissing, touching, swimming in the pool with the patients. Wake up, people! That idea of nonsense should be erased from your minds because the AIDS/HIV are shunned by people for these ridiculous ideas. Remember, you cannot get infected by sharing food and drinks, kissing and touching with them. It is safe to do so.

What truly moved me about AIDS/HIV are the babies. Innocent ones in the eyes of God indeed. HIV can be passed from mother to child, but there are steps that can be taken to reduce the possibility of the child contracting HIV to less than one per cent, including giving the mother and child antiretroviral HIV drugs, delivering the child by Caesarean and not breastfeeding the baby. Sometimes, it is not their mothers’ fault to have AIDS/HIV, and giving birth to babies with AIDS/HIV, but people continue to avoid this matter and point the fingers to the mothers.

Let us hope that AIDS/HIV can be cured with our technology, with the efforts of our fellow scientists. Discriminating AIDS/HIV patients is certainly not the option for us to treat them. God bless them.

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Also, I will be going to Eastern & Oriental Hotel to attend the lighting of Christmas Tree there with my mother and grandmother, and to write the exclusive news about the venue. See you soon and God bless again.

Have an even better day.

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5 Responses to “World AIDS Day 2008”

  1. cheeyi December 1, 2008 at 8:45 pm #

    OK, if the AIDS patient got infected because he/her was involved in some kind of unhealthy activities, then I don’t feel that sorry for them. But yes, it’s the innocent babies that I feel sorry for. They get infected just because (if) their parents/parent was/were involved in some unhealthy activities?

    I sincerely hope there will be a universal AIDS cure some time, some day.

  2. achievex December 1, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

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    Best Wishes,
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  3. dnomseD December 2, 2008 at 12:02 am #

    I’ve never seen an AIDS patient or HIV positive guy before…

    But I seriously think we are to treat them the same as others, as a victim of sexual sin itself..[for those who get through sexual activities I mean…]

    Even though it is their own fault, but they are still human, so let’s give them an abundant life of hope!

    But I think if these sexual sin is stopped, HIV can be stopped too, but the carriers will need to abstain from these activities. So, it’s all about our own morality…

    God bless 😉

  4. sahar009 December 2, 2008 at 9:47 am #

    It’s so important for everyone to be aware of AIDS, which is unfortunately still very much present. You can also direct your readers to http://saharsblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/worlds-aids-day-some-basic-information/ if they want more information, and to http://saharsblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/world-aids-day-more-for-those-who-want-to-read/ for those who are looking for a great book to read about HIV/AIDS. Keep blogging!

  5. brandonks December 2, 2008 at 8:28 pm #

    Thank you very much for all your comments, I really appreciate that.

    Yes, maybe it is a sin and their fault for people to have sexual activites with the AIDS/HIV patients. I truly believe that once these sexual activites with the AIDS/HIV patients can stop, I am sure that this disease can put to a stop, although not entirely.

    Thank you all, again! God bless y’all.

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