Today is World AIDS Day, a day to spread awareness for HIV and AIDS and its impact on the world. The stigma that comes along with just mentioning this virus is hard to bare. In most cases the people who have the virus are severely discriminated against and sometimes even feared. Many people think that HIV and AIDS is only a "queer" disease, meaning that only the gays, lesbians, bi-sexual, or transgender people get it. THIS IS NOT TRUE, ANYONE can contract this deadly disease.
Today is the day to spread awareness, to commemorate those who have died and those who have been affected by this disease, to fight for/beside them to let them know they are not alone. Take the time today to learn about HIV and AIDS because knowledge is power. It is in our ignorance where our fears and discrimination form. Let's take a stand and promote love, acceptance, understanding, hope, and prevention. Together we can make a difference.
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I will be reading and reviewing Someone Was Here sometime during the month of December. Check back soon for my review.
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According to statistics 1 out of 5 people with HIV and AIDS are NOT aware that they have it, prevention is key to stopping this deadly virus. Get tested.
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