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Monday, December 01, 2008

December 1st

Well its that time of the year again - when you hear about HIV/AIDS again. To bad this does not happen throughout the year. There are still people being infected every year in a disease that we know how to prevent infection. That is very disturbing to me. I have lost a lot of people to this disease in the early years. These days with the medication out people can live long lives - if they can afford the meds and tolerate the side effects. I find it sad that these days people accuate HIV with having diabetes and so do not take the precautions they should as they dont see at as an automatic death sentence anymore. While I think its great we can treat the infection I still think preventing it in the first place is more important. So lets remember those that died and are still dying all over the world.

2 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

The real shame is the countries with he highest rates either don't have the funding to slow the spread and offer treatment to those who need it - the gov'ts either are too poor or just too busy filling their pockets to care.

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - I totally agree. And that makes me even more disgusted that here people will get infected despite that they know better - there people do not know / or are able to prevent it let alone get treatment for it.