Today is World Aids Day. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on this subject. I’m not. I know this.
What I also know is that AIDS isn’t going anywhere, we aren’t winning the battle. Infection rates continue to soar and the public continues to turn a blind eye. This is unacceptable given any situation and AIDS is no different.
Today’s post is being published along side thousands of other blog posts to help raise awareness of this disease. I may not be an expert on the subject, but I can become more aware of it and share that awareness with others.
The key to winning the battle against AIDS in my opinion is education and research.
Two very simple things that can make a world of difference. In preparing today’s post one of the most astounding things I read was that approximately 30% of people who have AIDS don’t know it yet. That means the chance they could inadvertantely spread the disease are enormous. If you would like to learn more about AIDS please visit the World’s AIDS Day site.
Another demoralizing tidbit I read was a large amount of AIDS infections are caused through drug use. We all want to have some fun, and while I’d say drug use is not the way to obtain that fun, if you are going to partake at least be intelligent about it. I suppose that statement is contradictory as drug use isn’t very intelligent in the first place.
The second way to make a differece is to donate. By donating some of your hard earned cash you allow researchers to carry out their work for a cure. You allow those dealing with this disease to receive treatement, support, and care. You can donate here.
Remember it doesn’t take much and every bit helps.