For the last 23 years I have been involved in educating people to the ravages presented by HIV/AIDS.
A lot of time is spent in high schools, colleges, med and nursing schools, business community meetings talking about issues that impact victims beyond the dire medical challenges.
Loneliness, isolation and abandonment is our challenge. Those combined with medical battles weaken the patients will and ultimate ability to continue the fight.
HIV/AIDS is not "under control."
It is not just a "gay disease."
It hasn't diminished worldwide. We have yet to hear the true numbers from a number of countries.
AIDS sufferers are living longer-not necessarily better!
It is a terminal disease!
A lot of young people are NOT getting the straight scoop in their "health classes." Religion, embarrassment, political correctness, lack of resources, parental influences all put kids at risk!
The following link gives great visuals touching on almost every facet of the subject.
Please check to see that you, your friends, your kids are getting the straight story...