Wednesday, December 01, 2010

WAD 2010...

Death? Sex? Condom? Gay? Red ribbon? Awareness? Antiretrovirals? Africa? Hope? Another excuse to party? To me, World AIDS Day (WAD) is no doubt a very significant day to raise awareness and call for action to fight HIV/AIDS, and the prejudice that are associated with them, not just for the gays but for EVERYONE who (basically) are having sex.

Having said that, I also think one day seems insignificant compared to the growing threat we are still facing by this dangerous issue. I mean, the number of people living with HIV in the UK has trebled in the last 10 years, more than 90,000 people are living with HIV in the UK, over a quarter of people with HIV in the UK are undiagnosed, and some men still have the cheek to ask for bareback sex on Gaydar! WTF?!

Seriously, AIDS awareness needs months (if not years) to reflect and get people into the mind set that this is not going away, it's still incurable and people are still dying from this terrible disease. So, for f*ck's sake, USE A CONDOM and don't take risks in love/lust! Oh, and don't forget to get tested and know your status! Hmm, speaking of which, I should have mine soon. Happy WAD =]

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