Wednesday, September 3, 2008

HIV/AIDS-This Could Have Been Your Child

Many are not affected by the pain when someone dies that is not close to them, nor when one contracts a life threatening disease. But, when is hits home there are tears and pain. Ultimately, there is devastation. Should we not feel that way for all who suffer? It really doesn't matter the age, color or creed. A life is a life . Have we become so desensitized to reality that we think that nothing like that could ever happen to us or our child. Well, my friends this could have been your child. Many young ladies are just trying sex for the first time and this is happening to them. In some cases there is just one partner. It doesn't take multi-partner to get HIV/AIDS.

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What would you do in a situation like this? What would you be able to tell your daughter or son? It is time that we realize that AIDS does not discriminate. It doesn't hesitate to steal joy out our lives. Whether it be because of carelessness or ignorance the effects of this disease causes havoc on the minds of those that it affects. The family of those affected are also touched in such a negative way that it is almost unreal.

In the video above and the video below we are allowed to see the reactions of those that have been affected.We can hear stories and learn a great deal. It's a harsh reality. What can we do to bring comfort to the hurting, the dying or those who have lost all hope. The key is education. We must learn about the disease. We must take precaution. We must be willing to be honest with ourselves. If someone gave me this disease how would I feel? Then ask yourself could I spread a disease like this and hurt the ones I love? Wow! What a thought! That's what we need to do. We need to think because this could have been your child.

Again, I ask the question what if one of the young ladies in the video was your child? What could you say to her that would give her the hope to live? What could you say to her so that she would let her know that you cared?

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