Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day

I live in a state that ranks third in new HIV cases and around a tri-county area in the top-five new cases. The alarming thing about this statistics is 70% of these new cases are with African-American and the Hispanic, a distant 13%.

One of the good news is the stigma is not as strong as it was in the 90s and far better than the 80s. The bad news is that most people still refuse to get tested. In their eyes, what they don't know can't kill them; but it sure can. Also, another good news is that they could live quite normal lives if the disease is diagnosed early. So please get tested and practice safe sex (I think that should go without saying).

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