Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day

Alright, so it is 1st of December.
Today, reminding us of the HIV disease a.k.a AIDS.

AIDS[Acquired immune deficiency syndrome] is a set of symptoms and infections resulting from the damage to the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This condition progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections and tumors. HIV is transmitted through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a bodily fluid containing HIV, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, preseminal fluid, and breast milk. This transmission can involve anal, vaginal or oral sex, blood transfusion, contaminated hypodermic needles, exchange between mother and baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding, or other exposure to one of the above bodily fluids. From Wikipedia.

People who got this disease, their immune system will get weak.
From the report, there are 33.2 million people lived with this disease. HIV killed 2.2million people so far. Including 330,ooo children.
People, there are so many victims. Some of them even commit suicide when they know that they got this disease.
They feel depressed, they are scare.
They are afraid of what people think about them, they don't wish people to discriminate them.
No one wish to get this disease. They are victims.
What would you think if you are one of them?

For all the people out there:
Please don't discriminate people who got AIDS. They are human as well, just like us. How could you blame them and treat them like monster? How if they are you family? How would they feel? We should treat them as normal, or even better than anyone else.
AIDS got no cure. Those people who infected can only wait for their turn to die.
Why don't we cheer them up in that period and make them feel happier and better before they leave us?
Appreciate everyone around us, appreciate ourselves.

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