I recently learned of a group that visits rural communities to help these areas understand the importance of HIV and AIDS awareness and how to respond to an outbreak of the disease. I found this to be profoundly positive and a real necessity in today’s world.
In large cities, the awareness of this disease is high. In some cities, most people know someone that is either HIV-positive or has AIDS. Through education, these citizens have learned how to respond to the disease and how to treat those that have contracted the disease. In smaller communities, HIV and AIDS may seem like a disease that does not affect that particular area. However, it is in these areas where the disease can do the most damage, because awareness is so low. Read more »
Many people even in developed countries do not really understand what is HIV and AIDS. There are still many people that believe that you can catch AIDS just by shaking the hand of a person that has AIDS or HIV . For that reason, and many others, it is so important to inform people about the truth about AIDS, and also help people understand their risks. Many people believe that the only people that can actually get AIDS are people that are either very promiscuous, and or people that have taken drugs. The truth is that is not always the case.
There is a huge rise in AIDS with African American young women. Read more »