December 02, 2006

The Red Ribbon

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10... someone just died of AIDS.

December 1st was the International World AIDS Day. The Red Ribbon featured everywhere as tv channels and regular people donned it in support of the today 39.5 million people living with HIV.

Most of those affected by AIDS are women who got infected by unfaithful husbands or partners.

9 million children in Africa lost their mother to AIDS. What if you were born an African?

4 comments:

A world of Symphony said...

God help these children.

clayfuture said...

39.5 million is just shocking! The situation in africa is terrible. Most people over there don't have the knowledge or ignore their own illnesses, out of poverty or desperation. The wars are making it worse and the governments hardly take any responsibility. It doesn't seem to be getting any better.

nzm said...

J worked it out that the figure means that every 1 in 15 people in the world is HIV positive.

If that's accurate, then there must be a whole lot of people in Africa who are affected. :-(

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Ameen to that Awos!

Clay, you know what is so disturbing? There are no bloody test stations for them to test if they are HIV positive. There are often no condoms, and often no medecine or too expensive medecine.

NZM, really? That's just terrible. It is on everyones conscience and this disease will soon knock on your average home. It is spreading so damn fast and with infidelity and sexual activity on a rise without protection, it will affect people who did not sign up for the risk of being infected in teh first place, like our fellow saudi women and other married women.