Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Today Is World AIDS Day

According to the World Health Organization 33.3 million people are  currently living with AIDS.  New anti-retrovirus drugs have improved survival rates of  those with the disease, but we still are nowhere near a cure. Abstinence and safe sexual practices, and universal infection precautions are still the best and only ways known to lower the risk of contracting this disease. It is not God's Punishment for immoral behavior. It is not the Gay Plague. A virus has no religious or moral proclivities. It is a virus that is insidious and in some cases ultimately fatal. No everyone who tests positive for HIV gets AIDS. The odds are improving, but not nearly fast enough. Until then, I continue to remember and pray for a cure.

 This is an excellent website about HIV/AIDS:

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