Published on August 12th, 2011 | by thetoolsman58
My name is HIV
Hey people. So we’ve almost made it through our test-run week here. Thank you for all the feedback and the support. We’ve taken note of them and when things kick into full gear next week, you’ll see more changes. We continue with the wet Friday hiatus today (sorry guys) and because we don’t want to leave you hanging, I have a post (Decades (21-30) featured on the Afrosays blog you can read that here. Also, here, I’ve invited a friend of the house (@LagosHunter) to share some very very useful information. He’ll also be around to take your questions on the flip side. Enjoy.
Hi, my name is HIV, I have a mission and my mission is to destroy you.
The world over, I am renowned. And a day has been set aside to provide awareness of my mission and its impact on humanity.
I am very synonymous with AIDS. Sometimes we are confused as one entity.
I enable AIDS, without me AIDS cannot be in business.
The final outcome of my business is death hence I am terribly feared.
But I have never understood what all the fuss is about.
After all, death by its self isn’t new to the world.
Please take a seat and listen.
I am very predominant in some areas of the world than others but that doesn’t matter. As long as I exist there, nobody is safe. As long as people can move from place to place, I am mobile. The funny thing is, my business partners never really know when they promote my mission. Ordinarily, you it is impossible to tell with the naked eye when I am in your business.
My business puts pressure on our health care, educational systems and relationships.
I have been very successful in poor economies, destroying the fabric of the family units, crippling their economies and making orphans of children.
All these years, I have watched my business grow enormously. Unfortunately, the business of sadness, sorrow and death yields no profit.
After all these years, there are no dividends to declare. People shudder at the mention of my name; so much grief. Sorrow. Tears. And gloom.
Quitting, I know isn’t going to be easy, the behavior of human society is going to make it very difficult for me to just close shop and just go.
Sexual behaviors, unsafe habits, religious doctrines, unawareness and sheer carelessness continue to promote my mission.
Society must change and you must change.
From today, I must introduce myself like this:
“Hi, I am HIV, put me out of business, protect yourself, and protect others.”
Note: Contrary to popular beliefs, HIV/AIDS is spread through far more ways than just sex. Innocuous activities such as pedicure, manicure, eye brow shaving, rescuing accident victims or a bloodied person. Nigeria is not anywhere near being conscious about HIV/AIDS and the right safe practices…..In some African countries, girls carry condoms in the event of rape and yes rapists have been known to use these condoms. People go as far as keep rubber gloves nearby just in case people with blood on them have to be catered for in an emergency. Knowing one’s HIV status continues to remain the smartest way to manage the infection. When caught early, a person with HIV/AIDS can go on to live a healthy normal life like every other person.
@lagoshunter is a certified HIV/AIDS Peer Educator and he is passionately positive about HIV/AIDS