Saturday, December 01, 2007


Another World AIDS Day

According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2007 some 2.5 million people became newly infected with the virus. Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35.

What to do? I think the leadership theme chosen for 2007 is spot on. Leadership, highlights the need for innovation, vision and perseverance in the face of the AIDS challenge. The campaign calls on all sectors of society such as families, communities and civil society organisations - rather than just governments - to take the initiative and provide leadership on AIDS.

Is it enough? we can only hope.


Double-edged sword is that people no longer seem to have a phobic fear of it. (Fear can help to curb recklessness.)
HIV/AIDS is certainly a growing killer, and it seems the efforts so far are woefully inadequate.
All we can do it pray and hope for the best.
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