In light of the HIV/AIDS education, myself and a couple of friends grabbed some coffee and walked the streets around Rainer valley in Seattle passing out educational material to different businesses.
World AIDS day was ended in great company spreading awareness... on Twitpic
December 1st, World AIDS Day is a date for people to think about and act upon the global HIV epidemic. HIV continues to have a devastating impact on millions of people around the world. Whilst this infection can be prevented, HIV transmission continues to occur.
When HIV/AIDS was first discovered, no one could have predicted how the epidemic would spread across the world and how millions of lives it would change. There was no real idea what caused it and consequently no real idea how to protect against it.
HIV education has been proved to be effective and necessary, both for people who are not infected with HIV - to enable them to protect themselves from HIV - and for people who are HIV positive - to help them to live with the virus.
HIV and AIDS prevention is possible, but to avoid HIV infection people need more than just factual information. People must be able to negotiate safe and responsible sexual relationships; and those who choose to have sex need access to condoms. Needle exchange should be encouraged, as they have proven highly effective at preventing HIV transmission among injecting drug users.
Look after yourself, look after one another and make our community a safer place.