Today marks World AIDS day. This moment is to remember those whose lives have been list, to educate and re-educate ourselves and our children, and our community. Let us remember the individuals both named and unnamed who have lost their lives to the ravages of HIV disease by talking about HIV and AIDS with dignity. Let’s all teach people (especially youth) to use condoms when having any type of sex. Remember that HIV is not transmitted through hugs. Don’t forget that there is nothing scary about being tested and asking one’s partners to be tested before engaging in sexual activity.
May the memory of the righteous ones who lost their lives to HIV disease and AIDS forever be a blessing.