Find out where Shawn Decker will be during the International AIDS Conference.
30 years of AIDS moments to remember – CNN.com.
There is no epidemic like AIDS. It does not discriminate, it can affect men, women & children of any and all ethnic background irregardless of financial status. In the early days, it attacked and killed fast, it was scary, it still it. The epidemic is not over. HIV/AIDS still can affect and infect anyone living in this planet. Do not ignore it, because it will not go away.
Get tested, know your status. Spread the message not the disease!
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Interesting article regarding HIV medications.
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31 years of HIV/AIDS! Wow.
So, where were you June 5th, 30 years ago? How old were you? How did you hear about HIV or AIDS? Did you think the disease would touch your life in any way at all? Does the impact of HIV/AIDS make a difference in your life today?
Some interesting questions to think about. Today there have been so many ways that the disease has impacted the world and the people who serve, work, empower, test, treat anyone who is affected or infected by HIV/AIDS.
30 years is too long and it’s still not over!
Get tested, stay protected and continue with hope.
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HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women – Dear will.i.am: It Isn’t Tacky for Women to Have Condoms; It’s Called Being Empowered
Sometime the woman is the only wise person willing to use condoms. No, it’s not tacky, it’s taking charge of their health.
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I follow these two on the web, via Twitter and Facebook and according to rumors they have never met in person, until now. I think the power of the HIV knowledge, activism, and spirit was probably incredible and overwhelming. But what an honor it must have been to see Gwen and Shawn present.Wish I could have been there.
Keep up the great work you guys!
It’s still not over – knowledge and education are everything!
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HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women – The Rising HIV Rates Among Young Women and Girls of Color: What’s Going On? Part One
HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women – The Rising HIV Rates Among Young Women and Girls of Color: What’s Going On? Part One. It’s still not over! We must educate women about protection and healthy choices!Number of View :399
I was on TWITTER the other day while at lunch and I saw this post by a woman I followed that said “but AIDS on the other hands is a punishing disease” and was curious. Does AIDS punish? I tweeted to her that I felt those two words “AIDS”and “punish” should not be in the same sentence. She did not like that and the tweets began. So I had to think about this a little.
Does AIDS punish, not in my opinion!
What AIDS does do is break down the immune system to the point that the immune system can’t fight off any opportunistic infections such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) or Kaposi’s Sarcoma (KS). Eventually the person who has AIDS, based on their treatment, can die from an AIDS related illnesses. Of course as I have heard, no one needs to get AIDS today, not with the medications that are available to treat HIV infection. In reality, according to the CDC stats once HAART therapy began, deaths from AIDS related illnesses have declined. If you want more education, I always suggest people go to THE BODY.COM where the information is discussed thoroughly.
Punish, as defined by Merriam-Webster
Definition of PUNISH verb \ˈpə-nish\
transitive verb – 1 a : to impose a penalty on for a fault, offense, or violation b : to inflict a penalty for the commission of (an offense) in retribution or retaliation 2 a : to deal with roughly or harshly b : to inflict injury on : hurt intransitive verb
to inflict punishment — punishable adjective— punisher noun
- I think that murderers should be punished by life imprisonment.
- She was punished for lying.
Do I need to be punished for contracting a disease that millions share?
Punishing is not taking treatment. If there is a treatment, then it must be adhered to, otherwise, then I AM PUNISHING my BODY because I AM NOT following the suggested treatment.
Punishing is continuing unsafe sex or other behaviors that will cause me to be re-infected or infect others.
Punishing is INTENTIONALLY having UNSAFE SEX, just to get back to those who might have given it to me.
Punishing is not taking care of myself mentally.
Punishing is not being educated on what the disease does.
Punishing is not following doctor’s orders.
Punishing is shaming myself for contracting a disease.
Punishing is NOT MY JOB!
Again, I caution anyone to use the words ‘AIDS’ and ‘PUNISHING’ in any sentence. There are enough people in this world who want to believe that, why add to their shame and guilt.
2010 Person of the Year: Bob Bowers – Shawn Decker. Excellent choice! Bob is ‘one tough pirate’. Congrats on this Bob!Number of View :2085