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What do I know about HIV/AIDS and how it affects me!

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What do I know about HIV/AIDS and how it affects me! 'What has four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and three legs at night?', the lynx told this riddle. What does it speak of? This is the life cycle of a human being. If you think about it, a human is the only creature on earth that relates to this. Unfortunately, some humans don't even live that long, they are born to the world to die sooner than others. The question I ask myself is, 'why?' The answer to this question is simple; it is because of a virus called 'Human Immunodeficiency Virus' (HIV). The keyword is 'sex.' This is because HIV is primarily sexually transmitted. However, it can also be passed on through mother to child during pregnancy, medical personnel and even sharing needles. It is both sad and depressing to see the number of innocent men, women and children in this world who have been chosen to hold this ticket to death's door. It is not a punishment sent by God, but largely due to carelessness that these people have received HIV. ...read more.


They believe that this is not the right place for them and they have no hope. This is because of the attitude from their parents, their friends and the people surrounding them, they slowly become weaker, giving up hope and finally they are gone from this world. They did not die in peace, but in hell. They died by thinking and wishing what they could have been if they, their parents or their partners had not acquired AIDS. This may seem hard to believe, but from my point of view, I think that probably half of the people that die from AIDS could have been really famous, had they not been infected. People should not give up hope, even if they know they are going to die; they should fight to live, because they could end up being the next 'Brittany Spears' or the next 'Brad Pitt.' This is just my opinion, some people think that HIV is a sentence to death and they should obey without fighting against it. This is not true. This is absolute nonsense! People should have a right to live, whether they are perfectly normal, or whether they have AIDS. ...read more.


They think that people with AIDS are different. Yes, they are because they have a deadly virus inside of them, but they are humans, they came from mothers, and they lived in this world. People with AIDS have difficulty facing their own parents, why? This is because their parents sometimes act obnoxious and feel too proud to be cautious. They can't face the fact that a child of theirs has acquired AIDS. Parents are supposed to guide their children and be of help when needed, not treat them like dirt from the garbage bin. This appalling behavior especially from a parent is unacceptable because a person with AIDS is still a human and they still have a life; after all, this child is their own flesh and blood. They need someone to love them and to care for them. It doesn't hurt to hug someone, or to lend them a shoulder to cry on, sing a song to them or sit next to them, but certainly it does hurt to see them die. Another life will be lost, a soul will be gone, a person we had loved, a person from this place, we call earth, will vanish sooner than we could have said 'I Love You.' By Dini Paranagama 2C, Rainbow High Word count: 969 4 ...read more.

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