World AIDS Day, DEC 1

Today is World AIDS Day…

Listening to the BBC today I was encouraged by the fact that in Malawi, one of the worst infected countries in Africa, AIDS is being tackled somewhat successfully. Although still approximately 13% of the 13M citizens are infected, the improvement amounts to an overall reduction because the overall percentage was at 22% in 1999. Though I was saddened by the fact that the number of adults contracting HIV last year rose to a level higher than it was 10 years ago, spread mostly through irresponsible sexual behavior. It seems science is doing its part, but education to the adult population is still lagging.

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~ by The Common Man on December 1, 2008.

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