Monday, December 01, 2008

World AIDS Day

When America first became aware of AIDS in the 80s, it was scary for all.

Back in those days, most of my friends did not know anyone with the disease. Only people far away from our everyday lives had it and died from it, but then times changed. More and more people were dying under mysterious circumstances and amid rumors. The sexual revolution that released us from rigid moral restrictions was being trumped by fear of being exposed to the dreaded AIDS. Sex wasn't so easy any more.

AIDS, like every other chronic disease, touches the patients, their family, friends, and it doesn't ever let go.

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