For those of you who don’t know, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the retrovirus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), a disease that attacks the body’s immune system and leaves it defenseless against “opportunistic infections” that take advantage of individuals with weak or non-existent immune systems. Click here to read more about the virus and disease.
Although many who battle HIV/AIDS have faced unfair discrimination because they are HIV positive or have full-blown AIDS, Sbangle assures you that HIV/AIDS does not discriminate when it comes to who can be infected. Getting tested regularly is of paramount importance, especially if you are sexually active. If you test positive, you must seek treatment early and often. Click here for resources about HIV/AIDS testing.
This could be the moment where I drag out a soapbox and begin dropping the statistics that make your head spin about how many people a year are infected and how many are fighting HIV/AIDS in this world today. But I am not going to do that. Why not? Because I don’t need to.
The fact that in 2013 you yourself can name at least ONE person who is battling HIV/AIDS is ONE person too many as far as Sbangle is concerned. We can and we must do MORE to bring about a day where we can all say “NO” when we’re asked if HIV/AIDS is still thriving.
In support of yourself or your beloved ONE fighting HIV or AIDS, help Sbangle and The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) say “NO” to the continued existence of HIV/AIDS + give “MORE” to those in search of the cure for HIV/AIDS so “NO+ ONE MORE” is lost to HIV/AIDS.
This blog post is dedicated to a most beloved friend whose fierceness knows NO limits. I love you, Intuition. Your drive to do MORE each day is inspirational.