As a part of the Link and Think campaign on World AIDS Day, reality blurred: the reality TV weblog again (as in 2000 and 2001) devotes today’s post to links and information about AIDS. Just as reality TV shows are about people, AIDS, too, is fundamentally about people. Some stories about people and AIDS:
- 40 million people worldwide–nearly 1 million in the US–live with AIDS.
- “Stigma and discrimination are the major obstacles to effective HIV/AIDS prevention and care.”
- people “who are denied access to their most basic human rights … are the most vulnerable to HIV infection.”
- “More women than men have been infected with HIV.”
- “we’re seeing more teenagers as young as 14 with HIV because they don’t even protect themselves.”
- Chinese government will use 1 million students to teach prevention and tolerance.
- “reuse of needles as much to blame as sex behavior” for HIV infection.
- Bill Clinton on “our failure to treat 95 percent of people with the disease”: “there is no other moral or practical choice” than to treat everyone with it.