Sunday, June 21, 2009
HIV/AIDS, scary isn't it? Maybe it's not, when you don't know someone who openly has it, maybe it is. Everybody is different. Some people don't care, they think it'll never happen to them. We know it's out there, we may have heard it mentioned once or twice in high school, though, "it's not like twenty years ago", it's still prevalent as ever of an issue to keep alive, as well as the lines of communication about it open. As youth, I think we ignore it, maybe I'm wrong. Especially, once diagnosed, we run away, indulge in denial, live are lives as if nothing detrimental has even occurred, having sexual relations with partners without allowing them the consent to chose whether or not to risk getting infected. We may fall into a heavy drug addiction, if one didn't exist prior, to escape the fear and pain that would otherwise engulf our entire well-being. Why? Why do we run? Why can't we face it, accept it, and deal with it? Why are we scared?