AIDS (ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME). A form of life becomes a form of death by means of wanted and unwanted blood and behaviour. There are 13 million AIDS orphans in the world. In South Africa, 70,000 babies are born with AIDS every year. This is with no doubt, one of the greatest threats to children today. As the education of HIV and Aids increase in the world, so does the dreaded disease. Brochures are passed for free, condoms are handed out by the millions, for free, and knowledge of the disease is passed on in different towns and cities, for free. No cure, yet is there hope? Majority of promotions and sponsorships come from within African countries… They have hostiles taking care of the infected, namely the world’s first highly admired aids village known as the “Rainbow Village”. The donation of blood in this country decrease by the year and the lives of those in need of blood decrease in their chances of surviving a terrible accident or illness, especially in the festive seasons. Even after the western Blot test in the blood pool from donors, litres of blood get disposed of due to unknown infected donors. The fear of a needle is a threat to those healthy enough that are in dire need to flow just 1 litre of their healthy blood to save a life.
Call outs have been made via broadcasting, media and internet with intentions to help save a life. Different types of blood are required. The world bleeds for hope and help, yet continue to have unprotected sex, drug themselves with infected and used needles and continue to spread a deadly disease. They attend hundreds and thousands of their friends and family funerals repeating and believing “that will never happen to me”. 17 year old *Jane* slept with her boyfriend *John* for the first time and died not long after that. *John* had been a carrier for years therefore his body had been already so foamed with fully blown aids that *Jane’s* body as a victim could not recognize or fight to live much longer…the first time she ever encountered in sex…
Husbands, wives, friends, collogues, family? Who is to blame for this? Nkosi Johnsonn
should have been enough proof to the world that this is something that is real and won’t just go away. He was living proof to prove who mostly are the victims, through his message spread across the world. Too many questions? Not enough answers? Too many infected, too many affected, not enough acceptance?
On the 1st of December is world aids day and South Africa hosts a massive musical show with the help of international artist from around the world once again to assist with those affected and infected by the HIV aids epidemic… website available.
As quoted by Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa “One of the things that is destroying people with AIDS is the stigma which we attach to it. When a person realizes that they''re suffering from a disease in which I''m shunned by my friends, by my parents, I''m a castaway. He or she loses the determination to fight. One thing we must avoid is to allow people to lose hope in the future.” Through his Children''s Fund, he is on the front line, fighting the disease with AIDS education, health care and support programs. he is passionate about combating the spread of this devastating disease.
Nelson Mandela Children''s Fundwww.nelsonmandelachildrensfund.com
The Nelson Mandela Children''s Fund will nurture, motivate and care for the future of children and youth from impoverished backgrounds to improve the quality of their lives. Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDSwww.pedaids.org
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation supports research to better treat and prevent HIV infection in infants and children around the world. To find out how you can volunteer or make a donation, visit www.pedaids.org.