“The campaign of “Bloggers Unite for World AIDS Day”
Several days ago, I got email from The BlogCatalog Team about “Bloggers Unite for World AIDS Day” and also read about it in the website of “Bloggers Unite”
This was what I’ve read in that email and in Bloggers Unite’s website :
On December 1st, bloggers from around the world will unite for World AIDS Day 2008. Worldwide an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV. NIDA and AIDS.gov are working with Bloggers Unite because we value and recognize the power of a voice. Multiply that voice by the thousands and the sound of humanity will echo the blogosphere. HIV/AIDS affects too many in our communities to ignore. Be a part of a growing community of leaders that lift their voices.Together, we can reduce the stigma of this pandemic through our words, voices and actions.
Unlike most campaigns where we hope awareness led to action, this is one campaign where awareness is action! If even just 10 percent of our members get involved, we can reach an estimated 4 million blog readers. And if half of our members participate, we can reach 20 million. And if all bloggers participate, we can reach the entire world.
So, I decided to support that campaign by writing this post.
“The story of one HIV/AIDS’s victim in my country”
I remember watching a talk show about HIV/AIDS in my TV. There was several guests there, but the story of one of the guests keeps on flashing through my mind and I couldn’t forget about it. Here’s her story. She was a married woman. She lived in the village and her husband lived in the big city because he worked in that big city. Therefore, they couldn’t meet everyday, but her husband went home (to the village) regularly to visit her wife. One day when her husband went home to meet her, he told her that he got HIV/AIDS from prostitute in the city where he worked. So he asked her wife to get tested for HIV/AIDS. The result was…. she also got HIV/AIDS. She got the HIV/AIDS from her husband. When the talk show’s host asked her this question “What do you feel when you know that your husband got HIV/AIDS and that you got HIV/AIDS too from your husband?”, she cried and couldn’t say a word. She looked very sad that she couldn’t say a word at all.