Sunday, December 4, 2011

1 December

1 December is not just the first day of summer. It's also World Aids day.

After the terrifying advertising campaigns of the late 80s/early 90s (10 pin bowling has just never appealed), and as the statistics gradually slowed, AIDS kind of fell off the awareness register. Australian youths are among the worst at regularly using condoms, and rates of STDs are sky rocketing. It's really just a matter of time before AIDS becomes a scary reality again.

The theme of Australia's World Aids Day was HIV is still here. And I suppose sometimes you need to know what can be lost before you take things seriously. The thought of losing health, precious time and treasured moments, inability to conceive a healthy child.

Freddie Mercury.

Love is grand. Just make it safe!

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