If I was told to walk two miles in heels for AIDS I would do it.
( I actually do not have a red pair of heels these heels are actually blue. As you can tell I photoshoped them to red for this piece. )
Why do we walk? Why do we care? Why do we bother? Because every year 53,600 people are infected with HIV and this is only in the USA. With that statistic alone people should be concerned and want to help their fellow man.
HIV does not affect those of just color or sexual orientation, it affects anyone. HIV does not discriminate against gender, race, religion, or does it care about the amount of money you make.
I feel that in my country alone, as I can not speak for other countries or other parts of the world. We have turned our heads to HIV/AIDS awareness. I have learned from other teenagers that are now adults, like me, that their sex education class they never even learned about HIV or even learned of any other STD's for that matter.
It is sad day to hear from people that their education about such topics as this have been very limited. We need to redo this. Knowledge is power and with knowledge I believe we can personally fight back against HIV and other STD's for that matter.
With our heads turns I guess we just assume that this problem will go away. As more and more people become infected and more and more people die from this disease we just pretend that it will all go away. What? Would you let your dog crap on the floor and than just leave it there in hopes that it will just "go away"? No you clean that shit up!
We need to clean HIV/AIDS up. We need to stand up and be heard.
The beginning of my college I did this report over HIV/AIDS awareness and I found this beautiful woman, Mary Fisher. She did this breathe taking speech at a Republican Convention about AIDS awareness. She was amazing! [link]
Watch it please! Anyways, it seems that in the ninties there was a big uproar about it and everyone was focused on it for a few years. But now we have turned our heads away from it. Honestly at times I will find myself forgetting about it. Not because I am a dick but just because there is not much out there about it. I hear more about breast cancer awareness than I do HIV. Which I guess is understandable since cancer is a bigger killer but none the less HIV is still a killer that needs to be stopped.
Now I am just rambling. So this year I really hope to go to an AIDS walk. [link]