Aids Essay

684 WordsApr 21, 20113 Pages
Today I have come across an article from an AIDS diseased and I believe that it has changed my vision of the world. You are a rare gem and I want you to listen to some of my thoughts about AIDS Let’s start right away: Friend, Let the statistics talk, it still changes nothing. Here is a quote from the Government’s website. Some statistics that will probably be found by thousands boasting country pride; “Mauritius is considered a low prevalence HIV/AIDS country, with a rate of infection of less than 0.5 per cent for a population of 1.2 million. Since 1987 up to June 2005, there have been 1760 notified cases of HIV infection.” Optimistic statistics, from a certain point of view… Nobody from Mauritius or more exactly for Mauritius is going to look at that ‘indecent’ minority of 0.5%. After all, anybody searching for it is bound to notice only that, though ridiculous may it seem to others. Why is it so that mostly two ranges of thoughts are chosen from, optimistic and pessimistic? Can this quote really be considered any of these two when one knows that “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”? No, there is more than that to it all. There are those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. One gets what one deserves, or so they say. In ‘5%’ of the cases, the “victims” were made to pay for what others deserved. Generally, people try to avoid the whole thing, fearing misunderstandings. For those avoiding it, it is part of life. For those who are being avoided, left without help, it may probably be part of death. It may be said that death is no option to fear. However, an undignified death like the one caused by AIDS is “undesirable” by the individual, and “despised” by society. Some fear talking about living through AIDS, some talking about fighting AIDS, others talking about

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