A couple of days ago, I had a moment of great joy in the clinic we work in the community health center when a person came up to me and unhesitatingly asked for a pack of condoms (they are distributed for free, along with basic medicines from our center). While it might surprise a lot of people when I say this, but the cultural environment … Continue reading World AIDS Day: Getting to Zero
I usually tend to write a series or two on the occasion of this event but several events have coincided this year to cause an immense crisis where blogging has to take a bit of a back seat. The wrist problem that I was having has got worse and typing is a pain and a chore right now. I am also preparing for a spate … Continue reading Happy World AIDS Day
As a part of my campaign to spread more awareness regarding issues related to HIV/AIDS this month, I am going to write blog posts, create slideshow presentations and upload videos of the presentations I do for people to see. In a 10 episode series, I plan to capture the various aspects of HIV, AIDS and living with the disease. In the first episode, I present … Continue reading WAD 2010: A Short History of the World AIDS Day
On the eve of one of the most popular days in the medical calendar, the World AIDS Day, let me dwell on a short history of this day. Celebrated on 1st December every year, the World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness, funding and acceptance of HIV/AIDS and the 35 million people worldwide living with it. In August 1987, Thomas Netter and James W. … Continue reading World AIDS Day: A Short History
Greg Laden’s Blog talks about “Panic among Kenya’s gays” following the passing of a UN resolution which makes it tantamount to the fact that killing gays is OK. In a measure on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, the African and Arab nations managed to edge out three words in the final resolution which would have afforded protection to the homosexual people by denouncing their arbitrary … Continue reading WAD 2010: Speak Out for Sexual Freedom
1st December is widely celebrated as the World AIDS Day: to raise funds, awareness and support and acceptance of this killer disease and its sufferers. On that particular day, I am supposed to attend a workshop right from early morning to late in the night. However, I have pledged my support to this cause and I will be blogging about it regularly here in order … Continue reading WAD 2010: What Are YOU Doing?