There’s a lot of bad news about HIV and AIDS, but for the 2010 World AIDS Day, let’s focus on some of the positive movements in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It’s not all bad news; here is some good news about the global war on HIV and AIDS. AIDS infection rates have stabilized, the Pope has approved condom use for the prevention of HIV and AIDS, and there are a lot of positive developments in HIV and AIDS treatment drugs.
Still, it’s not all good. While new cases of HIV and AIDS infection have dropped by 25 percent between 2001 and 2009, rates are rising in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. There’s still a lot of stigma against condom use throughout the world. Even the most recent HIV breakthrough drugs work only if you take them daily, which people are notoriously bad at.
AIDS is still a scary, dangerous threat. It’s getting better out there, but until there’s a cure, the fight’s not over. Protect yourself, and protect other people in the process.
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