Thursday, January 28, 2010

RED ALERT


This entry must be re-posted faster than the AIDS virus.

709 cases of HIV/AIDS in the Philippines were recorded by the Department of Health in the first 10 months of 2009 alone. (Source: ABS-CBN News)

Given this, we can say that the number of cases has more than doubled since 2008. (Source: Sun Star Davao) These incidents are actually closer to us than expected - in 2005, 28% of the 12,000 cases reported occurred among women ages 15-49! In fact, many are alarmed by the possibility that HIV is spreading among our youth.

We cannot let the figures increase even more nor waste precious time on debates and whatnots. PREVENTION is a MUST. And the time is NOW.

Much has to be read to come up with a more thorough post. So for now, I’m leaving you with three basic things:
  1. Observe safe sex.
  2. If you have a partner whom you don’t trust, it’s best to leave him/her.
  3. ABSTINENCE IS THE BEST POLICY.
In the meantime, we can start with our readings at MedicineNet.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Joyce. Those are simple and very straight to the point advice. I like it.

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