Hard Black Monoliths

By | December 2, 2010

AIDS MonolithWorld Aids Day

I first became aware of AIDS back in the 80’s when the UK’s population were jolted by an educational campaign to promote safe sex which involved a series of hard hitting public information slots on television.  They features amongst other things stark black monoliths that were carved like gravestones. The these ads I haven’t seen since, it seems that we have to have our educational information dumbed down these days, alluding to facts rather than hitting you between the eyes.

Now 30 years later I can’t believe that AIDS is still endemic, that we haven’t found a cure for it or obliterated it from this planet for good.  It saddens me that despite the efforts of governments to educate we are still in the grip of this deadly disease, that people are still suffering and dying because of something which is preventable with the right education.

Here are some statistics taken from World Aids Day site http://www.worldaidsday.org, it’s frightening.

“Over 90,000 people are living with HIV in the UK and new infections continue every year. World AIDS Day 2010 is all about raising awareness to tackle HIV prejudice and help stop the spread of HIV.”

I know the economy is in a mess at the moment and people are finding it hard to make ends meet but if you can please visit http://tht.otg.uk and pledge a donation to help make someone’s life a little easier.