This blog is created and maintained by Virginia Tech students enrolled in Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies. This blog is about the status of women's health worldwide.
Personal StoryI would like to tell part of my story. I am a 37-yr-old mother with a 17-yr-old daughter. I used to judge people by how they looked, nasty, promiscuous, on drugs, whatever. I was so judgmental....till i found out about me. I found out I was positive in 1996. that was a long time ago. It's been more than 13 years. I was one of those that would have never been tested. I didn't do drugs, drink, or sleep with a lot of guys. I just stayed home waiting for my "wonderful man". It wasn't so bad at the time because I assumed that we would be together forever since we both found out within 2 weeks. But no, a few months after that, i caught him sleeping with a 17-yr-old girl in my house. (Oh yeah, It gets better. lol.) I then married him and was miserable for 5 more years because I didn't think anybody else would ever want me. I soon found the courage to leave him and met someone that loves me 100% for me.
Meaningful Quotation: The global HIV/AIDS epidemic is an unprecedented crisis that requires an unprecedented response. In particular it requires solidarity -- between the healthy and the sick, between rich and poor, and above all, between richer and poorer nations. We have 30 million orphans already. How many more do we have to get, to wake up?"-- Kofi Annan
ORGANIZATIONShttp://www.aidsservices.org/ A&Ghttp://projects.psi.org/site/PageServer?pagename=OurMission_nr YOUTH AIDS.
Meghan Grandison, Jaime Stephenson, Emily Bowden
Top Ten Facts About HIV/AIDS:1. In most cases HIV leads to AIDS.2. Condoms and other forms of birth control do not guarantee protection against AIDS.3. The HIV virus is not a strong virus. It is not air born and has a very short life outside of human fluids.4. AIDS and HIV have been found in human saliva but there is no medical evidence supporting claims that it can be passed on by kissing.5.Two million people died from AIDS in 2007. 6. Over 33 million people are living with HIV and AIDS.7.Fifty percent of adults living with HIV and/or AIDS are women. (I assume the other 50% are men)8.There are 7,400 new infections of HIV/AIDS every day.9. HIV/AIDS is a "disease of young people." 45 percent of the new infections each year occur among people ages 15 to 24.10. Annually, there are 70,000 new infections of children under age 15.