It’s everyone’s responsibility to fight HIV
EDITOR — Allow me space in your widely read newspaper to air my concerns about rising incidences of new HIV infections and STIs in the country.
I warn men and women, particularly young girls against engaging in prostitution, which is largely to blame for the deadly HIV and Aids pandemic.
What we should appreciate is that the world is yet to find a cure for HIV and Aids. It is therefore, incumbent upon each and every citizen to ensure measures are taken to minimise or completely stop the spread of the disease.
The responsibility to fight the spread of HIV and Aids should be shared equally; the young, old, women and men should all fight this deadly pandemic that is threatening to wipe out mankind. It is therefore, a pity to see young women roaming the streets at night for the purpose of prostitution. Prostitution is a recipe for death. It is a shame that despite having witnessed or witnessing, on daily basis, relatives and friends in some cases parents dying from Aids, we continue to have women and men engaging in prostitution. These women and men move from one beer outlet to the next looking for sexual partners. Money is certainly not everything.
Let us all live within our means. Ignorant men and women say, Aids was brought here on earth to maintain the balance of nature. Aids kills, believe me.
Knowing your status is of great importance. Get tested for the betterment of your life. Be alert today to live tomorrow.
Lawrence General Chinene