Having been around at the time that AIDS first came across our radar – every World Aids Day makes me remember those early and quite horrific days. Not only did none of us know how far back in our own histories this illness might reach – before showing itself – but there was the most terrifying of public information advertisements warning us of death if we didn’t have safe sex.
And everyone took notice – then. My fear currently is that with outcomes much better than in those days people have dangerously lapsed – both gay and straight – into not necessarily taking the precautions that still need to be taken.
With the news that nearly a quarter of people who are HIV positive not even knowing that is the case – it is crucial that we all take more care. This is a link to the message that I sent out out yesterday with a plea to sign up to a five point pledge to take more care of ourselves – not just for ourselves – but for our family and friends.