Sunday, 27 November 2011

World AIDS day

           For members of the medical community, a duty to educate the general population about health risks when appropriate is implicit. December 1st is World AIDS day. I will not lecture you about AIDS but it would be remiss if I do not take this opportunity to at least urge you to protect yourself against HIV.

   

     Safe sex is not 100% safe. Using a condom does not always protect you from contracting HIV but it is the best way to prevent it barring abstinence. Abstinence is the only way which is 100% effective. As advocating abstinence is futile, all I advise is at least be serially monogamous. If you are sexually active, get yourself tested at least every six months. Life and AIDS are both sexually transmitted and invariably fatal. So, do not ostracise or patronise HIV positive individuals if you know any.

     Remember guys, Spread awareness not the virus. Be safe.

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