At first I wasn’t going to write a blog and just let one of my writers post her World AIDS Day blog here…and then this morning, I remembered an ad that I saw in Craig’s List a while ago.
It was a married man, looking for sex with another married man. It made me wonder. Would he tell his wife? Would he use protection? Did he find someone who was looking for the same thing? Did they even tell their wives that they were putting each other at risk?
Did they even care?
I could sit here and give you facts about the AIDS Epidemic. I could sit here and tell you about the ONLINE auction that raised $1000 in just 2 days last year. I could sit here and tell you about the 2000 ribbons I made for World AIDS Day when I was in high school.
Or I could just tell you this.
Sex doesn’t have to be reckless. Asking your partner to use a condom or asking a potential partner if they’ve been tested is not a shameful thing to do. It is the RESPONSIBLE thing to do. The fact is, you have a choice in your actions and the consequences of said actions belong to you and you only. Do you really want to leave your life in other people’s hands? Do you really want to risk a short lifetime of suffering for a fleeting pleasure?
Or do you want to live?
Because the fact is this. There are thousands of kids born every year with a consequence that does not belong to them because it wasn’t their choice but they have to suffer regardless. Those kids don’t have a choice.
Be responsible. Be aware. Be educated.
So educate yourselves:
Also check out the Awareness posts by the other PQ Nation Writers: