The World has evolved since AIDS was first discovered some years ago. At that time,people lived care free not knowing about the killer lurking in another person’s body,interacting sexually without a fear of anything.
A lot of People Contracted the disease,suffered,died,before everyone else took it seriously. Protection(Condoms)/being Faithful to prevent someone getting HIV was preached everywhere to create Mass awareness of this horrible disease.
Fast Forward,decades to the future,2013,this Generation,we live like AIDS doesn’t exist anymore,I once watched a PG18 Cartoon that said “Cancer is the New AIDS,” in some way that insinuated that no one care much about AIDS anymore.
There are Treatments(ARVs) that can keep an AIDS Patient Healthy and even live longer than an average AIDS Free Patient for many more years.
As if we are not afraid to contract this deadly virus into our systems,young girls are now more afraid of pregnancies than AIDS. The Young women who now practice getting monetary favours from older men and in turn they give their bodies,to be given cars,millions of money,the jet setting life,houses(Cross Generation Sex). A Male friend of mine once said ” All these Young Females who sleep with Men older than our Fathers,are as good as dead..” Meaning that these young ladies are more of HIV Positive to him because of the many older men they sleep with to get those Monetary favours. They would rather be on a contraceptive than wear a condom. The Males are not any different either,they will hump anything that has a skirt.
No body cares much about HIV status of another person,unless it is heading to the Aisle,few people ever wonder about another Person’s HIV status.
This Generation is more Sexually active and aware compared to previous generations,people have multiple sexual partners and not even worry that it might lead to a very dangerous path.
To put it in a more plain way, we are screwing our way to the grave with all this “YOLO” and “Hoeing” around. So many Young People dying and their Parents covering it up with a different disease because it is so embarrassing to tell the World that my Child who is barely 23 years old died of AIDS. Unless we learn to take care of ourselves,enjoy but pre cautiously,then our lives are just for the taking. The shame and pain you cause the people around you when you waste your life away,all for some slinky,one night stands,or proving that you are a man by never being Faithful to one woman. The Women who no longer keep their legs together,jumping from one man to another like it is an “all you can eat Buffet” between her legs.
If you woke up one morning and found out that you are HIV+,what would you do? Would you inform those you were sharing your body with? Or just stay silent and keep sharing?
Sometimes,all it takes is a moment,to think about it all,if one night without a condom with a woman you just met in a bar is worth years of ARVs and stigma.
Is it Worth it? Opening your legs to everyman you meet? Is it worth it causing your loved ones pain when you die young?
Is it wrong staying faithful to those we are in a Relationship with? How hard is it to choose being Faithful over following temptation around like a lost puppy? Would it make you any less of a Man if you had only one woman? Would I be wrong asking my Partner to get tested with me? What is more important,your Life and Health or Sexual Prowess? Make a Choice about what matters to you and stick with it.
Think,Close your Legs,always be “strapped,” stay faithful,get checked.
Enjoy Life but with some sense.