fine words – where the pressure on the current government?
As I said on another post, unless there is compulsory sex education in the schools, the infection rates will never diminish. Both the former Labour and current coalition goverment have failed dismally. School children leaving school without any information on HIV/AIDS and other STDS, is criminal. At least they would have the information and wouldn’t remain ignorant.
How about the truth where AIDS came from, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8674401787208020885
the good part starts at about 55 minutes.
Give it up!
Remember the Iceberg and Tombstone adverts of the late 1980′s? The government at the time ran an excellent campaign to make people aware of HIV/AIDS and how it can be transmitted. They even carried out a direct to door leaflet mailout. This no doubt stopped hundreds of thousands of people from being infected – look at the sudden plunge in numbers of gay men visiting STD clinics for other sexually transmitted diseases. While great advances have been made in treating AIDS with it becoming more of a chronic disease, the government and other agencies should not be resting on it’s laurels and should continue to make the public aware of the risks of HIV/AIDS. It is everybodys’ problem, not just a gay one.
I was only talking to my dad about this a few days ago and how maddening it is now. In the 80′s AIDs awareness was everywhere and now there’s nothing. I can’t remember the last time I saw the little red ribbons in a shop! And you rarely see adverts for condoms (which are ALWAYS only aimed at straight couples). And we REALLY must get proper sex-education in schools that is compulsory…none of this opting out rubbish that so many parents seems to love! They want to protect their kids then they MUST allow them to be properly educated! My parents never hid anything like that from me, obviously with in reason) if I asked a question they did their best to answer it in a way I understood. And if we’d had proper suitable sex-education they’d not have opted me out of it!
People need to be stopped being so damned blinkered about what is a natural part of life!!! And We need to stop ignoring HIV!!! It’s a kkiller people!
Emtpy words from a leader clearly struggling to commit or lead.
Sorry Red Ed, don’t believe a word of it.