Friday, November 25, 2005

HIV spreading in New Zealand

It's always the same old story, a group of individuals becomes too complacent and start becoming more promiscuous, often with the mistaken belief HIV is 'cured' due to the available medication. Sure enough, the rates of HIV and associated cases of AIDS begin to rise dramatically and public awareness campaigns are run. Give it a few more years and people forget again, with the cycle repeating itself and so on. Really, just because there are effective medications available to treat HIV, doesn't mean that the virus itself just disappears all of a sudden and is no longer going to be a threat. The drugs themselves aren't even that pleasant to be on and have several particularly debilitating side effects (noting that they keep you alive, so it's not much of a choice sadly).

When will people learn :(