December 1st is World AIDS Day. For those of you that don't know exactly what that entails, it's a day to bring awareness to the importance of testing and knowledge about this growing concern around the world and here at home.
Me personally have known and/or know a few people that have confided in me about having this horrible disease and they don't deserve it. Lets help each other and put a stop to the spread of HIV and other life threatening diseases.
I have problems too. They aren't teenage angst, high school drama, family problems or unrequited mental affairs with painful heartthrobs. It's perhaps a bit harder for you to understand because it's so different. But I'll try, near the start, where it's appropriate. I need to write about it because that's what journals are for - I've been trying to distract myself by listing my achievements and successes in my other entries. But that's unfair. It's not humanising. It's not an equilibirum of give and take, of control and fate tugging at each other. I need to mention the other side.
I apologize for interrupting your day, but someone you know needs to know this; if not you. Therefore, would you be so kind to take a few moments out of your busy schedule and read this, and then share it with others? After all, I cannot campaign alone.
LaShawn Fowler, Author and Blogger
HELP ABOLISH OPPRESSION AND REINSTATE the RIGHT OF CONSCIOUS
“…and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, not the poor, and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.”- Zechariah 7:10
I have many news agencies attached to my so-called personalised Google homepage, including the BBC, CNN, Foxnews.com and Reuters as well as Gay.com's UK and US branches. This has seemingly been named "iGoogle" which in turn seems to be a rather eerily biased hommage to Apple's naming trend.
One of the requirements for my immigration to Canada, is that I go for a full physical. Which will very likely include an hiv test.
As a precautionary measure, I felt I needed to go get myself tested. Simply because I didn't feel comfortable having a foreign government test me for something I wasn't already 100% sure of the answer of before.
Even though I knew I was clean, this has still been an incredibly stressful thing to go through.