Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Crazy News Special: World AIDS Day "Time To Be Aware"

Hello My Crazy Loves!

For Today's Crazy News we are going to highlight World's AIDs Day. It is important to talk about this deadly disease because it is taking the lives of millions by the minute.

In the U.S. alone, there is a rising concern about the effects of HIV/AIDS among adolescents and young adults between ages of 13 to 24. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , there are a a reported 40,049 cumulative cases of AIDS among people ages 13 to 24 through 2008 alone. Since the epidemic began, an estimated 10,129 adolescents and young adults with AIDS have died and the proportion diagnosed with AIDS has also increased. Likewise, the proportion of adolescents and young adults with an AIDS diagnosis has increased from 3.9 percent in 1999 to 4.2 percent in over ten years.

African-American and Hispanic adolescents are the strongest hit by this disease. Between the ages of 13 and 19, African-Americans and Hispanics accounted for 66 percent and 21 percent, respectively, of the reported AIDS cases in 2008.

I am not going to sit here and tell you not to have sex. Who am I to judge you or tell you what is right or wrong to do? However, what I will say is PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get tested. I cannot tell you how many lives will be saved if you just get tested. Especially if you are having unprotected sex, it is truly important to get check-up. Finally, please use condoms when you are having sex. It is better to protect yourself rather than to face the consequences in the later future.

For information about the disease as well as where you can find your local testing center near you.

It is ok to be crazy, but it great when you are playing it safe.....



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