AIDS is now 25 years old! And over the past 25 years, it is estimated that 25 million people have lost their lives because of AIDS. I was gonna write some commentary about this but its late and I’m tired. An excerpt is included with the link to the whole article hosted on MSNBC.com’s health section.
How AIDS changed sex in America. Or did it? – AIDS – MSNBC.com: “At first, AIDS appeared to be a disease of gay men. But by the time the virus responsible, HIV, had been identified a few years later, fear that sex, whether gay or straight, would kill millions of Americans shadowed every discussion of the topic. America’s sex life seemed poised for a dramatic change.”
An example of how AIDS has changed us:
A ‘get well’ card is not appropriate to someone with AIDS… We proposed a new line of cards to say things like, ‘I admire the way you have lived your life and I admire the way you are facing your death.
– Ginnie Job, Hallmark writer