“Imagine you are a young mother in Tanzania. Your father has just died — and you know why. AIDS has claimed his life, but your family is too ashamed to tell your neighbors this. Instead, you tell the neighbors that he died from malaria. On top of that, you’re scared because you and your 2-year-old son lived in the family hut with him. Hundreds of thoughts cross your mind: ‘Do I have AIDS?’”
For many people around the world, this scenario is a regular occurrence. AIDS claims the lives of more than 1 million people each year, often taking the lives of the young and strong and leaving the young to care for themselves. In many places, lack of appropriate and accurate information about how AIDS is spread and how to successfully live with it leads to further cases. Fortunately, many great organizations are working hard to teach the truth about AIDS and prayerfully slow the occurrence of AIDS.
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