Tuesday, December 01, 2009

What's Lebanon's status on AIDS?

December 1st is World AIDS day, which happens to be today. I just want to shed some light on this issue, knowing that is a semi-taboo topic in the Middle East. The statistics on the subject are not accurate because the governments refuse to admit the number of patients who have AIDS. People still get ashamed to have AIDS, and they're scared to tell anyone about it, why? Because people judge.

Maybe this day will help us understand this illness more and will humble us enough not to judge anyone who has it, and instead, show support.

I don't want to re-invent the wheel, and especially because I cannot invent it as good as this excellent post which is written by Paola Salwan on her blog "Café Thawra", which tackles the AIDS and HIV issue especially its status in the Middle East.


Photo courtesy of the talented Lara Zankoul.

More posts on the subject by fellow Lebanese bloggers:
AIDS... in Lebanon? By Maya Zankoul
World Aids Day By Chantal

1 comment:

  1. i remember when world aids day used to be a big thing in the states...and this is the first im hearing of it.
    thanks for keeping the awareness alive!