Morning Dew, Melting Frost : Between Research & Hysteria

Stop Thinking. Stop Pondering. Stop Strategizing. Stop Debating. Start Doing.

The entrance for discussion among the idea of HIV fright and mayhem lies within the walls of many people that reside in America especially ones who specifically live in the city of Atlanta. Of course, the knowledge of the virus does allow for many researchers and scientist alike to find a solid “run around” for the issue, speaking of treatments and hospital care. However, even now the problem is no less dangerous, no less guilty of taking lives by the millions. This shouldn’t be forgotten due to the fact that we now have the technology to not cure but to be able to allow the victim to live somewhat as long as someone who has not contracted the virus. What treatment caused HIV/AIDS to be controlled to a degree was called antiretroviral therapy or ART. To allow HIV/AIDS to not be cured but to be controlled as a matter of fact led to many forgetting the destructiveness that came from this infection worldwide.

Prior to these technological advancements, you could imagine there were numerous uproars and protests towards the overall subject of the virus and homosexuality. Many different rumors and myths sprouted from the fear of the destruction of this newly acknowledged epidemic and those claims included how the virus was transmitted and how it was formed. Many believed that you could contract such a virus through the means of hugging, mosquito bites, shaking hands and some even believed that it was contractable by simply roaming the air around you which was proved to be completely untrue. The truth of the contraction has been researched and shown beyond doubt that the virus is transmitted through the means of bodily fluids such as blood, breast milk, and most commonly through semen,pre-seminal fluids, rectal fluids and vaginal fluids.

“You can get or transmit HIV only through specific activities. Most commonly, people get or transmit HIV through sexual behaviors and needle or syringe use. Only certain body fluids—blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk—from a person who has HIV can transmit HIV. These fluids must come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the bloodstream (from a needle or syringe) for transmission to occur. Mucous membranes are found inside the rectum, vagina, penis, and mouth.” – According to HIV.gov