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World AIDS day

I kept thinking today was 31st November… Oh well… Hope by the time I finished writing this blog, it will still be 1st of December~~

In case you do not know, 1st of December is World AIDS day.

And this reminds me to show off some stuff I’d bought back in that balik kampung trip (to attend freedom film festival 😉 ).

Just outside the screening area, there were a number of booths setup by civil society and NGOs, one of them was PT foundation (Pink Triangle).

PT Foundation (previously known as Pink Triangle Sdn Bhd) is a community-based, voluntary non-profit making organization providing HIV/AIDS education, prevention, care and support programmes, sexuality awareness and empowerment programmes for vulnerable communities in Malaysia. We work with 5 vulnerable communities mainly drug users, sex workers, transsexuals, men who have sex with men (MSM), and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

Was approached by them, and I’m not good in rejecting people plus I’d got some money to contribute ( 😛 ), I bought two wrist bands with RM 10, one is red and another is white…

Wrist_band

I like what the wrist band says, Never give up Never forget~

And the interesting calendar…

Calendar

Well, safe sex, wear helmet before you ride on motorcycle OK? 😉

Stop AIDS, keep the promise… apparently Malaysian is not quite there yet… An average of 4000+ of HIV Infection were reported every year… of which more than half of them are drugs user while another less than half of them kena AIDS through pregnancy and sex intercourse… 4 in 10 of the sex workers are HIV+…

I remember ex-Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) chief and ex-premiere’s daughter Marina Mahathir blogged about how the Ministry of Health (or Hell) refused to propagate use of condom due to some Islam teachings, and requested the MAC to do so…

I remember ex (and axed) Ministry of Health (or Hell) Chua Soi Lek pushed to give away free syringe and needles to drug users… and then… no more news~

 

Stop AIDS, keep the promise… Stop discriminating HIV+, and better still, stop all discriminations (against an unglam poor desperate researcher… 😛 )

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  1. sahar009
    December 2, 2008 at 9:42 am

    It’s so important for everyone to be aware of AIDS, which is unfortunately still very much present. You can also direct your readers to http://saharsblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/worlds-aids-day-some-basic-information/ if they want more information, and to http://saharsblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/world-aids-day-more-for-those-who-want-to-read/ for those who are looking for a great book to read about HIV/AIDS. Keep blogging!

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