There are some things considered epidemic in the life of human beings. We are never 100% safe while on earth. Time after time, you hear of disease outbreaks. These claim lives of hundreds of people. HIV/AIDS has been one of the most feared diseases for long since its discovery. In the recent times, people seem to have forgotten what the disease can do. Even with the intense campaigns being done, the seriousness that was once there is now gone. As a matter of fact, the disease is transmissible. Some people contract it by unwanted means say in accidents where people may exchange fluids. Others, let’s just say its negligence. The unfortunate bit is that once you are affected, there is no going back. It’s only regrets to the end of the line especially if you were reckless. All in all, this disease remains to be an epidemic affecting our people. There has to be way forward to minimize the spread and the effects that stretch reaching even security level. Here is what we should be doing.
- Inspiring the women
According to reliable research, women constitute the greater proportion of the HIV epidemic victims. The reason scientists give for this is that women and girls are always on the receiving end. As a matter of fact, we are far much improved compared to the traditional times. But then, we are yet to get there. Gender inequality still persists in many regions of the globe. In these regions, women are raped and forced into sexual harassment due to poverty and lack of empowerment. In such areas, women are just objects to be used as reckless men wishes. Step number one should be to enlighten people around the globe that women are people too. They have their rights to choose who to be with. This will go a long way in fighting AIDS.
- Let the soldiers act civilian too
Many are times the soldiers play the ‘important’ parties. It is common for soldiers and police to think that they are uplifted above the others due to the role they play. Holding a gun makes them torment others including sexual harassment. Again, women are on the suffering end here. They are forced into actions that are nasty and end up hurting them. But they have no choice but to obey lest they receive even more suffering. It should start with educating the soldiers to culture and attitude when addressing civilians.
- Self-dependence is key
Many people don’t have the ability to sustain their lives. For this reason, they will indulge in risk behavior that may lead to spreading of AIDS epidemic. It’s not once or twice that we have heard women exchange sex for even the basic needs like food and clothing. In most cases, its money! Take it that the largest proportion can sustain their lives. Everyone will be concentrating on the things that matter and not reckless behavior.