2015 WORLD AIDS DAY: GET INVOLVED (THE ABC APPROACH TO HIV/ AIDS)
A very good morning to you friends, it’s nice knowing you are up this wonderful morning happy new month. Today is world aids day, as it’s been observed every first December and it’s a day of awareness and reaching out to the unreached and showing love to people living with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
Today, we will be taking a look of the ABC approach to HIV and how it can help you and I as young people prevent Hiv.
A: this stands for abstinence or delay of sexual activities. This is very important because as young person, abstinence from sexual activities should be your watchword. The Good book made us to understand that we should flee from all sexual immorality. Another thing is that you can delay having sex till you get married because sex is a commission that comes with marriage, so pursuing it when not married can cause u accident which will to Hiv.
B: this stand for faithfulness. Faithfulness in this context can be partner reduction and avoiding high risk partners. If you think that the ‘A’ step is very rigid for you, then the ‘B’ option might be for for you, but B option comes with a very strict caution which you ought to adhere to so as not to contact Hiv, the option is that if you must have a sex partner, it should be one person, the B does not encourage more than one partner. This will help the both partners manage their sex life in a more safer ways. The second option is that you should avoid partners with high risk, that person you knows that plays around can be a suspect to this.
C: this stands for Condom use. I believe we all know what a condom is, to most people they sees it as an instrument of preventing unwanted pregnancy, yes that’s true but they is more to that. Study shows that condom has 70% protection of Hiv, this is to say that it does not give one 100% protection. So if you must have sex with your partner, condom can be used but bear it in mind that their is 30% chances of contacting Hiv even with the use of condom.
Finally, apart from sex, they are still other means of contacting the disease which include, sharing of unsterilize sharp object, through blood transfusion, mother to child transmission etc. Hiv can be prevented and has no cure for now, so my friends we have been presented with the ‘ ABC’ options, please choose A for now as a young person and learn to say NO. Reach out to people living with Hiv to day and show them love and care because they are among the venerable parts of our society. Thank you so much and do have a peaceful and lovely day!