HIV/AIDS is one of the most common diseases any American male or female can get. It is also one of America’s deadliest illnesses as well. It’s very important to raise awareness about this disease because you can have HIV/AIDS and not even know about it. It’s an STD (sexually transmitted disease) and if we all pretend as if none of these diseases are happening around our community and our children and families then sooner or later it will become a way of life for all Americans. To know that you have HIV/AIDS and that you have to live with it the rest of your life like some of our friends over in Africa and right here in Brooklyn. I think using the internet is one way of spreading awareness. For example, Journey for Change can post ads on some the most popular websites like Facebook and Twitter. Or we can post survey questionnaires to be answered by random Americans just to see their take on HIV/AIDS.
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