Today is World Aides Day and I hope we are taking the time to learn more about the causes and treatments for aides. It is time we stopped being afraid to talk about it, but rather, take the time to help those who have fallen prey to this disease. Ignoring it won’t solve the problem, but becoming proactive and responsible will ultimately contribute to its extinction. Take time to learn your status. Don’t have unprotected sex; don’t share needles with others and don’t engage in risky behavior. Also, don’t forget to show compassion and help those who are battling this disease on a daily basis. They need your prayers and support; not your judgement. Free yourself and you’ll feel better!!