Raising awareness about HIV/AIDS is different today than in the past. We are in a digital age, which makes this task a bit more accessible to everyone, as well as the information about it, but the message still stays the same as it was years ago. We only need to find the best way to communicate that message to all the generations, especially the younger ones, who need to be educated about this issue in order to have a carefree, healthy and a happy life. It is building a better future for the next generation that might not be that prepared for this dangerous and very serious and ongoing struggle with an invisible enemy.
Exchange of Important Information about HIV virus
Social networks didn’t exist when the HIV epidemic arose in the world. Now, these tools help us in spreading information about the disease and its prevention. They can even help us find people infected with HIV, and they can get information about testing centers and safe sex issues in particular. Social networks are therefore very important in raising awareness, not just about HIV virus and its consequences, as well as the prevention of it, but also about other social and health issues that pose a constant problem in modern society today.
HIV Surpass: Doing it Right
Targeting the individuals through the use of digital tools has proven to be a great way to decrease the infection among people, the one example worth mentioning is that kind of campaign in Uganda to prevent the spread of HIV virus and to point out that this virus is crippling the society. So, the Americans should go by this example and find a new and a better way to spread useful information, and with the digital tools we have today, the goal should be reached after a certain period of time.
HIV Testing Requires Counselling and Other Demands
There is much more attention given to the HIV testing and encouraging people to use it as a prevention tool. Testing involves the issue of privacy of the individual as well, so most of these tests are of an anonymous nature. It is also encouraged to adopt the recent CDC recommendations about the prevention of the disease in the USA, which states that patients who already have medical care shouldn’t be urged to give another separate consent to perform the HIV test, and the counselling should not be a part of that testing experience as well. There are around 50,000 new people that get infected with HIV virus almost every year, and that means that a lot of work needs to be done in order to reach everyone. It is a constant struggle, with no end, but it is a struggle that needs to be done. People need to know the consequences of the HIV virus, as well as being able to have a source of information about it, so that they can prevent it in time.