Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I agree with the previous posts about HIV. In that society, it is a huge risk, but no one names it. It is weird that no one has a problem talking about other graphic or dark things, but won't mention HIV. It is something that their culture has not become desensitized to. Although most of their killers and threats are visible, HIV is an invisible killer. It is also not a quick death, it is a long, painful disease. Most do not have the money to buy pills. HIV is a product of the drug lifestyle that is a constant reminder of the rest of the world, where people are not killed by each other. They are killed by the elements. It is also an outward manifestation of the symbolic disease: greed and lust.