HIV/AIDS is definately one of the ailments I would rid my world of. To some countries, it has become so illusive even ghost busters have a better field day chasing ghosts. Sadly, in areas like my own it is a nightmare of a reality.
With parents dying like flies every day, it becomes the very reason we have so many child headed families. Every weekend is auspiced by funerals instead of weddings and other celebrations.
Gone are the ways of my people where the older citizens were graced with respect,recognition and honour for their wealth of wisdom, no thanks to AIDS! Because none want to be associated with it.
Alzheimer sufferers, and ugly looking aged women have been burned or beat to death accused of bewitching the affected sons and daughters because admitting they were victims of the epidemic publicly, prooves a far tougher pill to swallow.
Babies, have been raped and killed in the quest for self curation by the ill conceeted. Some gold diggers clothed in leopards skins have posed as traditional healers and spread the myth that sex with a baby cures one of AIDS.seriously?!!!
This dreadful pain in the eye has tainted the way my people see. Their perception of the infected is soiled. They are labed as adulteries : prostitutes and the likes, irregardless of their age. All because of the stigma surrounding the way it is mostly transmitted.
For these, I would kill the stigma and remind my people we are all human and equally sinful before God. Hence, we should stop with the eye poking as encouraged by the word of God.
Lord, what of the rape victims and children born with the virus? Or the grandmothers who have contacted the disease from nursing their AIDS infected children, neighbours etc.
It has become a money making scheme for so many I am afraid it will be the death of us all. No ones life is left unturned by this pandemic. If you are not infected, you sure are affected for someone beloved to you has it.
If I could, it’s cure would be as simple a remedy that would easily be availed to all. Maybe one would just eat a peach a day and they would be healed. Apples are the normal doctor’s remedy but not so easily within reach to all, in comparison with peaches in my country.