World Aids Day started on December 1, 1988. The purpose of this earmarked day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The 2010 World AIDS Day theme is ‘Universal Access and Human Rights’. World AIDS Day is considered important since it remindis people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.
UNAIDS estimates claim that 33.3 million people currently live with HIV, which includes 2.5 million kids. Last year (2009) roughly 2.6 million new cases of HIV was reported and nearly 1.8 million people died from the AIDS disease. The highest concentration of HIV infections came from 3rd world countries, however HIV and Aids do not discriminate. Anyone could become infected no matter where they live nor their financial / social status.
Summer Time is a great part of the year as people get out more especially since they are not hindered for traveling by the cold weather. Due to the warmth, it is also a fact that less clothing is used.
For some folks, the showing of more skin is a sexy butterfly-like cocoon transformation which allows them to break free of feeling restricted and so conservative. Like minded individuals will find the sight of these peers well received and even entice them to flirt with them. Without question, people seem to become more promiscuous as a result which only leads to heightened risk of sexually transmitted diseases.
If the same people who are involved with this “sex frenzy” of the warm season only used better judgment before getting physical, they could dramatically reduce their risk factors and curtail potential std exposure. A little planning and a lot of self control go a long way.
So go ahead and make the most of the gorgeous weather. Shed some clothes and feel as sexy as you want to. But for the safety of you and all those you come in contact with, please be responsible enough to do more that will promote better sexual health.
Some things that one could do could include:
1) Have condoms with you.
2) Take your time and get to know a person instead of having random anonymous sex.
3) Both you and your partner get std testing to see if there are any current infections.
4) Choose to pursue other sensual activities that don’t include penetration until you are in a very committed relationship.