Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Face of Shame

L. Akitelek Papakemus on the HIV/AIDS scourge.

Ours is a culture of shame and secrecy. Since 1980 life expectancy in Africa has fallen to an average of 48 years. We have little time for shame and secrecy.
My first encounter with the carnage that is HIV/AIDS was when the neighbours; whose children I had played with and whose chicken I had chased about, died within days of each other. Mother died on Friday. Father died on Sunday.

Read more here.