• http://www.blogger.com/profile/5449864 Howard

    Backwards. Like they’ve always been. Avian flu is the new ‘hip’ disease. HIV & AIDS is so 1989.

    Besides, you get the flu from playing with dirty birds and you get HIV with playing with dirty Birds and/or sharing their needles and/or etc.

    I know this has been said dozens of times, but if people would just take the time to educate themselves, there would be far less fear in the world.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/7287492 Merujo

    It troubles me greatly that AIDS continues to grow at an exponential rate, particularly in Africa. There are so many challenges to be overcome – cultural, sexual, basic necessity – to help stem the tide. Sometimes it seems overwhelming. Yet, we barely hear a peep about it now because, like Howard wrote, “avian flu is the new ‘hip’ disease.”

    It’s part and parcel of the media hype machine and the short attention span of most news viewers. Ugh.