What Is Aids

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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Aids is a serious medical condition that has affected families and friends throughout all nations. Since the 1980’s when aids was first identified, there are now 33.3 million people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. When I saw the quilt the first thing I thought of was how many people must have been effected by these people dieing. The quilts were each unique and different in their own way. Each one had dates, times, names, hobbies, their dreams, loves and cultures. Some quilts were even in different languages ( Most were in English but one of them was even in sign language). There are 46 thousand quilts from all around the world. When I was looking at these quilts, you can really tell just by the quilt who these people were. Their personalities were portaryed by the quilt to show the viewers who they were. For a moment I felt sad that all these people for different ages had to die because of such a cause. I also felt sad because I thought about the familes. I dont know how I would react if someone died in my family because of AIDS. I would have many questions about it and they probably wouldnt be answered. However, then I realised that their memory is still living on by their stories being told which made me feel a tad more optimistic. The speakers who told us all about the victims were very informative. The stories they told were unhappy but each one of them had a lesson. The speakers seemed dedicated to telling the stories and making sure we knew who they were. They even gave us information on “The Heart Club” and encouraged us to join. They taught us a lot of information on different ways to help out. When I left the room I felt a tad more educated on this topic then before. Something I would do to help myself is get tested frequently. Since the speakers told us it would be painless and confitdental, I feel like I would…...

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