Devika ChibberLove transcends all boundaries. It is love, which brings two strangers together. It helps in a better understanding between friends. It is the only way to show and express human emotions. A mere expression and true gesture of love can make anybody yours. However, the word is losing its force in today’s scenario and sex is gaining momentum. Sex – though, an essential aspect of anybody’s life – is incomplete without love.So let us join hands and share the feeling of love on AIDS Day, as December 1 is celebrated world wide as World AIDS Day. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome i.e. (AIDS or Aids) is caused due to damage to the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV.I would like to highlight the human side of AIDS through this short story —In 2007, while visiting my aunt in Bhopal, I met a man in a local bus who was very handsome, attractive and dynamic. After exchanging glances, I asked him about his professional life. To my surprise, he was a police officer. A happily married man, he seemed to be full of zest.Sometime later, I heard him telling his wife that he has taken all his medicines. Curious, I asked him if he was well. Nothing much, he said, he just had AIDS. I got the shock of my life. I just could not believe that he was suffering from the so-called deadly disease, which we studied in our textbooks. Nevertheless, it was true.
So, let us stand united on this day and vow to show love and affection to all AIDS sufferers and make this world a better place for them to live in.
UNAIDS chief in South Africa for AIDS Day
Sonia Gandhi flags off Red Ribbon Express on World AIDS Day