Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ignorance is Bliss Unless you Happen to be its Victim.

According to a UN AIDS report, HIV diagnoses have been rising by around 30% each year since 1997. Many times, ignorance is causing the increase in HIV diagnoses in many remote parts of the world. The results can be horrific.

Some people with HIV/Aids in Papua New Guinea are being buried alive by their relatives, a health worker says.

"I saw three people with my own eyes. When they got very sick and people could not look after them, they buried them," she told reporters.

She described how one person called out "mama, mama" as the soil was being shoveled over their head.

Villagers told her that such action was common, she said"

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