A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the 62nd National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC. Among all the talk of bi-partisanship and religious freedom...
There is this advertisement in Kenya on television that I find disconcerting. It features a woman in bed with a man who is not her husband, insinuating that this is what causes HIV. This advert puts me on edge.
When I tell people here in the US that I work with the AIDS crisis in Africa, they often respond with a question about PEPFAR, USAID, the Global Fund, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, or one of the other highly-publicized agencies and foundations acting in the HIV/AIDS sphere.
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Like all viruses, HIV cannot grow or reproduce on its own. In order to make new copies of itself it must infect the cells of a living organism.