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Dec 01, 10
In 2008 alone, 2000000 people died from AIDS-related infections and diseases across the world. Two million more children live with AIDS, according to the data released by World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS.
Those who are hit the hardest by the virus are the disadvantaged in the poorest regions in the world. In Africa, women get HIV from their husband who engage in promiscuous sex. Reports show that women silently suffer repeated marital rape; they are forced to choose between suffering marital rape or be thrown out with their children and live in the streets, should they refuse to copulate with their spouse.
Every day, hundreds of people die from AIDS-related infections and diseases. A family member, friend, co-worker or loved one may be HIV-positive without you knowing it. But we can help make a difference today.
This year, the AIDS awareness campaign is similar to the LGBTQI’s struggle — to recognize human rights of people living with AIDS.
Universal Access and Human Rights
The ”I AM” themeBackgroundThe World AIDS Campaign arrived at the selection of the theme Universal Access and Human Rights after close consultation with representatives of various constituencies, communications and media representatives of partner organizations, and friends of the World AIDS Campaign.
Why I AM?Understanding HIV and AIDS from a human rights perspective can be difficult. Human rights are often misunderstood and can sometimes be seen as abstract ideals with not much practical relevance for real people.
The slogans for the World AIDS Day materials were designed to bridge that gap andunderscore the importance of awareness of Human Rights.
Among the key slogans adopted:
- I am accepted.
- I am safe.
- I am getting treatment.
- I am well
- I am living my rights.
- Everyone deserves to live their rights
- Right to Live
- Right to Health
- Access for all to HIV prevention treatment care and support is a critical part of human rights.
The aim was to provide concise, informative texts designed to illustrate the relationship between Human Rights and Universal Access.
As of August 10th the supporting materials will be available in campaigning packages (four posters and two post cards) printed in English, Spanish, French and Russian. These will also be available to download from our website. Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi andPortuguese versions will also be available to download from our website.
Keep the promise. Be faithful to your partner and practice safe sex
Be safe. Practice safe sex. there are many options available now, just choose which works best for you.
Be informed. As the adage goes, prevention is better than cure and prevention starts with having the right information. Information will empower you.
It’s okay to admit that you don’t know about HIV/AIDS. We can start learning about it now. here are the basic facts and stats from worldaidsday.org:
HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system – the body’s defence against diseases.
Are HIV and AIDS the same?
No. when someone is described as living with HIV, they have the HIV virus in their body. A person is considered to have developed AIDS when the immune system is so weak it can no longer fight off a range of diseases with which it would normally cope.
How is HIV passed on?
HIV can be passed on through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids or breast milk.
The most common ways HIV is passed on are:
- Sex without a condom with someone living with HIV
- Sharing infected needles, syringes or other injecting drug equipment
- From an HIV-positive mother (to her child) during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding (but with effective treatment and care the risk of transmission can be greatly reduced)
I don’t know anyone with HIV… do I?
Today there are more people than ever before living with HIV in the UK, but less people report knowing someone with HIV. People with HIV generally look healthy and many do not find it easy to tell other people, so you may not realise if someone you know if HIV positive. to learn more about the different groups of people affected by HIV view the statistics.
Is there a cure for HIV?
No, but treatment can keep the virus under control and the immune system healthy. People on HIV treatment can live a healthy, active life, although they may experience side effects from the treatment. If HIV is diagnosed late, treatment may be less effective.
How can I protect myself and others from HIV infection?
Always use a condom when having vaginal or anal sex. You also may want to use a condom or dental dam during oral sex although the risk of transmission of HIV is much lower. You can get free condoms from a sexual health clinic, which you can locate at via the fpa website. Never share needles, syringes or any other injecting equipment.
What’s it like living with HIV?
To read and hear stories from people living with HIV in the UK. Visit HIV Reality
How is HIV transmitted? when does HIV become AIDS?
Learn how HIV can be transmitted and how you can be protected here.
Some of us have heard about Reiki symbols and meanings. Reiki is something we all have the potential to do because it all consists of being aware of energy. here is a simple way to explain it. you know the feeling, sometimes you meet someone, – your sisters’ new boyfriend or a co-worker, and you can’t explain it, but you just don’t like their ‘vibes’. nothing they do or say actually seems bad, but you get a feeling around them that you just can’t shake. or how about when you are at a club, music pumping, dancing and you feel on a high and are the life of the party or when you and sick and feeling so sorry for yourself and depressed that people know to stay far away lest they incur your wrath. Don’t worry, its not just you. Communicating through vibrations is an age old technique and is the first step to healing others and yourself.
Healing through vibrations or ‘spirit’ is said to have started with the Vedas- the oldest writings known to man, and commonly mistaken for a Hindu spiritual text. Today, this method is called Reiki- a Japanese word meaning ‘universal life energy.’ The essence of this healing method is based in the acknowledgement that the whole universe is made up of patterns of energy which can consist of low or high vibrations. thoughts can affect those vibrations in the body, which is why people who take part in daily meditation feel a physical change when done correctly.
Reiki channels universal energy in order to harmonise the mind body and spirit through the seven chakras, or energy points in the body. Sacred symbols believed to either have originated from the Vedas or from a Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui can be used to enhance this flow of energy during a healing. Each symbol represents specific metaphysical energies that are attuned to the Reiki practitioner. like study flashcards the symbols are Vedic triggers to the memory on all levels of consciousness, allowing access to higher levels of awareness and manifestation.
The four most prominent Reiki symbols are:
Cho Ku Rei (“Place the power of the universe here”)
This power symbol can increase the energy of a healing from the strength of a candle light to a strobe light. While it can be used to heal negative energies in a room or area, it is specifically designed for the physical body. The patterning for this symbol is also reminiscent of sacred geometry known as the Fibonacci sequence. this predictable number sequence creates a harmonious pattern which resonates with human energy.
Draw this symbol on your palm in the morning and envision yourself imbued with an energy burst for the day
Sei He Ki (“God and man become one”)
This symbol offers protection, purification and clearing. it is used to treat people with mental and emotional problems and works well when the cause of the disease is rooted in the subconscious mind such as with persistent feelings of anger, resentment and sadness. Affirmations are useful treatments when the body manifests disease from continual emotional and mental patterns. this symbol enhances the effectiveness of those affirmations and helps to calm the mind in order to overcome depression, anxiety and stress. it is also a powerful balancing tool like the Yin and Yang and therefore is very useful in healing issues that stem from relationship problems.
Draw the symbol on a page of a textbook or study notes as you read it and it can aid you in improving your memory.
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (“No past, no present, no future”)
This symbol defies time and space. it is said to create access to the “Akashic Records”, the life records of each soul in order to perform karmic healing where karmic patterns have manifested as disease. therefore it can be used to heal problems from the past, whether it be this lifetime or the last, or to store good energy for the future. Another interpretation of its meaning is “The Awakened heart in me, contact the Awakened heart in you” so this symbol can be used to perform a distance healing where the patient and the practitioner are separated by physical distance.
Draw this symbol on a picture of a friend or family member who is ill and visualise healing light being sent to them.
Dai Ko Myo (“The shining Light of the Awakened Heart”)
This is a Master symbol. it is deeply connected to the souls spiritual journey and its awakening. it can be used for healing of the soul and the expansion of wisdom and clairvoyance. There are two forms of this symbol, and while both are very powerful it is said that the modern spiral version is more appropriate for the vibrations and Reiki of this time. it also features the prominent Fibonacci geometry of the ‘Cho ku rei.’ Some still prefer the traditional version as it has been handed down from teacher to student over the ages. this symbol is also often used as an all-in-one healer for general healing sessions to remove pain and negativity, but is perhaps best used in conjunction with another tool to focus on specific problem areas.
Picture this symbol in your mind first thing in the morning and last thing at night, and allow it to act as a conductor to expand your intuition everyday.
Trust your ‘vibes’ and next time you’re in bed with the flu try not to reach for the pills, and go get a Reiki healing instead! “Good Vibrations” is more that a Beach Boys chart topper, it’s a blend of science and spirituality that can heal your world.