posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 04:09 PM
The US alone has spent billions over the last decade or so on educations, innoculations, assistance to medical programs, stuff like that. I don't
know how many more billions the rest of the world has sent.
Yet still, the problem increases, the requests for money increases, the donations increase, and on goes the cycle.
Obviously, we're attacking this the wrong way. We need a better solution, a better plan. I wonder if we're actually doing more harm than good, by
giving all this money and aid, and inspiring a false hope that there doesn't need to be a cultural shift to stop this plague.
This, I think, is the problem. There is a "culture" of AIDS. in America, there are ignoramuses who think they can avoid it, or believe there is very
little danger-they liken it to lightning strikes (I know people who think this way). And AIDS cases are starting to rise in California again. Is there
a similar cavalier attitude in Africa?
Life is required to adapt and change, or die out. If a culture has some sort of flaw that allows or promotes a deadly disease or habit, the culture
needs to adapt or dies out. No amount of money or education can solve the problem if the affected do not see it as a problem.