AIDS----The Silent Killer
Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:05 AM
Here i m posting some pics, you sure wanna realise how this disease leads to hatred among our own people.
Prasad, age 30, was a taxi driver who loved reciting poetry. His younger brother got married in March and so his family sent him to an AIDS hospice so no one would know he was sick. This is where he died. Stigma in India is still rampant and positive people are often shunned by their families and the community.
Lucy's father died two years ago of AIDS. Her mother, Sushila is also positive but Lucy has not been tested. Her older sister, Wey (left) is healthy, but Lucy and Movi (right) are often sick and must stay in bed. "How long must I suffer? Will I ever lead a normal life?" asks Sushila.
Many NGO's perform condom demonstrations for truck drivers, a high-risk group for HIV. When the disease first became an issue in India, areas of higher incident rates could be traced along truck routes.
Rina, 28, became a prostitute after her manager at a cosmetics company pressured her for Abuse Word in exchange for a promotion. "I have no past, my only identity is a Abuse Word-worker." Her mother is also a Abuse Word-worker. Many people cite lack of empowerment for women as a major cause of HIV/AIDS in India.
Rubber gloves are laid out to dry, in preparation for another use. Though Africa has by far the worse percentages of AIDS/HIV infection rates, many researchers think that in terms of sheer numbers, India ranks first.
Raju contracted HIV through needle-sharing and for the last four months has been unable to speak or move. His wife, Assalata, does all his care-giving and says she is, "Not brave enough to test herself." They have been married for two years.
At Gilead's Balm, a Christian-based heroin detox center in Manipur, India new patients are chained to prevent escape. The longer their stay, the more links are added to the chain. The program, which lasts two years, is immensely popular with the community and is entirely locally funded. Their motto is "Chaining is changing."
Leinhmar, 30, has been injecting drugs for 16 years and is now HIV+. He originally started because of peer pressure and says even though he wants to he can't stop. He used to work as a rickshaw driver but can no longer walk because of abscesses on his legs.
Kumar is blind as a result of AIDS complications. He has two children and a wife who abandoned him. He is cared for at Snehadaan, a Christian AIDS Hospice run by Sisters, Fathers and Brothers. Many of the care centers in India are Christian-based facilities that became exclusively AIDS focused when the demand became overwhelming.
Dont just read n go away, Pray for the best ... hope a remedy is developed soon... I mean REAL SOON....
They need our help, a helping hand.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:20 AM
Very good n useful info...
thanks for sharings...
Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:24 AM
Thanks u man....Keep going on..
All the best ...
Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:32 AM
atleast eh dekh ke SHO vale mein change tho ayega help karne kelieye..
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