I promised myself I was not going to put up a controversy thread concerning World Aids Day, but, well, it is World Aids Day today. As an HIV + individual, it’s kinda’ hard for me to let the day go by without commenting. Just because we have medicine to fight the pandemic doesn’t mean we don’t still have a global pandemic. This forum is filled with young, bright individuals who are the future of their respective countries. Be safe folks. If you choose to participate in intimate activities, protect yourself every single time. There are all kinds of political messages I could post, and links I could attach concerning the significance of today, but I will keep it to just one noncontroversial point: You are precious and irreplaceable. Treat yourself that way.