Sep 29 2008
For those people who are infected with AIDS/HIV, what does the future hold for them? Not much, we may think.
How shall they live while they are still alive? Can they still live normally like you and me? Well, if they were known by others as having AIDS/HIV, they often will face discrimination against them.
Unfortunately, social stigma is inevitable. They are deprived of privileges and opportunities in life. They are discriminated, ignored, forsaken. Their lives seem gone.
Recently, I was approached by my friend in charge of Crisis Home, an non-profit organization taking care of these unfortunate people, to do something online for them.
So a blog has been set up at http://www.crisishome.org. It serves to create awareness in the society, to dispel social stigma and misunderstandings against those with AIDS/HIV, and to communicate the message of the organization through the Internet.
It is in serving them that I had to confess and repent for my own discrimination against these people. I’m culpable for my misunderstandings against them, including a few popular myths about HIV/AIDS.
Yes, they are infected with AIDS/HIV. But they are still human. There is definitely hope for them to be useful in this life, and after.