This is a very brief posting for now which I may update later due to time and other factors. As some of you may know, today, December 1st is World AIDS Day: http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_AIDS_Day
I remember many years ago when I first heard about AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) as a medical secretary at The Hospital for Sick Children. Staff - all? - were to attend a news announcement in the hospital's auditorium. I recall vaguely that what was discussed was news of AIDS and cautionary measures that the hospital was to take. I imagine this is possibly when gloves wear worn by all nurses dealing with needles and the like.
I read a newspaper headline briefly today along the line of my title (which I made up). According to Dr. Julio Montaner, director for the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, a world-renowned doctor for his efforts in treating patients with AIDS at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC, he had closed the AIDS clinic as that was no longer an issue. However, Hepatitis C or Hep C or HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) for short has replaced AIDS in terms of severity - http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_C.
Some people believe the AIDS epidemic originated in Africa or with monkeys. Others believe that it was a way to wipe out a certain sector of the population. These conspiracy theories may or may not be true - though I'm beginning to think the Ebola virus (http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus) might fall into this category too - notice that both AIDS and Ebola started there?
What is your take on AIDS, Hepatitis C, and/or the Ebola virus? Just curious! ;)