School girl HIV infection in South Africa

Quarter of S African schoolgirls HIV positive: minister – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

I had to press this.

I was absolutely horrified that in a modern world, that school children are becoming infected with HIV.

28% of school girls are becoming infected with HIV in South Africa. For goodness sake, what is wrong with our world.

I knew that South Africa was a hot spot for HIV, but school girls? Good grief. Apparently there is a “trend of young girls becoming involved with ‘sugar daddies’.”

I didn’t think that South Africa was such a “backwater” as this. How can parents, the community and the government tolerate this?

In one part of the article, children as young as ten are falling pregnant.

We as a modern world society should be appalled at this atrocity.



About Blog of Greg

I consider myself a thinker and I like to discuss everything in life with those around me. Mostly I am serious, sometimes I am funny, and occasionally I am rude. I like to wear my heart on my sleeve and say what I feel, or think! It is important to me to be honest about how I feel and why! I detest pretense, big egos and self importance. I believe that I am no more important than you, and similarly that you are no more important than me! [apparently I should reflect on this more often] This blog is a way of engaging people in different aspects of life; its goal is to present a different view of life and contribute to a broadening of our awareness. While this blog is essentially my opinion, I also understand that there are other opinions out there. Though I encourage discussion, I may “delete” comments that I find are unhelpful, argumentative, or offensive towards myself or another person. Often I write about politics – apparently that is an interest of mine – but I also like to write about other more personal things that affect us in our day to day lives. Along with this blog, I also write to politicians and newspapers; I often present a commentary on my blog about following comments or decisions. That way everyone understands what they have said – and sometimes of course how big a buffoon they are:) Please feel free to comment on my posts, as I would like to hear what you have to say. After all…. Your opinion is just as valid as mine!
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