Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

The Effects HIV/AIDS


The Effects of HIV/AIDS

There was a joke that said "Don't worry! If you have HIV, drink a glass of pineapple juice to kill the virus." Is it true or not just findout by reading the rest of this piece of paper.

HIV, HIV, HIV! It is banal, but we still have to know about it. In this article you are expected to read about three effects of HIV/AIDS: despair and hopelessness, AIDS orphans, and family economic crisis. How these ideas related to the topic.

Begin with despair and hopelessness, some of us might not understand what they in real life. These two have similar meaning, but despair is more serious. For instance if someone has HIV, she or he has to confront with many problems such as descrimination, loneliness, and no treatment for this pandemic. These kinds of feeling come together can cause he or she reach suicide. It doesn't mean everyone arrive the dicision, but it just only the clue to notice anyone around you. And it is your responsibility to help them avoiding this unpleasant solution.

Secondly, HIV/AIDS has brought many lives, and left many innocent orphans behind. There are 15 million AIDS orphans under 18 need your help. May be some of us don't understand why should we help them. Even though we have parents or not, we should understand that how difficult it is when you grow up without parental care and love. Going through this point make me very upset because many people commit sin, but the people who suffer are not only them.

Thirdly, HIV/AIDS has a great impact on family economic crisis. If a member of a family who used to earn money, but suddently she or he is in a great pain of HIV/AIDS, they can't earn money anymore. This causes family income. Although their income is reduce, they need more money to spend on healthcare. In this case, they force their children, specially girl, to quite school and earn money to support the family members. The girls don't have access to high education. In the future, educational system will become weaker.

In short, we can presume that their is no benefit for having HIV/AIDS at all. In fact, it causes miseries in human lives. People should love thier lives more than HIV/AIDS. The last word that I want to mention is "If HIV/AIDS exists in your life, you should encourange yourselves even though your living condition quite difficult. On the other hand if you don't have HIVAIDS, please prevent yourself from this pandemic.


Happy Khmer New Year!

Happiness and success will come to you!



LOGWELL's picture


Thanks Kimsru for the insight on HIV. I like what you said about HIV being in our lives. We might not have the virus but we are affected by it in one way or another! We have tp realise that in order to fight this epidermic.

It breaks my hurt everytime I come across a child orphaned by HIV. As you said it is indeed sad to loose your parents when you need them most and no one can ever replace them These children need all our help.

Your posting is just a reminder to all of us that we have a role to play in the fight against HIV. Wether we are affected or infected.



aliĝngix's picture

Raising awarness

It's good that eyes are being kept open. Everything is enter related.
Your deep thoughts on HIV/AIDS are well thought out and kind spirited. Instead of treating it as a bane, let us find more inclusive ways to treat citizens infected with it, and to work with to prevent spread. After all, you have more will to live if you are not treated like garbage and all options cut off for you.
Thanks for sharing.

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative