Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World AID's Awareness Day, December 1

1. In 2008, an estimated 83,000 people were living with HIV in the UK.
2. There are estimated to be over 22,400 people living with HIV in the UK who are unaware of their infection
3. In 2008, approximately 950,000 HIV tests were carried out in sexual health clinics.
4. 7,298 people have so far been reported as newly diagnosed with HIV during 2008 but the final figure may be higher.
5. In 2008 less than 1% of people with HIV died.
6. In 2008, an estimated 34,600 men who have sex with men were living with HIV in the UK.
7. In 2008, an estimated 29,200 black Africans were living with HIV in the UK.
8. In 2008 there were 1,780 black Caribbean people in the UK living with a diagnosed HIV infection and accessing HIV care.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Myanmar summary

In Myanmar the military is holding an election for a leader. They are doing this with political repression and systematic violence. It seems like a great start to renew things after 20 years of no elections, right? Wrong, they aren't really going to let them vote and the citizens will be put in jail if they say what they think should happens with the "election". There are still 2200 people still in jail for expressing what they feel. The "three freedoms" of expression, peaceful assembly, and association are what will either put them in jail or get them killed.

In the United States I think we should be able to vote at the age of 16 because by the time we are 16 we will have been around it enough and will be able to put in a reasonable opinion. I think people value the right to vote pretty well because they are mature enough to understand it more and the importance of the right to vote. I think it is very important to engage in the responsibilities as an American citizen.