Monday, April 03, 2006
Here he is; your Mr. HIV Positive
The African nation of Botswana holds a pageant to select "Mr. HIV Positive". The pageant was held in an attempt to publicize the spread of HIV in Botswana which has reached the horrific rate of 1 in every 3 adults. The pageant organizers hope to use "Mr. HIV Positive" to help dispell some of the stigma associated with the disease and to encourage men to come forward for testing and treatment.
The whole affair seems somewhat . . . sad.
TAGS: HIV, AIDS, Botswana, Africa, Mr. HIV Positive