Today is World AIDS day. We are over 30 years on from when HIV made a massive appearance into our lives. In the western world the first people infected were gay. In the african continents the first people infected were straight. I often wonder what would have happened if it had been the other way around. I recall Ronald Reagan not mentioning AIDS for many years after the outbreak had even started (I think it was into his second term before he even mentioned it in a speech).
Now treatments are available that make the disease manageable to some extent, though still something that is incurable. No-one knows what the long-term prognosis is. So education is still important. Check out the World AIDS day website. On it you will find videos from the leaders of all three UK political parties as well. Hats off to them for continuing to lead the charge.
We should take time to remember those that went before us as well. Many died. Many suffered discrimination and were stigmatised. Many still are treated unfairly and there is a lot of work still to do.