Today was World AIDS day, to raise awareness of the disease and its impact on the world. After several years it has fallen by the wayside as other stories have taken its place. Its effect should not be underestimated, but the awareness of it is nowhere as striking as it used to be.
When it hit the UK in the 80's, there was a lot of publicity and awareness building to try and make people understand. The common idea in this decade seems to have reverted to, "it's someone else's disease". However, AIDS has been around for 30 years or so and is not going away anytime soon.
As for World Aids day, other than a few notices here and there, I missed it. I'm sure there were a lot of celebrities and politicians across the world doing their bit to get the message out. But if they did, they failed. How should it be tackled to raise awareness?
And have people forgotten about AIDS, or put it aside as no longer being as important to remember and does it no longer have the impact that it used to?