A Curious Case:
The new HIV/Aids denial
29 April 2014 - Years ago, before the US Agency for International Development (USAID) poured more than
R45?billion into this country's HIV-prevention programmes, my friend Lucian poked me in the ribs during school assembly and whispered
under his breath: "You know what Aids stands for?" I replied no.
"American Idea for Discouraging Sex!"
It was typical Lucian, the quick-witted dissident among my high school friends.
On stage stood an Aids activist explaining to us the modes of HIV transmission. A little further into his spiel, almost as if he'd heard Lucian, he declared: "Aids does not stand for American Idea for Discouraging Sex."
This alternative acronym was apparently a potentially dangerous joke that activists were doing their damnedest to shut down.
Older and more educated, I find myself now wondering if there might be some truth to it.
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