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Worldwide epidemic hits home

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Sure, it’s a morbid thought but we all begin moving toward death the moment we take our first breath.

Sometimes, in my more pensive moods, I wonder if I’ll pass away peacefully at the age of 99 or become a statistic.

One thing that had never crossed my mind as a possible scenario was dying from AIDS. According to many testimonials that flooded the airwaves on Friday — World AIDS Day — many of those currently infected once felt the same way.

Woman after woman told their story, often preceded by the statement “I never thought it could happen to me.”

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