As we approach World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), disturbing news. Today, CDC released new stats regarding HIV and young people.
Youth ages 13-24 account for 26 percent of new infections AND there is higher incidence among Black and gay young men.
This tells me two things: 1) We as parents, guardians, mentors and health professionals are failing; 2) Young people are hard-headed as hell! What are we going to do about it?!? A generation will get decimated at this rate! People, we need to talk about sex, not just have it. Adults: it’s time to talk to the young people in your life- the stakes are too high. Silence is not working.
I challenge all of you following or reading my blog to repost, share or have/start a discussion…please.
When my daughter gets home tonight, it’s time for another sex and STD talk (we haven’t had one in a while, too long).