HIV/AIDS

Watching the video and hearing the statics on HIV/AIDS in Africa and Miami leaves questions in my mind.

(Below is a promo mini clip of the documentary)

There are many theories about how HIV/AIDS started some will contest that it came from a chimpanzee, polio vaccine, or a government conspiracy, but the government contests that,  “The earliest known case of infection with HIV-1 in a human was detected in a blood sample collected in 1959 from a man in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (How he became infected is not known.) Genetic analysis of this blood sample suggested that HIV-1 may have stemmed from a single virus in the late 1940s or early 1950s” (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/definitions.htm). The fact of the matter is, it really doesn’t matter where it came from but that it’s here. The video takes you into our own back yard right here in Miami, FL and explores the statics between Miami and Africa, the video refreshes the publics minds on a virus that doesn’t seem to make the media spotlight to often. It confuses me how in a day an age like today that with the knowledge that we have that people in general would not be smarter about their choices, their partners and the precautions that one “HAS TO TAKE” in order to secure one’s health.  The video sheds light into what seems to be a very dark world. To date there in no cure for the virus, it confuses me that people can be relaxed and have either unprotected sexual relations or use dirty needles, one can also contact the virus by infected blood reaching a cut or mucous membrane; or blood transfusions. HIV/AIDS is something that our”generation” needs through research and learned knowledge to get a better grasp on this virus. People need to use protection and take the apporiate steps to prevent the spread of this disease.

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Advocacy or Objective

MMM that’s like a catch 22, I’d have to say that most if not all writing is objective, from either the writers stand point, the story tells point of view, or the company/person(s) behind filtering what they want us to know and see. When one has an objective an action must take place such as the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending, what one would like to take place in regards to the objective and Advocacy is formed. Most writes attached themselves to the storyline even before they start to write about it, so therefore when the writer starts to write on subject matters that are meaningful to them they start to form opinions and though morals and values, and ones character form an objective of why their writing about what their writing about.

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Samuel Adams

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I would have to say that Samuels Adams is both a blogger and Journalist! Samuel Adams spoke on issues that hit home to the people around him, personal and factual! With his knowledge and thru trial and error Adams became an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Few people have the gift for gab and Samuel Adams was one of those people….after reading some of his stories I would call him “The Politician” he was to the point and knew what his fellow citizens wanted to hear. Accoriding to wikipedia Adams, “He helped guide Congress towards issuing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and helped draft the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution. Adams returned to Massachusetts after the American Revolution, where he served in the state senate and was eventually elected governor.Samuel Adams is a controversial figure in American history. Accounts written in the 19th century praised him as someone who had been steering his fellow colonists towards independence long before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. This view gave way to negative assessments of Adams in the first half of the 20th century, in which he was portrayed as a master of propaganda who provoked mob violence to achieve his goals. Both of these interpretations have been challenged by some modern scholars, who argue that these traditional depictions of Adams are myths contradicted by the historical record”(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Adams). Either way Adams added fuel to the fire to whom ever considered him a blogger or Journalist or both, he spoke to the people which in return rallied them up which helped gain his support and followers!