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VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Video from Kenya - "Stop AIDS, Take the Lead" Rap
December 14, 2007
By Kathleen Sands Adams
|[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZjsdDCXsk8] Video: The IRC|
|The IRC's Marc Sirkin is just back from Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, where he caught this amazing rap from a group of young refugees who were rehearsing for a World AIDS Day performance. The lyrics:\ Give me an H ......I give you an H Give me an I ........I give you an I Give me a V.......... .I give you a V Give me a / ......... I give you a / Give me an A.........I give you an A Give me an I ......... I give you an I Give me an D.........I give you an D Give me an S .........I give you an S CHORUS Double XL (Stop AIDS, take the Lead) Double XL HIV/AIDS Make a decision base on facts and not fear. Social forces, discrimination and poverty affect those who get HIV and what kind of treatment shall I get when I become so sick? Some people would rather think that only bad people get HIV (since if they themselves are good then they will not be infected) this is not true, people and government need to accept that HIV is a problem for everyone and work together, hand in hand to stop the spread of the disease all over the world. People with HIV have faced discrimination. Here are some examples on how people have tried to stop this. In 1997 Zimbabwe's government establish a national Code Of Practice that makes it illegal to discriminate against people living with HIV which Gonna be a big flow on years chart CHORUS Double XL (Stop AIDS, take the Lead) Double XL HIV/AIDS I remember, in some countries, some business owners ask people who are looking For jobs to take an HIV test. They also hire older workers who are less likely to have HIV and AIDS. Activists are trying to tell employers not to use HIV test in deciding whom to hire The government is also encouraging HIV testing for everyone, people going into army and those going for trainings Many ways of explaining health and illness make some believe that HIV/AIDS is caused by a virus, others believe it is a punishment for wrong doing, cause by a bad spirit or is a result of jealousy. Please take a look at all these complications and try to find out what people in our community believe. Leaders and health worker organize group discussions among ourselves know what is going on here and there before we get into trouble CHORUS Double XL (Stop AIDS, take the Lead) Double XL HIV/AIDS We still facing the challenge of working and living with HIV every day The virus inside a cells destroys the whole body immune system, no more cells to release antibodies; where are those ARV kind of drugs actually work to stop HIV Zidovudine, AZT, ddi, ddc, Nevirapine, d4t. Helps avoid pointing fingers at others, African and Caribbean but understand HIV is a problem in every country. Taking an action to stop the spread is important for the world. Don't ignore the pandemic, it's not important to know where the virus started, it is important to know where it is going. Most people with HIV are adults, twenty to forty years of an age we are dying at an age when we are vital members of our communities. Learn how the International Rescue Committee is helping to prevent the spread of HIV and support people living with the disease in our World Aids Day special report.|
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