01 December, 2009

Right Here Right Now - Red Ribbon

Note: 55 Fictions is precise form of micro-fiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of fifty-five words.
This 55 fiction present below is an effort to pay some respect, love, support and care to the people who definitely deserve it.

She chuckled,
I am living,
I want to live,
I might even live
longer than you.
Her lively poise reflected.
Unfortunately, her charisma is not witnessed by her parents,
she lost them in her childhood.
With care and support she evolved
as true transformation of power from pain.
she battles fiercely with AIDS.

~Red Ribbon © rachi creations..
red ribbon AIDS

 ~ || Right Here and Right Now - Lets Battle against AIDS ||~
RED-RIBBON is the symbol of solidarity of people living with HIV/AIDS

AIDS stands for : Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIDS is a medical condition where a person is diagnosed with AIDS when their immune system is too weak for him to fight off infections.
  • Difference between HIV and AIDS:

~ HIV is a virus that attacks the body's immune system - the body's defense against diseases. If left untreated, HIV eventually weakens the immune system so much that the person falls sick with infections known as opportunistic infections.
~ The most serious of these opportunistic infections are called AIDS defining illnesses. When the person becomes ill with one of the AIDS defining illnesses, she/he is said to have Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

  • Some facts about HIV infection:
  • Here are some very basic facts about HIV infection to remember
  • HIV can be passed on through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids or breast milk.
  • The virus is transmitted by sexual contact with an infected person.
  • The virus is transmitted by using infected syringes and needles and is also transmitted through infected blood and blood products.
  • You cannot be infected with the virus through casual contact like shaking hands.
  • People suffering with any sexually transmitted disease/s are more susceptible to contract the virus.
  • Symptoms may or may not appear within 3 - 6 months or could only appear later and could take a decade or more to manifest. This is what makes management of Aids difficult, since the incubation time of symptoms vary from person to person and also depends on the general health and immune system of the person.
  • Affected people can presently not be cured, yet many treatments are available to assist the infected person's immune system.
  • Condoms are not a perfect barrier or a 100% guarantee, yet they do offer some form of protection, and it is generally held that it is best to use a condom. 

  • Can HIV be cured ?
At this time, there is no cure or vaccination that can prevent or cure HIV infection, though a lot of research is being done for a vaccine. Nevertheless, timely diagnoses and treatment can keep the virus under control and the immune system healthy.
People on HIV treatment can live a healthy, active life, although they may experience side effects from the treatment.

World AIDS Day, is observed December 1 each year, not as a celebration but as a sincere dedication to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

  • History:
World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. They took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be 1 December, 1988. In 2004, the World AIDS Campaign became an independent organization.
  • Choosing the theme:
Each year's World AIDS Day theme is chosen by the World AIDS Campaign's Global Steering Committee after extensive consultation with people, organizations and government agencies involved in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. For each World AIDS Day from 2005 through 2010, the theme will be "Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise.” with a yearly sub-theme.
  • AIDS 2010 Theme : Rights Here, Right Now
It emphasises protecting and promoting human rights. Also emphasises all to incorporate in this urgent demand for action promoting human rights. Rights Here, Right Now is a call for leadership, accountability and action. It also underscores this critical moment in time for the global epidemic – with the 2010 deadline that world leaders set for providing universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support on the immediate horizon, right Here, right Now!

..wear a
 Red ribbon
as a symbol
of your support for everyone  affected by HIV  and to raise awareness...

Find out facts about HIV and talk to your friends, family and colleagues about HIV- make sure they know the reality, not the myths.

Know your HIV status: get tested if you have put yourself at risk. Talk to all new sexual partners about using condoms.

Using a condom during sex is the best way to protect yourself and your partner from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

If someone tells you they are HIV positive, treat them with respect and don’t tell others without their agreement.

Understand, the HIV infected people are living with two pains simultaneously. One a pain of the disease and other of the disrespect or discrimination been done. Both are absolutely wrong gesture simply not acceptable. Try raising voice against such behaviors towards affected people. Contribute in sharing the thought and spreading the awareness about HIV/AIDS.

Official Website of World Aids Day : http://www.worldaidsday.org/
Official Website of NACO : http://www.nacoonline.org/

Note: Today flagged off the AIDS awareness train that take more information about the disease to 10,000 villages in 141 districts across the country and will also provide on-board counselling. The Red Ribbon Express will halt at 152 stations in high prevalence areas and disseminate information about the disease among the masses and try to unite people by dispelling existing misconceptions during its year-long journey[...]
  • The painting above is made by thyself (c) rachi creations..


  1. the painting was amazing.. another informative post.. do u work for any NGO??

  2. Apt effort at an appropriate and relevant timing.....
    We do need retrospection/introspection regarding the evolution of AIDS through sociological, biological, psychological aspects which can throw clarity on this issue......
    Kudos for taking up the social responsibility and speaking up the taboos.....
    Are you participating in Blog-a -ton 5??

  3. Nice article....informative..and very beautifully presented...!:)

  4. @ Vishnu

    Thank you so much for appreciating the Rachi Creations..

    Yeah! This post has to be very much with correct information so that one does not from myths about AIDS.

    Kind of flatter boy…Nope dear I don’t work for any NGO, however I have my own way to serve


    Keep the spark Alive..

  5. @ Mahesh

    Inspiration, is absolutely from you to take up so promptly the social issues with 55fiction! I’m glad that in a way you liked my effort! Thanks a lot for leaving a comment!!

  6. @ Anu

    Pleased to know that you liked the presentation of my post.

    My aim way to draw the attention towards an important issue and hope you found it significant reading it.

    Thank you for visiting the post so promptly.

  7. A very good post.. Hats off..


    Mine one is up there. THanks.

  8. What a nice way to spread awareness:) Have passed this Linkt to my X-team guys, to spread the facts!!!! Very informative Rachana!!!

    Loved the Pic..
    R u working anywhere?

  9. hey your blog and postings always make me admire your writing skills... i wonder from where you get all these pictures which are apt to your posts ! once again a thought provoking cum social awareness topic...excellent work !

    continue your great job...


  10. Love the sketch... absolutely gorgeous! :)

  11. Your sketch was good , so is the post enjoyed reading, Thanks for the information!

  12. @ Kobial
    Welcome to Humming Today!
    Glad U liked the post!
    Thankyou for leaving back the link to your interesting blog!

  13. @ Shrutzz

    Hey Shrutzz,
    I'm feel very humble at your kind gesture of propogating the message!
    Thankyou so much! Hope somewhere it did help in crealing some doubts about the issue!

    Keep the spark ALive..

  14. @ Priyan
    Priyan, its really kind of you for appriciating each aspect of the post...from writing to painting to propogating the soacil awareness!

    It truely makes me happy to see, that my post inspires your in certain way!

    Well buddy, then i shall have to keep up my work and with your support ans suggections we can do much better!

    Thankyou ones again dear!!
    Keep visiting:)

  15. @ Sakhi
    Welcome to my page Humming Today!
    Thankyou so much Sakhi for loving my Rachi Creations..

    Your words truely motivates me!
    Keep the spark ALive..

  16. @ Srivats
    Hi Sirvats,
    The compliment from you on the sketch, simple makes me so happy!
    Glad you liked the post full of info!
    Keep me Motivating :)


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