AIDS/HIV Archive

Rebecca’s Birthday Dream: 20 for 20

Posted February 16, 2013 By Elisa

I found this girl on twitter, and was inspired by her bravery try to make a difference, trying to pull off this ridiculous impossible thing.  I want to support this because I know education is one of the most sustainable ways to pull people out of poverty and revamp developing countries like Ghana. I also […]

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AIDS/HIV 101: Why Should I Care?

Posted December 1, 2011 By Elisa

Why should we care about AIDS? I was trying to figure out when I started caring about AIDS. I think I knew someone with AIDS briefly, as a kid, before he passed on. I definitely didn’t care about that person. But I’ve never really known someone with the disease. Most of us probably haven’t known […]

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Hoops of Hope

Posted August 25, 2011 By Elisa

One of the things we like most at the Average Advocate is when we hear a great story of an average person who begins to care then act, even when they don’t really know how to make a difference. This one kid, Austin Gutwein, at only age nine became one of these people. He started […]

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Today I was listening to a women talk about Hoops of Hope, a great organization which exists to give average people a practical way they can earn money to help orphans in Africa. It is a noble thing, really. And her plea to help droned like most pleas do. Everything she had to say was […]

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“My momma’s got AIDS” the little girl whispered. It was one of those whispers that is so quiet that it knocks your breath away, like a sonic boom. Her skin was like copper, hardened, darkened, but smoother than silk. She had a pock-mark on the corner of her forehead, near where her coarse, black hair began to embrace her head. I couldn’t help but think that she looked beautiful.

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We all already have so many opinions. What becomes slightly more difficult is having truth. Sometimes I doubt. In fact, I often do. I live in an American Dream, where science influences culture, and people do whatever is right in their own eyes. Sometimes, it just seems like whatever is right to us, just might […]

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