Posts Tagged ‘AIDS’

Katie Couric Suggest Muslim ‘Cosby Show’ to Counter Islamophobia, She’s Right

Speaking on her web show, Katie Couric commented on the growing sense of Islamophobia in the United States. To Couric, part of the problem has to do with the ability (or lack thereof) of the American public to relate to the world’s 1.5 Billion (7 Million of which reside in the United States) Muslims. To […]

120110 : How AIDS is Serving as a Bridge Between Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan

Today is World AIDS Day. Whereas last year’s commemoration may have been known more for United States President Barack Hussein Obama’s address on the U.S. Mission in Afghanistan, this year sees two interesting stories about how AIDS is affecting the relationship between Afghanistan and its neighbors to the South – Pakistan and India. PAKISTAN: HIV- […]

Millions of Afghans Impoverished, Karzai Chooses to Target Foreign Alcohol

The literacy rate of the nation of Afghanistan is currently 28.1 percent. Over 1 million Afghans are addicted to narcotics. The United Nations has declared Afghanistan the worst nation to be born in. Nearly 22 million Afghans living in some state of poverty. Despite all this however, the Afghan Government has chosen to focus its […]

120109 – AIDS in Afghanistan

Though Afghanistan is considered to have one of the lowest prevalences of AIDS cases in the world, the mass availability of drugs and misinformation regarding the disease leaves the nation at the brink of an epidemic. As of November 2009, in the preceding nine months in Afghanistan, more than 50 people have been found HIV […]

Beautiful Decay : Afghanistan on Brink of AIDS Epidemic Among Rising Drug Use

This description of the drug use in Kabul reminds me of the scenes in Dariush Mehrjui‘s 2007 film Santouri, in which, Ali the music man has fallen deep into the throes of heroin addiction. The scenes depicted a man so out of touch with reality and completely unaware of his surroundings as he is wandering […]