Do you see that little tyger (not a typo) in the bottom right hand corner? He is Troy. He is my (fluff)Friend. I pretty much registered on Facebook to play with (fluff). He normally lives at http://troy.fluff-friends.com. Today, however, if you click the link, you will see that Troy is not in his habitat.
Today's habitat is this:
Today is World AIDS day. AIDS/HIV is a disease/virus with which people in the West can expect near normal life expectancy, and a disease which kills thousands of people daily in third world countries.
AIDS is no longer simply the "gay plague" that can be dismissed with a self-righteous wave of the hand. It's killing parents and children. It's making orphans daily, orphans, whose own life expectancies are a lot shorter than any child should have.
Really, the only person I know who has actually died of AIDS was a straight man. I still miss him, and often think of him.