It’s only natural for misconceptions to arise about a disease that has grown in fame over time. One such disease, HIV/AIDS, has been the target of so many widespread misconceptions that they have developed into social stigmas associated with the disease, but more importantly, with the infected. People who by some unfortunate chance contract HIV/AIDS find themselves the target of discrimination, bullying, and violence. Even though one may get HIV through heredity, rape, a bad blood transfusion, or other scenarios for which he or she is helpless against, facing stigmas is always unavoidable. As a result of this unlawful behavior, they tend to suffer higher rates of suicide.
Bullying-related deaths only emphasize the importance of proper education, especially in youth culture. Ensuring that the people who will influence upcoming generations will help us avoid such social regression.