December 3, 2013
By Meaghan Derynck, RESULTS Canada
As advocates, we often like to use analogies to explain the scourge of pandemics like HIV: It's a runaway train with no conductor, a loaded gun in the hands of a madman, a tide that needs to be turned.
The problem with analogies though is that they have a way of detracting from the overarching, inevitable truth: People are dying. Real people.
By the end of 2012, there were 35.3 million people across the world living with HIV. That's more than the entire population of Canada. No analogies needed here.