It's been an ugly time worldwide. Riots, wars, human trafficking, and government corruption are putting everyone on edge, and we're waiting for the other shoe filled with misery to drop, so to speak. Actually, we're not seeing the whole picture of the shoe, only a broken heel and frayed toe.
Let's remember that bad news stories sell papers, and by its very modern nature, the media is exacerbating our angst. So it is with pleasure that I read Michael Geron's very positive Washington Post article "The Found Generation of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic." In it, Gerson helps readers connect the pieces to see the larger picture of progress and healing in this area of sexually transmitted diseases.
I so wish that we'd all spend more time looking at the bigger picture, and that journals and talk-show hosts would consider spending a goodly portion of time discussing what we do right, from the governmental agencies, to intermediate institutions, to individuals! In one area we all pulled together and have done a great job mitigating disease and the accompanying misery.