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Author: Raine    Date: 07/02/2020 13:06:53

AIDS is still a pandemic.

Let's make masks the new version of condoms.

I am not kidding about this. When I was in college in NYC in 1985, Aids became the first pandemic in my early adult years. It was scary. No one really knew how it was transmitted and there we a lot of bad rumors out there, but the condoms were a constant. Most of the women I knew carried them in their wallets. Early on, many of my friends in art school were fairly tuned-in that it wasn't just a gay man's disease. While that community took most of the devastation, the rest of the world found out it wasn't.

EVERYONE was told to not have unprotected sex.

EVERYONE was told to use a condom because there was proof that it would help to stop the spread of the virus.

Condoms were literally on the front line of slowing the spread. Clubs and bars were giving away condoms like candy.

It worked. It worked and it gave us time to have medical treatments for people with HIV/AIDS to live a 'normal' life.

Wear a MASK. Wear it like it was a condom in the 80's.


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