Of the million Americans living with HIV in 2006, apparently the last year that we have full stats for such things, more than 55,000 were between the ages of 13 and 24.
Maybe it’s that mechanism in a young person’s brain that convinces them that they’re invincible. I guess that’s what it is.
But between calls for routine HIV tests and calls for routine vaccination for HPV, a sexually-transmitted virus, I honestly wonder why teens would risk touching anyone out of fear of catching something nasty.
Yes, I’m a recovering hypochondriac, so of course I’d think that way.
Still, I’d hate to think of what’ll be waiting for the next generation at it’s hitting puberty.
Patrick is a Christian with more than 26 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.