DID AIDS ORIGINATE FROM AMERICA? We all know how fatal AIDS disease is! There is no cure for this disease. The one who gets this disease loses all his vitality and is susceptible to many other diseases which finally results in death. It’s true that man has become whimsical and haughty in his nature, resulting in great clamor or commotion. It’s natural for man to be desirous but it is good for him to abide by the regulations laid by God to satisfy his desires. The one who disobeys God’s command is equal to an animal. But man, enticed with his bundle of needs, is not satisfied until he looks for a new paradise. He is so lusty that he is not satisfied with what God has given him and is searching for more pleasures through illegal means, corrupting the lawful measures of God. He is becoming unusual towards his desires causing for the birth of various epidemics in the world which end his life before his time. In 1981, the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, found this disease in the homosexuals of America. More number of cases is seen in South Africa. South Africa stands first and India second. In India, the first case was reported from Chennai, in 1986. Later cases were also reported from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Tamilnadu, and Karnataka. From these six states, Maharashtra stands first and Andhra Pradesh second. The first HIV case was reported in 1986 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. And in Andhra Pradesh Guntur stands first, Prakasham second and East Godavari third. It is astonishing to see 14,000 people being infected with AIDS everyday in the world. So, it is understood that every sixth second someone is getting infected. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus destroys the immune system of a person making him more vulnerable to infections leading him to death. It is a micro organism which was found in 1983 and was called HIV. When the virus enters the person, no physical signs are seen immediately. It takes 8-10 years to transform from HIV to AIDS. By this time the person loses his immunity and gets many diseases relating to skin, respiratory, nervous, digestive resulting in death. HIV slowly changes to AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. This disease is detected only through blood test. It takes three to four months for the disease to be identified. This stage is called the Window period. If the disease is not detected, then another test is taken after six months. If the disease is still not found then the person is normal and HIV negative. The virus enters into a person’s body and lives in the fluids of his body. It is seen in the blood, semen, vaginal secretions, discharge, and mother’s milk and is spread to the person in contact with these fluids. HIV spreads through unprotected sex, from mother to child, infected needles, blood etc. This is mostly seen in people having multiple partners and homosexuals i.e. men having sex with men and women having sex with women. 90% of cases are reported from homosexuals, 10% from mother to child, and 3% from those who have been injected with the infectious blood, 1% through infectious syringes and 5% for some unknown reasons. About 45%
of this disease is seen in the age groups between 15 and 25, 35% among those between 30 and 49, 4% between 40 and 49, and 1% in pregnant women. In this, 13% have affairs before marriage- 7% women and 19% men, and the remaining have illegal affairs after marriage. In the Andhra Pradesh one out of five has illegal affairs. A micro organism can live in the blood of a person but dies the moment it enters into other organisms. AIDS is not spread through mosquitoes, body contacts other than mentioned above, sharing the things of the patient, and eating with him. The symptoms to identify this disease are: the person has fever continuously for more than a month, loses 10% weight, suffers from dysentery for more than a month, is more susceptible to skin diseases, has cough for more than a month etc. When one notices these symptoms one should have the HIV test done. There is no cure to this disease and prevention is the only way. The Government is trying a lot to stop its spread. They have started many programs and one such is CLARK in which they educate people about it. They are spending a lot in doing what all they could do in stopping its spread. If people stick to the norms laid and lead a lawful life, then they could eradicate it. The people should have the fear of God, people, government, elders and only then they wouldn’t do such unlawful deeds. Man has no fear because he doesn’t care about anyone. He doesn’t know the purpose of his birth. If he knew it he wouldn’t act as he wishes. As long as man thinks that he has to live because he was born, marry and have children because the time has come, earn and finally die, then there is no meaning to that life. Even animals live in that way. If we buy an article there is a reason behind it. We don’t do anything without a reason. Likewise there is also a purpose behind our birth. We are not just born to live for ourselves and die. The whole world was also created for the same purpose. The ‘you’ which is the soul is given a body and sent to this world. God created everything for you and you are created for Him. He wants you to live for Him doing His will in your life time on earth. But if you think it’s your life and you can live the way you want, then your life would end in the middle abruptly with some or the other peculiar disease or accident. Just because God didn’t want you to end your life in this way He has set certain regulations. 1 Corinthians 15 and 7:1-4 say, “It is good for man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. Hebrews 13:4 says, “Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled.” The one who is habituated to the pleasures is giving himself to others defiling his bed. Romans 1:26-28 say, “Even the women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” People nowa-days, not content with their heterosexual way of letting out their libido, are trying to quench their sexual thirst by having sex with the same gender and also with animals. Because of this disgusting act of humans having sex with animals, the deadly virus causing AIDS passed into the humans through the animals. Though people are aware of this killing virus, they couldn’t give up the unlawful deeds. They are trying to find measures to stop the entry of this virus but not the
sin. People continue having their illegal affairs taking precautionary steps. God said a great thing about people of this sort. Romans 1:32 says, “Those who practice such things are deserving of death.” Romans 1:28 says, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.” They know the righteous judgement of God and approve of those who practice them. People are giving in to this temptation in spite of knowing that it is unlawful. In spite of knowing that it just gives them momentary happiness they are unable to fight it. In fact they themselves are welcoming the death mindfully. These people are not scared of anybody. They don’t fear God, parents, elders, teachers or society. Is it proper then treating them equally, giving free medicines and education? Is it proper to give them so much importance? Will people stop doing the wrong when they are given so many privileges? People are continuing their sinful lives having confidence that one day a medicine would be discovered to cure it. The government is spending millions of rupees in trying to stop the spread of the disease from mother to child, through infected syringes, infectious blood which is just 10%. What about the remaining 90%? It is even sadder to see condoms in the bags of school children being given by the government. Aren’t we encouraging our children to do the wrong? We ourselves are advising them to have sex before their marriage which is against the will of God. Instead of teaching them that it is not our custom to have sex before marriage, we ourselves are forcing them into it. We should take the blame if they commit adultery tomorrow. Bible strictly condemns all these unlawful acts and let us see what God said about them in the Bible. 1. Leviticus 20:11 says, “The one who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death.” 2. Leviticus 20:13 says, “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death.” 3. Leviticus 20:15-16 say, “If a man mates with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the animal. If a woman approaches any animal and mates with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal.” 4. Deuteronomy 27:21 says, “Cursed is the one who lies with any kind of animal.” 5. Deuteronomy 27:22 says, “Cursed is the one who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.” 6. Deuteronomy 27:23 says, “Cursed is the one who lies with his mother-in-law.”
God has given such stringent laws because he knew that if people crossed their limits they would bring forth many dreadful diseases which would kill the mankind. So, God wanted them to be killed, to stop the spread of the fatal diseases. Very long ago, when people of Sodom and Gomorrah committed these kinds of sins, God destroyed them all through fire to stop the spread of the diseases through them. Even the Israelites who had the law of God did unlawful deeds. So God Himself gave them over to a debased mind to do those things which are not fitting (Romans 1:28). In those days only the Israelites, who had the law, knew that adultery was a sin but the rest were ignorant about it and led a more sinful life. God gave only them to a debased mind who knew His law and even then led a sinful life.
The above law was given only to Israelites. And for us-we should accept humbly that Jesus Christ, the word, has died and resurrected to save our flesh and soul. If we accept and give up the sin, we would be redeemed from any kind of sin and would be considered righteous. Only those who are considered so are called Christians. Christ gave certain regulations to keep Christians away from adultery. 1 Corinthians 5:11-13 say, “But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or and extortioner- not even to eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside, God judges. Therefore put away from yourselves the evil person.” After being cleansed from sins, if a person again falls into temptation committing adultery, keep such person away from you. James 1:15 says, “When desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin (AIDS); and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” 1 Corinthians 6:13-20 say, “Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For the “two”, He says, “shall become one flesh.” Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” So, when you see a harlot and have a desire, then think about the above words and overcome the temptation. Nip it when it is a bud and do not let it grow because it would be difficult for you to come out of it when it is fully grown. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 says, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality.” So, dear friends, it is in your hands to decide whether you would keep your body holy and inherit the eternal life or live in immorality giving yourself to vile passions and go to hell. Think about it and take a right decision. ===