The early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic was characterized with fear, stigma, myth and denial. The disease was then seen as a death sentence. People living with HIV had to fight to be seen, or heard, or to be treated with basic compassion. Little was known about how to prevent and how to treat it. Today, that picture is transformed. The discourse is no more about the reality of AIDS; rather, the concern is about the best way to totally eradicate this dangerous disease. Awareness has soared; research has surged. Prevention, treatment and care are now saving millions of lives not only in the world’s richest countries but in some of the world‘s poorest countries as well.
In the early hours of February 14, 2013, South Africa athlete and paralympian, the famous blade runner, Oscar Pistorius, shot and killed his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home in South Africa. Oscar’s trial for the murder of Reeva began March 3, 2014 at the High Court of South Africa in Pretoria with Judge Thokozile Masipa presiding.
Language is the principal means used by human beings to communicate with one another. It is mainly spoken, even though it can be transferred to other media, such as writing. Language can be used to discuss a wide range of topics or subjects, an attribute that distinguishes it from other means of communication.