On the eve of World AIDS Day here in Sydney, Bono turned on the lights to flood our Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Red to commemorate the day which is a sad day and a hopeful day. Sad because we pause to remember all the people we’ve lost to AIDS and the millions living with it.

A recent article here in Australian news suggests we might have a cure in a few years time, others believe we won’t see one in our lifetime. Either way, the best protection is to play safe! Thankfully, while I know people living healthy lives with HIV, I’ve never lost anyone close to the virus, yet I’m constantly stunned and outraged by people’s careless disregard for their own health, courting infection with sexual inclinations that will inevitably lead to conversion not seeing it as a big deal.