|From www.dictionary.com||love n.|
|1. A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness.|
|2. A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and romance.|
|3. a. Sexual passion.
b. Sexual intercourse.
c. A love affair.
|Unfortunately "love" is causing the rapid spread of a very dangerous killer--the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV. HIV passes through bodily fluids, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and breast milk. The virus targets CD4 cells, otherwise known as T-helper cells. These cells are vital to the immune response, and if enough are destroyed, the infected person will develop Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. AIDS is deadly, and is one of the fastest growing diseases in history. A cure is yet to be discovered. According to the World Health Organization and UNAIDS, in 2002 alone, 42 million people were living with HIV, 5 million people were newly infected, and 3.2 million people died from AIDS. So because of "love," millions around the world are destined to die slowly and painfully.|
|To learn more about AIDS, go to www.unaids.org|