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    end. It’s used as a backdrop, or a general idea for the musical itself. It’s used at the beginning to introduce, and at the end to wrap it up. The song chorus says, “Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, measure a year?… Measure in love… seasons of love.” This is the number of minutes in a year. It questions how can we assess the value of a year in our lives. The answer the song gives is to, “measure in love.” Love is a big theme in the musical. Love is free in Rent between straight and gay couples alike, and the sick and addicted. This song was so important not only to spreading the message of love in the musical, but elsewhere to. It is used at many youth Christian events, as well as for AIDS awareness and World AIDS…

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    AIDS In The 1980s

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    identified as AIDS, caused many deaths and shattered families. This disease caused a distinct homophobia amongst some Americans and destroyed a generation of people. The AIDS epidemic in the 80s was an event that affected the lives of millions of people and still shapes our world today. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome plagued the world in the 1980s and still does to this day. Humans haven't always had the disease AIDS plaguing their lives. HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic…

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    Whisper of AIDS” speech is arguably one of the most important speeches ever given in American history. When discussing the epidemic of AIDS, Fisher gives a voice to the victims who do not have the power to be heard, she makes the audience realize that change needs to be made because not addressing the problem just because it is not your problem, only makes it worse. She changes the mindset of many people as she gets her point across the audience that people with AIDS are human to. The relative…

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    HIV and AIDS are a huge problem around the world. HIV/AIDS is a sexually transmitted disease that attacks the immune system. Many people around the world do not even know that they have the HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS was a huge epidemic back in 1981 and people thought it was just limited to the gay community, but now in 2010, it is a pandemic between all genders and is not as big as a deal as it used to be. The HIV/AIDS virus has changed a lot from 1981 to now. In 1981, HIV/AIDS was considered a huge…

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    HIV/AIDS in South Africa South Africa’s HIV/AIDS percentage raised to 18 percent of the population. AIDS in South Africa is more prevalent than anywhere else in the world. The high percentage of HIV/AIDS has several different causes including: poor hygiene, poor medical practices, and sex trafficking. These infections are not only a problem for adults, but children have been having to raise themselves because their parents are not alive anymore. South Africa needs to improve the health care…

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    been there and have the power to support scientists to discover the cause of the AIDS and find the cure to stop it. I felt incompetent seeing how some scientists only care about providing a positive report to the public, instead of warning the people that diseases were spreading and that they needed to be careful. In addition, I felt that some of the homosexual groups were not willing to cooperate with the investigation, maybe it was because of the fear that scientists could find them being the…

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    The Fight Against Aids It was August 19 when the famous Mary Fischer gave her historic Whisper of the Aids Speech. She gave it at the Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas. At the time back then speeches were not usually given but she took the chance. When she first started speaking nobody was listening to her but as she kept on speaking. She stilled the noisy crowd and everyone had her undivided attention. In my source, Defined by words not a disease, Shaw wrote that “TWENTY…

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    one of the characters ultimately dies from tuberculosis, while in RENT many of the characters deal with the implications of HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS, or human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is life-threatening disease that affects millions of people throughout the…

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    AIDS In South Africa

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    AIDS in South Africa AIDS is a relatively new disease that emerged in the 20th century. It has spread to all parts of the world and claims millions of lives each year. It has become a worldwide concern. It has believed to have originated in Africa and had prevailed over the continent ever since . In recent years one of the countries that has been impacted the most is South Africa. South Africa is one of the most developed countries on the continent and yet the county is plagued by AIDS.…

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    AIDS, an invisible dead can change life and families of people who get infect. AIDS is the final form of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). This virus attacks and weakens human resistance and killing millions of people each year. There are millions of people living with AIDS today, about 60% of people in Africa got infect. People are living in fear because AIDS is easy to spreading and there is no medicine to stop this illness. During the AIDS Day Speech on 2006, President Obama gave a speech…

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