(This story recalling the HIV epidemic and its coverage in the media in Kenya comes from our Internews staff in Kenya.)
Some of us have never known a world without HIV. Some of us remember the shockwaves of dread, the frenzy to try to fathom it, the shudders and whispers of shame.
It is the media that brought HIV into our homes – 30 years ago. It was called "slim disease," because of the dramatic weight loss. And the images of skeletal human frames confirmed it was something to best run away from.