For the first time, I engaged in a critical, evidence-based and rigorous thinking. Why is it that HIV/AIDS has become a global menace since its eruption over three decades ago? Is it because people are ignorant or negligent? No! These are just common sense arguments people are fond of. After getting provoked, I engaged myself in a sociological thought. I had to go beyond a mere argument. Instead, I went ahead to look at this issue from a sociological perspective.
As a sociologist, I conducted a rigorous research about HIV/AIDS. Through this, I managed to get much information about its history, causes, prevalence and negative consequences to the society. These are very important set of information that enabled me to know much about the scourge. By conducting such a research, it became much easier for me to look at it from a scholarly point of view. It is more informative and contains much information about all that needs to be known about the disease.
On the other hand, engaging in a sociological thought implied that I had to be a critical thinker. Meaning, after listening to the news anchor give details of the research she was reporting about, it became incumbent upon me to deeply think about what makes HIV/AIDS to be more prevalent especially in the married couples from the developing countries. Unlike she was reporting, the prevalence is high amongst the married persons because of the many cases of domestic wrangles. As a critical thinker, I hold the view that HIV/AIDS is a challenge to the married couples because of lack of love, commitments and faithfulness amongst them. It compels them to engage in extra-marital affairs so as to complement the blissful life they miss in their respective homes.
As a sociological thinker, I would like to point out that HIV/AIDS prevalence is higher simply because of the people’s behaviors. The society has created a condition that favors sexual irresponsibility. However, I think this is not