We ate chocolate and talked about AIDS.
I was surrounded by a group of young men who all work on the surrounding cocoa farms. I try to answer as many questions as I ask and they were asking me what diseases we had in the United States.
“Heart disease and diabetes and…” I named one eating related disease after the other. Diseases that chocolate plays a part in.
On the other hand all of the diseases they named involved a mosquito, “Malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever…”
There was one disease that our nations share…AIDS.
“How do you get AIDS?” I asked, curious to know how educated they were on the subject.
“From sexual contact…” one of the men answered, “…and from hair clippers.”
They explained that cutters can knick your head and that can lead to AIDS.
That sounds like something a husband made up to his wife.