So what does love got to do with HIV/AIDS?

  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    So what does love got to do with HIV/AIDS?


    http://blackaids.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=734:editorial-whats-love-got-to-do-with-it-&catid=87:news-2011&Itemid=55
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    Feb 14, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    I'm not entirely sure what this article is saying. What I can say myself is:

    I fell in love with a poz man, and lived with him, and had safe sex with him. HIV was not an impedient. The most intense gay love of my life to that point. I never knew such happiness in my life. And when he died in my arms I went into the deepest despair of my life, that took an intervention from other gay friends to break.

    Love that involves HIV/AIDS can be a roller-coaster. HIV is not a deal-breaker, but it can be a spoiler. Go into it with your eyes wide open, and don't close your eyes, to the rewards, the realities, and the risks.
  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2011 10:55 PM GMT


    The point of his editorial is in the very last line:

    "I’ve learned over time that the people who really love us want the best for us. They not only respect our decisions to protect ourselves, they insist on it. That’s what love really has got to do with it."