HIV prejudice

  • gooddude1583

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    Dec 01, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    So I feel like people have some prejudice concerning HIV and I think it's important to know the facts and help in accepting these people who are HIV positive.
    This video was in Israeli national news and it talks about a 20 yo guy who is gay and is HIV positive. He found out he was HIV+ while donating blood as a soldier. Both his parents stopped talking to him but now his mother is back in his life. In this story, you see him at a high school classroom telling students about himself, and him taking part of a campaign to stop the ignorance and stigma related to HIV. I know you may not understand what he says but I still thought seeing such a young impressive guy can have a good impact.

    http://www.mako.co.il/news-israel/health/Article-c8551c457425b31004.htm
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Dec 01, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    gooddude1583 saidSo I feel like people have some prejudice concerning HIV and I think it's important to know the facts and help in accepting these people who are HIV positive.
    This video was in Israeli national news and it talks about a 20 yo guy who is gay and is HIV positive. He found out he was HIV+ while donating blood as a soldier. Both his parents stopped talking to him but now his mother is back in his life. In this story, you see him at a high school classroom telling students about himself, and him taking part of a campaign to stop the ignorance and stigma related to HIV. I know you may not understand what he says but I still thought seeing such a young impressive guy can have a good impact.

    http://www.mako.co.il/news-israel/health/Article-c8551c457425b31004.htm


    Would it be possible to get some one to put an English voice over on this?
  • Kinneticbrian

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    Dec 01, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    There is a lot of stigma toward people with HIV and AIDS but I also am encouraged that we are making strides in that area through education and awareness. I'm a volunteer for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and am very passionate about supporting people living with HIV, and working to end the ignorance that is often extremely hurtful.

    Last night, we hosted the capstone event of the year, which is called "World of Chocolate". It is a major fundraising event and was a classy, elegant evening with many small businesses and college students showcasing their talent in the area of chocolate. The level of support from within Chicago and nationally was truly inspiring and even more so was the fact that we pre-sold in excess of 1,200 tickets and then ran out of printed and photocopied tickets at the door. I know for a fact we shattered attendance records.

    Though the stigma and discrimination exists, the determination to stomp it out does too and this is an objective we will achieve as a community. I am very encouraged and optimistic. Where this prejudice exists also exists a magnificent opportunity to defeat it and enhance the lives of others at the same time.

    The reality is this: People living with HIV are human beings, people of inestimable value and are no less worthy of genuine love and respect than anyone else is.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Dec 01, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    LakeviewBrian saidThere is a lot of stigma toward people with HIV and AIDS but I also am encouraged that we are making strides in that area through education and awareness. I'm a volunteer for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and am very passionate about supporting people living with HIV, and working to end the ignorance that is often extremely hurtful.

    Last night, we hosted the capstone event of the year, which is called "World of Chocolate". It is a major fundraising event and was a classy, elegant evening with many small businesses and college students showcasing their talent in the area of chocolate. The level of support from within Chicago and nationally was truly inspiring and even more so was the fact that we pre-sold in excess of 1,200 tickets and then ran out of printed and photocopied tickets at the door. I know for a fact we shattered attendance records.

    Though the stigma and discrimination exists, the determination to stomp it out does too and this is an objective we will achieve as a community. I am very encouraged and optimistic. Where this prejudice exists also exists a magnificent opportunity to defeat it and enhance the lives of others at the same time.

    The reality is this: People living with HIV are human beings, people of inestimable value and are no less worthy of genuine love and respect than anyone else is.


    Amen.
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    Dec 01, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    It is tough dealing with it, I do have to be careful not to mention it to anybody because it usually will cause people to treat me differently once I tell them. Even though it is tough, it does help me realize who really cares about me.
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    Dec 01, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    Good, I have a purpose:

    TRANSLATION -

    Idan Avraham, a young 20 yr old from the city of Rechovot, eventually chose to become the face of the very stigmatized AIDS.

    He had just come out to his parents at 18, and soon after was diagnosed. He went through the gamut of emotions from fear to sadness to laughable shock as to having contracted HIV.

    At first his mom told him (when he came out @ 1icon_cool.gif that hes not her son, and he will die from the "gay disease", and "other things that u say out of the heat of the moment that you think you can take back, but in the moment, it really hurt me."

    "I knew she would act this way exactly because of the stigma associated with HIV"

    "My dad is more liberal, and was more accepting, but refused to talk to me after"

    "Its easy to not want to understand things that we're scared of, out of laziness"


    The girl, Hila, his good friend "If he's happy and smiling, what do I have to be sad about?I remember to live life to the maximum, because it can end any day"

    Contracting HIV is very common when sharing needles and having open wounds, but not through sharing food, airborne, or kissing.

    Medicine has come a long way in the last 30 years, but not the stigma.... When people hear "AIDS" they hear "Death".

    The blurred out face was a female doctor who was telling Idan that she could look at him but would not treat him for fear of her well being and the well being of her patients.

    The commercial is random strangers spouting insensitive things to a bystander Idan... "Can you get it from kissing? Excuse me isn't there another doctor that can treat you? Did he touch that food?"


    He thanks everyone at the end for the making of the commercial.

    The kid in the glasses shakes his hand and says "I hope that u will be healthy", to which Idan responds "I am healthy, thank you"






  • FRE0

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    Dec 01, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    Considering how long HIV has been around and how much publicity it's received, there is no excuse for the widespread ignorance that still exists. I can understand not wanting to have sex with someone who is HIV+, even though the risk of transmission can be reduced to very low, but in other situations whether someone is HIV+ is usually irrelevant.
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    they should have a predjudice...that said., you'd be a,mazed how many liars are out there who claim they got tested.


    And never went back fpor their results.
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    I try the dance..."Im pos but I'm undetectable" Fuck that shit, I'm honest, Youd be amazed.
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    bug chasers, you get what you look ior but do not contact me.

    When ity comnes to hiv you eoither hasve to be magnificentlywealty or poor.
    its a little scrtewed up for everyone who got it and wants to con triobute to slocioety
    you have to hide youre finhancxe
    have you ny idea what the drugs cost/
    24000 a year
    thats more than ev ertyones s income
    yerahn spome of us make more but lets be real.
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    24000 is still a lot of fucking monehy anfd not everone got it through sex.
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    use our finestg were cowards and I wouldnt let somebody bleed to death.
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    its romantic to think you will have gloves., but you have to do the right thing.
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    it sucks but i wouldnt change it

    were both alive
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    I Don't kn0w a goddamn thing about a God-Damn thing.
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    IzzyMusc saidGood, I have a purpose:

    TRANSLATION -

    Idan Avraham, a young 20 yr old from the city of Rechovot, eventually chose to become the face of the very stigmatized AIDS.

    He had just come out to his parents at 18, and soon after was diagnosed. He went through the gamut of emotions from fear to sadness to laughable shock as to having contracted HIV.

    At first his mom told him (when he came out @ 1icon_cool.gif that hes not her son, and he will die from the "gay disease", and "other things that u say out of the heat of the moment that you think you can take back, but in the moment, it really hurt me."

    "I knew she would act this way exactly because of the stigma associated with HIV"

    "My dad is more liberal, and was more accepting, but refused to talk to me after"

    "Its easy to not want to understand things that we're scared of, out of laziness"


    The girl, Hila, his good friend "If he's happy and smiling, what do I have to be sad about?I remember to live life to the maximum, because it can end any day"

    Contracting HIV is very common when sharing needles and having open wounds, but not through sharing food, airborne, or kissing.

    Medicine has come a long way in the last 30 years, but not the stigma.... When people hear "AIDS" they hear "Death".

    The blurred out face was a female doctor who was telling Idan that she could look at him but would not treat him for fear of her well being and the well being of her patients.

    The commercial is random strangers spouting insensitive things to a bystander Idan... "Can you get it from kissing? Excuse me isn't there another doctor that can treat you? Did he touch that food?"


    He thanks everyone at the end for the making of the commercial.

    The kid in the glasses shakes his hand and says "I hope that u will be healthy", to which Idan responds "I am healthy, thank you"


    Thank you!
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    My grandmother saw me toying wit arch

    ever had a days where the old school of youre family tried to kill .you?>

    fuck em.
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    Dec 01, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    i have some some clean up to do

    brb
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    Dec 01, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    I think that is just Israel. I don't see much prejudice against HIV positive people in the US - maybe in the rural south, but not in major metropolitan areas were I have lived. I know quite a number of HIV positive guys, and I have never heard them mention any prejudice, except maybe that HIV negative guys don't want to have sex with them.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Dec 01, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    That is so sad! icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 01, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidDang, too bad there are no subtitles in English for me to understand exactly what was said. It looks really interesting.


    Google Translate?
  • jim_sf

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    Dec 01, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidDang, too bad there are no subtitles in English for me to understand exactly what was said. It looks really interesting.


    Google Translate?


    Even better, have a Hebrew speaker post a transcript ;)