HottJoe saidCure AIDS? Maybe.
A cure for AIDS would be a good thing, we have lost a generation in the 80s and 90's. Some of the potential role models had been lost to HIV and AIDS.
Yes, it's very sad, and it's unfortunate that so many people are still stigmatized in community.
I agree. I went through a serious scare because of an assault at work. Through the whole first month of the doc's I saw assuming I had AIDS (They gave me what is typically an opportunistic infection through too much antibiotics). When the first tests came back negative, they did not believe them and sent more blood for more full spectrum testing SURE I had AIDS. Through all of that, I never received not a single referral or offer for mental health services for the sheer panic I was in.
Thankfully, I was and still am HIV-. But, no one, no one at all, LGBT or straight should ever have to go through what I went through. Proper counseling should be available to those being tested or who are newly poz (or long time poz), and in many places in the country, it is sorely lacking. Dealing with the fear, and later, the stigma can be extremely harmful - not to count the healthcare professional who treat you as if you are already dead when they should know better.