casey saidI came across this article on HIV stigma against People living with HIV in Singapore ->
In this modern day and age, it is not HIV that kills. It is the stigma and the fear it instils in people, especially people living with HIV that is the real danger. Yes! Especially in a modern asian society...
You seem well intentioned however it is a fact that this message you are posting is effectively very dangerous. Why is it dangerous, because if it was effective in quelling peoples 'fear' then you would have people who would become complacent and careless about the risks of acquiring HIV and the life changes you have to deal with if you catch it. I hope that people see the reality of this issue and while reducing prejudice is a goal everyone aspires to, this message will do little more than promote complacency and potentially increase HIV acquisition rates. The USA will from January become the litmus test for proving or disproving my concerns. Trump has trumpeted he will axe Obamacare and reduce government size which is what conservatives do. That will mean the real reason for decreasing HIV aquisitions which is the availability of affordable anonymous testing facilities for everyone or at least as many people as possible is what will reduce HIV, hence Rhianna and Prince Harry did a media promotion for getting tested. BB is on the rise and not just those on Prep, also complacency about HIV is increasing due to the message of HIV is not a killer being interpreted as meaning it's now an innocuous disease almost as insiginificant as a common cold or flu, of which Ironically without expensive medicenes which many can't afford, can kill a person with advanced HIV who develops AIDS. I have had a LTR partner who was diagnosed in the first two weeks of us deciding to be a couple and it had no effect on my decision to be with him so don't waste your time telling me i am being irrational either pls