HIV doesn't kill, Stigma does

  • casey

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    Dec 01, 2016 2:46 AM GMT
    I came across this article on HIV stigma against People living with HIV in Singapore ->

    http://www.drtanandpartners.com/hiv-stigma-not-retro-just-wrong-world-aids-day-2016-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...
  • oscarmartinez...

    Posts: 140

    Dec 01, 2016 1:18 PM GMT
    I have not been with a guy and the thought of random hookups isn't appealing to me because I fear contracting a disease. I see many guys who have an HIV test and use the result as some sort of... I don't really know how to explain it but it's like if they received a college degree and they are happy and presenting it like that... like an achievement but they are still having unprotected sex after the test result and their like "I tested six months ago and I'm HIV free". This sexual behavior baffles me. I want to scream "WAIT TILL MARRIAGE FOR SEX MF!" I just erased alot of stuff I was going to put because it would have gotten deep and I don't want to upset anyone so my answer is I will wait till marriage before having sex with a Man, I feel this will cover me Physically and Spiritually.
  • NealJohn

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    Dec 01, 2016 9:28 PM GMT
    HIV does kill. It is man-made medicines that keep the disease manageable. You need to respect that some people don't want to live the rest of their lives on medicine to sustain a normal life and fight a deadly disease that is ripping them apart from the inside
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    Dec 02, 2016 8:07 PM GMT
    Really foolish to believe the virus care about human politics.


    casey saidI came across this article on HIV stigma against People living with HIV in Singapore ->

    http://www.drtanandpartners.com/hiv-stigma-not-retro-just-wrong-world-aids-day-2016-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...
  • Jeffyt

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    Dec 02, 2016 8:40 PM GMT
    Your intentions are good, but ignorance of biology has definitely killed more people than stigma. After all, bloodletting used to be considered "treatment"
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    Dec 05, 2016 2:45 AM GMT
    casey saidI came across this article on HIV stigma against People living with HIV in Singapore ->

    http://www.drtanandpartners.com/hiv-stigma-not-retro-just-wrong-world-aids-day-2016-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
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    casey saidI came across this article on HIV stigma against People living with HIV in Singapore ->

    http://www.drtanandpartners.com/hiv-stigma-not-retro-just-wrong-world-aids-day-2016-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