Apr 20, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
Renk saidMaybe I was reading too much into this but to have someone say they would be willing to be friends with a guy that was HIV+ makes it sound like they aren't already friends with someone that has HIV. I'm just curious why there is this assumption out there that a person with HIV is someone you don't know... just an odd way of seeing the world.
WILLING to be friends? Like it should be an effort, a sacrifice? WTF???
I have lots of poz friends. So many friends overall that I can't even remember who are poz and who are not, that my husband sometimes has to remind me. It means that little to me. Unless the poz guy mentions it, because it matters to him due to health issues, and I respect that, it's really none of my business, not something I think about when I think of him. HIV is not an identifier for me.
My poz friends can't infect me, so why would this be a personal issue for me, that would impact on our friendship? I fail to see the relevance.
Naturally I would be sensitive to a medical condition that's affecting them, that they might talk about with me, that concerns them. But HIV as a condition of friendship? I simply cannot conceive this proposition.