Dec 18, 2008 8:48 AM GMT
RyanReBoRn saidI love you too.
lol. Sorry Ryan but I had to call you out.
Let me put it this way.
Every study done on the spread of HIV concludes the main route of transmission are through people who don't know they're hiv positive having unprotected sexual relations with people who are hiv negative. The negative partner unknowingly converts to positive and they have sex with a negative partner. Neither who person number 1 or 2 is positive.
People who are aware of their HIV negative status take extra care in how they choose their partners and how they have sex. They're more likely to use protection with a negative partner than a positive person unaware of their positive status.
Stories like this one in the OP is unique.
Bottom line, the major problem here are HIV+ people who don't know they're HIV+. Why? Because they don't test. Some have seemingly good reasons to not test but anyone who has sex ought to get tested. I'm one of the few who doesn't believe in getting too many HIV tests if you're having sex.
I've come to realize the greatest reason, or at least one of the reasons, people don't test is because they're afraid of living lives with HIV. They're afraid of becoming pariahs. They're afraid of being treated differently or wrongly.
Ryan, Chucky, Flex, Mech... you guys aren't helping.
Under the veil of rationality you argue in favor of imposing all sorts of guidelines of positive folk aware of their status in order to prevent the spread of the disease but you don't get it. That wouldn't even solve a quater of the problem.