28% of millennials say they wouldn’t hug or be friends with someone who is HIV-positive

  • metta

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    Nov 26, 2019 9:04 PM GMT
    28% of millennials say they wouldn’t hug or be friends with someone who is HIV-positive

    " stigma-reenforcing ignorance is nothing new, nor is it unique to people of his generation, ... the stigma surrounding HIV is still going strong and that younger adults remain largely uneducated on the matter."

    "Despite there being zero risk of HIV transmission through casual contact, researchers found that 28% of HIV-negative millennials surveyed said they still avoided hugging, talking to, or being friends with someone who was HIV-positive, while 30% said they would prefer not to interact in any way whatsoever with someone who was poz.

    Unsurprisingly, 76% of respondents living with HIV said they would be hesitant to share their status for fear of being judged, while 90% said they have avoided sharing their status for fear of losing friends or family or experiencing mental, physical, or emotional abuse."

    https://www.queerty.com/28-millennials-say-wouldnt-hug-friends-someone-hiv-positive-20191126
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    Nov 27, 2019 1:45 AM GMT
    If the new generation millenials are all that accpeting to any/all kinds of differences, what gives them the right to call us NON trans/vegan/feminists "haters", if they hate something too? Could almost say they finally have a human feature after all, since millenials think they are right and that the world is all theirs for the taking.

    HIV/AIDS is a disease, an actual physical chemical medical disease, not like the so called "-phobias" being labelled. The fact there's a controlled treatment is helpful, so it brings down the worry of catching it, long as you don't have unprotected sex with an HIV/AIDS carrier, you'll be fine.
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    Nov 27, 2019 5:51 AM GMT
    As was the case in the 80's, 90's 2000's. There have always been people who didn't want any physical contact with people who were infected with the HIV Virus.

    Albeit I'm sure over the years the % has dropped, but it's nothing new.
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    Nov 29, 2019 12:14 AM GMT
    Socialist and germ-a phobic to a fault.


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    Nov 29, 2019 12:57 AM GMT
    There's no such thing as an 'AIDS carrier'.

    Successful HIV suppression brings risk of transmission to zero, it is protection.