Attitudes are shifting when it comes to responsibility and accountability. Democratic law makers are now gunning for a law that will make exposing a person/persons to HIV/AIDS a misdemeanor rather than being a felony. This law would also affect those who receive blood from blood banks, and sperm donors alike. Sen Scott Wiener (D) San Francisco argument is that…
“When you criminalize HIV or stigmatize people who have HIV, it encourages people not to get tested, to stay in the shadows, not to be open about their status, not to seek treatment”.
It seems like this senator has alterior motives concerning HIV/AIDS. Charlie Sheen famous actor who recently disclosed his status on being HIV+ recently did an interview saying there are many others in Hollywood that are living with the virus, but he “will not let their secret out.” Is this someway linked to this recent revalation? Is this law an attempt to assist Hollywood celebs from future claims? I’m sorry but I stand with the Republican party who are in opposition to this bill.
Being a direct health care worker and seeing partners not disclose their status to ones they claim they love is vendictive. It is no way okay or acceptable for someone to intentionally infect another person with HIV/AIDS and not be accountable for their actions, and a misdemeanor is not cutting it for me. Yes anyone engaging in sexual acts have a responsibiliyt to themselves and should take all measures to ensure that they are safe but what about a married couple? If your husband or wife intentionally infects you with a death sentence a slap on the wrist is not ok. Carrying a gun is legal but when ou use the gun to take someones life no difference with HIV/Aids, having it is not a crime, the crime is when you INTENTIONALLY infect another. PLease comment your thoughts.
35 years later and people still having sex randomly raw. Sexual behavior, sexual fluidity, homosexuality and promiscuity is at an all time high, sexual behaviors have changed from where we only indulge in soul baring behavior with that one special person to having mind-blowing sex with every Tom, Dick, Harry, Mary and Jane. Let’s not be surprised that NY has the highest rates of persons with HIV according to the CDC. But I guess with Magic Johnson being the “Poster Boy” of “how you will live with the disease if you were to contract it” no one really cares about their sexual behaviors, and raw dawgging before getting tested with your partner. Would a “scared straight” approach to society seeing the effects this disease has on the body be more effective in people being more responsible?
From the infusion of antiretroviral drug dapivirine into contraceptive devices such as the Nuva Ring, PReP (Pre exposure Prophylaxis) a daily pill that people can take to decrease their chance of contracting the disease, progress has been made in the battle against AIDS has this given people a more lackadaisical attitude to this deadly disease? Prevention is always better than cure, so despite the many ways there are to combat this disease being cautious and protecting yourself by having “safe protected sex” is always best!
Great steps have been made in antiretroviral treatments for the fight against AIDS/HIV, but a prolonged life doesn’t necessarily mean a quality life. A person who is fortunate enough to find a regime that works for them and is compliant can have the same life expectancy as someone without the virus. There are different strands of AIDS/HIV, some are more deadly than others. Let’s not forget that AIDs can be a very debilitating disease with an entourage of complications. I’ve seen the course of this disease and what it does, not only does it affect the individual, but the family as well. Family might not be there all the time so support groups such as Project Samaritan are essential to helping those affected along their journey. Love yourself by protecting yourself a moment of pleasure is not worth fighting a disease for life. Be safe and be blessed.
“These global efforts bring hope on this World AIDS Day that an end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic is achievable. We applaud the trial participants, researchers, health care professionals, advocates and others who are working to make this future a reality.” NIH Statement On World Aids Day 2016