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Have you ever known anyone who has been infected with HIV?

Do you sometimes assume that people who have been affected with the virus did so because they were doing bad/unsafe things?  Do you look at it as a punishment?

If you were friends with someone and found out that they had the virus, would you look at them differently?

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:40 AM


Quoting Anonymous:

Not only others. Us kids. He would really act out when us grandkids visited.

Quoting Anonymous:

 


Quoting Anonymous:

A cousin of mine had it. He kind of tainted my opinion of people with aids.

He would smear blood/bodily fluids on the toilet seat (he was supposed to use just one bathroom, but would do it in the main bathrooms we all used). He would leave open used needles everywhere, and over all he was just a bitter creep. He isn't sure how he had contracted it, he was gay and also a user.

We had to get shots after a visit because we found out about the toilet seat thing.

He died about 10 or 11 yrs ago.



That is extremely disturbing.  Not only the acts but his head space being in a place to want to infect others. :(


Sounds like a very sad guy. Misery is a bitch :(

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:42 AM


Quoting IncognitoOne:

Yeah. My friend Jesse married his high school sweetheart (turns out she wasn't so sweet)....they were TTC and after 3 years of trying, they finally got pregnant. They did the blood testing, she opted for the HIV test (I always do to..better safe than sorry.) And she was positive. So he got tested, he was too.

She finally admitted to doing drugs (sharing needles *gag*) and screwing around. Baby boy wasn't even his :( 

Really horrible deal for him all around :(

amirahsmommy11
by Bronze Member on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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Unfortunately I know a lot of people with it and I would never for a second look down on them for it I don't care how they got it
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:45 AM
This. My brother-in-law has only slept with one man and got HIV. He is 27 now and is still extremely healthy but it makes me so sad to know he'll deal with it forever :(

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes I know someone. He's only 18 and gay...I don't look at him in a bad way though. When I'm around him it is on my mind because I feel so sad for him. The person who gave it to him KNEW he had it and didn't bother to tell him. :(
Sunshine2plus2
by Platinum Member on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:46 AM
No
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.thatsme.
by on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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My uncle has Aids. He found out probably 15 years ago...and when he found out it was already full blown Aids....not HIV! He's still living and doing pretty well. I don't act any differently around him. I realize you can't get it from hugging....etc.
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LeetjieJ
by Silver Member on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:46 AM
I taught a child with aids - he got it from his mom who got it from dad. (In SA migrant labour is a huge contributor to the aids problem with men being away from their families for months at a time.) Leslie had full blown aids by the time he was in grade 6 and he died early in his grade 8 year.
The problem here is huge. There are many more stories I could tell you, but this was the one that affected me most.
I don't judge people with hiv/aids; it is a complex problem and judging won't solve it.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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My DH is pos. .. He found out a few years after our kid was born. It didn't change the way I felt about him, it just changed our sex life up a bit. He had been an IV drug user in the early 90'. Both our child and I are Negative, and look forward to staying that way.

.thatsme.
by on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:48 AM
Oh and he's gay

Quoting .thatsme.:

My uncle has Aids. He found out probably 15 years ago...and when he found out it was already full blown Aids....not HIV! He's still living and doing pretty well. I don't act any differently around him. I realize you can't get it from hugging....etc.
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by Anonymous 8 on Jul. 29, 2012 at 8:49 AM
I have a family member who was recently hospitalized for serious breathing problems, then they do a HIV test only to find out he not only has it, but it has turned into AIDS. Do I look at this family member different? Hell no.
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