Wednesday, February 16, 2005

New Scare, old mentality towards HIV

A new strain of HIV has been found in New York City that causes AIDS incredibly rapidly and is resistent to almost all known HIV treatment drugs. This story has caused a scare in many communities, but one small bit of information should scare people even more. One of the New York man's sexual partners has so far refused to be tested by doctors, and could possibly be a part of the origins of the sped up deterioration of the sick man. This shouldn't scare people because there is possibly an HIV positive person in New York who doesn't use protection, this should scare people because there is possibly an HIV positive person in New York who refuses to be tested, refuses to cooperate with health officials, and who, like many others, has his head in the sand with regards to HIV and AIDS. That is the attitude that keeps the virus spreading.

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