Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chris Nielsen, Shares his Opinion after Watching HoN

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Date:     August 9, 2010 11:07:56 PM CDT

"I was thoroughly furious after watching this infantile movie. I came out in 1983 when this movie maker was still in diapers. Ironically gay men at this time would soon be in diapers literally sick to death with AIDS. Let's get something straight, AIDS is the most appropriate term for this disorder. It simply describes an acquired syndrome, which is what a person has the second that he or she is infected with the HIV virus. But all of this posturing over whether someone has HIV or AIDS is nothing more than people trying to deny or candy coat the fact a person has an acquired syndrome which is impacting their immune system, i.e. AIDS. Just because a person is not showing symptoms or has a T-cell count of a certain number does not remove the fact that HIV is doing some sort of damage, i.e. a syndrome is in progress. Frankly I think that making a lethal disorder such as AIDS sound prettier or less deadly is criminal. I think a lot of pressure is coming from the gay community, where a huge number of gay men are HIV positive and sexually active. This is why they want the disorder to sound less deadly: so they have a better chance of getting laid. I think this current mindset amongst gay men and supposed health care professionals, who are now lumping "HIV Disease?" with measles or herpes, is downright socio-pathic. I am gay and 49, and am totally proud of the fact that I care enough about myself and humanity to remain HIV negative. It frankly sickens me that so many people, particularly gay men, are so god damned cavalier about this disorder. Back in the 80s and 90s, when so many great people were praying for some way to stay alive, we would have given anything to have the current drug cocktails. And isn't it sickening that so many people are now running around barebacking with no care in the world simply because they can get these drugs. It is a huge slap in the face to all of the gay men who died in the 80s and 90s. I am ashamed to be gay when I think about how badly gay men are acting at this time!"

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