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Offline Tempeboy

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ho ho ho fucking ho
« on: December 26, 2008, 10:34:32 AM »
Happiness and good health to all,

I am in tears. 

Whilst my own health is reasonable, and all else is fair during this time of year of propaganda, homophobia and capitalist lies, I am left with anger and sadness.  Mainly my own - but I need to vent.

Why - are drugs prescribed first line that cause psychiatirc side effects?  Why - are drugs prescribed first line that cause chronic diarrhoea?  I have just burried 3 dear to me - in the last 2 weeks.  One volunteer, I colleague and 1 infant.

Where is the justice, where are the activists, where is the anger, where...........

Apologies................

Are we forgotten, have we lost our public appeal, this is the most horrific health crisis to happen to humanity -  and I will not excuse any neglect or derision of us, we, or ours.

I am so sorry - I have never been so saddened.  To bury a friend is horrific, to bury a child is unbearable.

your friend from the southern hemisphere



« Last Edit: December 26, 2008, 10:38:12 AM by Tempeboy »
Roughly roundabout somewhere in the eighteenth or nineteenth century, Sodomite begat Homosexual out of moral, medical and legal models, bequeathing him Identity, who inbred with Nuclear Family and Industrialism to spawn Homophobia.

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Offline hotpuppy

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Re: ho ho ho fucking ho
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 11:13:55 AM »
Tempeboy,
  Sorry to hear about your loss.  You are right.  Much needs to be done, and much is not being done.


I'm afraid that the cost will be unimaginable.  Humanity will pay a high price for marginalizing some, pretending it's okay, and failing to openly engage diversity. 

Here in the US we are about to complete 8 years of Bush doctrine.  While Bush has taken good steps in sharing medicine abroad, we have reverted to a lack of good prevention.  Just when we should have rounded the corner, we will see an uptick in new infections.  We have whole segments of our society that have little prevention messaging (latino).  The results are devastating.

Yet here in the US we are fortunate to have the resources and treatment options available.  All should be this fortunate.  Only a few recognize the moral and ethical dilemna we are facing.  I'm afraid that they are not enough to ensure the right response. 

We still have to work for a better future that includes everyone.  May your anger be a catalyst for a better tomorrow.

Don't obsess over the wrong things.  Life isn't about your numbers, it isn't about this forum, it isn't about someone's opinion.  It's about getting out there and enjoying it.   I am a person with HIV - not the other way around.

Offline BT65

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Re: ho ho ho fucking ho
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 01:07:53 PM »
I just wanted to express my condolences.  I am so, so sorry for your losses.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: ho ho ho fucking ho
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008, 07:36:46 PM »
My condolences...   :(
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Offline Moffie65

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Re: ho ho ho fucking ho
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2008, 11:10:39 AM »
Happiness and good health to all,

I am in tears. 

Where is the justice, where are the activists, where is the anger, where...........

Apologies................

Are we forgotten, have we lost our public appeal, this is the most horrific health crisis to happen to humanity -  and I will not excuse any neglect or derision of us, we, or ours.


Tempeboy, I am sorry for your loss, and don't handle HIV deaths very well myself.

Sounds to me like you need some answers, so I am giving you some of my views here.  Personally, I think Tempeboy is being burdened with the severe needs of this pandemic, and is asking some questions he can answer.

I am one of those activists, yet my age, both physically and HIV+ wise, have now kept me from doing much activism lately.  Last year I had drug failure, due to not only physical challenges, but the stress of activism and being too spread out in goals and work.  I apologise that I cannot do too much anymore for the cause, but the Gods have spoken and I have to slow down.  62 is not really old in my book, but my body has stated otherwise.  Hell, I am just grateful to be able to experience aging, and mostly due to those who have gone before me and given their lives through drug trials, and acting out against the governments' apathy in the past.

I feel like you are being now challenged with getting involved in your home neighborhood in making sure that more people are not going to die, and more people are not going to be infected with this terrible virus.  You now have a connection with many of the "old guard" who were involved in the early days of this fight, so please use us here, and ask anything you need to know about organizing, and about the political fight that becomes necessary when dealing with a world wide pandemic.  We are still here, and we still remember those early days of opposition to deadly apathy.

You are a strong spirited intellectual person, so now that you have had the burn of loss of friends and family; it seems only natural that you consider taking this rant and this burn on into the future, and build a good work on its' foundation.

Love you buddy, and thanks for sharing.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline mecch

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Re: ho ho ho fucking ho
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2008, 11:27:17 AM »
I am so sorry to hear of the deaths of those close to you.

You do not come right out and say these deaths were the result of HIV, not that it matters for the painful loss, but the rest of the post seems to be about the pain of HIV. It would be helpful to put these matters clearly. I see that you are in Australia and I am surprised that one person can lose 3 close people to AIDS in just a two week period.  I know people still die all over the world of AIDS, but it seems like so many and so concentrated, for a first world experience.

As to your other comments - I don't know if all "first line" HAART has the effects that you mention - psychiatric and diarrhea.  Surely some people get these and some do not, depending on three factors, at least:  1) the person's own body reaction to HAART, 2) the timing of beginning HAART and the state of the person's immune system and 3) the drugs available.  I have heard that older drugs and less supportable regimes are often the only ones available in developing or poor countries, but Australia?

Anyway, I feel that you are very distraught, and so send my sincere condolences, and I understand that a stranger reading this post, such as I, cannot expect all the details.

I hope 2009 brings you some renewed comfort and stability.


“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline hotpuppy

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Re: ho ho ho fucking ho
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2008, 12:38:43 PM »
I am one of those activists, yet my age, both physically and HIV+ wise, have now kept me from doing much activism lately. 

This is not the thread for it... but it's critically important that the older activists teach those of us willing to step up to the challenge how to do it.  Your knowledge is perhaps the most important thing you can still contribute and please don't underestimate it's value, importance, or others appreciation for it.
Don't obsess over the wrong things.  Life isn't about your numbers, it isn't about this forum, it isn't about someone's opinion.  It's about getting out there and enjoying it.   I am a person with HIV - not the other way around.

 


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