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Offline mewithu

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jealousy I guess
« on: April 13, 2009, 11:19:09 PM »
 I was talking to my older brother about a month ago about People on Aids that have  lipoatrophy.
 I was telling him about people that are  models and such need Treatments for lipoatrophy. I said I see their need to want the treatment. He said they should just get another job. How rude of him I thought. Why do "Straight" people have to hate us so much inside of themself that they can't see past their on interests.
 I didn't say any thing back to him as to make it an argument.
1997 is when I found out, being deathly ill. I had to go to the hospital due to extreme headache and fever. I fell coma like,  two months later weighing 95 pounds and in extreme pain and awoke to knowledge of Pancreatis, Cryptococcal Meningitis, Thrush,Severe Diarea,  Wasting, PCP pneumonia. No eating, only through tpn. Very sick, I was lucky I had good insurance with the company I worked for. I was in the hospital for three months that time. 
(2010 Now doing OK cd4=210  VL= < 75)
I have become resistant to many nukes and non nukes, Now on Reyataz, , Combivir. Working well for me not too many side effects.  I have the wasting syndrome, Fatigue  . Hard to deal with but believe it or not I have been through worse. Three Pulmonary Embolism's in my life. 2012 520 t's <20 V load

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Re: jealousy I guess
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 07:38:28 AM »
Hi MWU,

I'm not convinced this is a case of "straight" people hating gay people.

I've known plenty of people, some hiv positive, but also many who were hiv negative, who had to change jobs because of some type of physical problem. Some of these problems could have also been fixed by surgery or other medical intervention, but the job/career change was the most reliable/obvious/common-sense solution when the person had to maintain a livelihood.

I understand that you were looking for a more compassionate response from your brother, but maybe he was just being practical. Being practical does not equal hate.

Not all straight people hate gay people. I certainly don't.

Ann
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