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Author Topic: Former Heavyweight Champ and AIDS Denialist Dead at 44  (Read 4061 times)

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Offline drewm

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Re: Former Heavyweight Champ and AIDS Denialist Dead at 44
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 08:09:20 PM »
Deny it and DIE...Accept it, treat it and LIVE. It's that simple...
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline xasxas

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Re: Former Heavyweight Champ and AIDS Denialist Dead at 44
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 10:20:25 AM »
Even though he was a denialist, I still feel bad for the guy.

I think part of his denialism was due to the fact that he couldn't deal with the stygmatism and being cast out of his profession due to HIV.  So he created a fantasy that let him believe it was all a conspiracy with tragic consequences.


Offline darryaz

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Re: Former Heavyweight Champ and AIDS Denialist Dead at 44
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 11:05:33 AM »
I didn't realize until I read the local paper that he's from Jay, Oklahoma - just about 90 miles away.

Offline lt14life

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Re: Former Heavyweight Champ and AIDS Denialist Dead at 44
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 12:44:40 PM »
I have been involved in boxing for over 46 yrs and can honestly say that Tommy was a class act, All of his legal problems were a result of his HIV diagnosis, He just couldn't deal with the reality of it all. Tommy was set to make millions with a Mike Tyson fight before the HIV Diagnosis and then it was all gone as a result of his poor choices of unprotected sex, So his living in denial was his choice and he paid the ultimate price for it .   RIP Tommy The DUKE Morrison.


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