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Wednesday, 01 April 2009

HIV: ¿HOW ABOUT A MENTAL CURE?


HIV/AIDS has been RAVAGING the world for more than two decades, destroying lives AND crippling societies. This disease has a MAJOR impact on us because we are all AFFECTED by this killer in some shape, form OR fashion. The PHYSICAL strain that the body goes through because of this virus is NOTHING compared to what one goes through mentally. So while the world implodes as we yield to this HELL on EARTH trying to find a cure for the symptoms, HOW ABOUT A MENTAL CURE? I get that when an HIV diagnosis is given, mental health conditions tag along with it. However, what about persons that are NOT infected with this illness? Doesn’t HIV/AIDS affect everyone on this planet? Shouldn’t there be a universal yearning to cure that which medicine can’t reach? There are a great many ways in which human beings can die and for all our tenacity, we are VERY fragile creatures. But I believe that death happens in the mind LONG before it takes place physically. And it seems that with HIV we have somewhat quarantined off a certain part of ourselves rather than deal with the issue. Ensuring that NOBODY wins…Dealing effectively with something like this isn’t as simple as taking some pills OR just practicing safe sex, it will take so much more. The thing is, are we prepared to go there? The ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL approach to managing risk misses the complexity and in and of itself is VERY dangerous. Does a simple method, PRACTICE SAFE SEX, really makes it any easier to have deeper discussions about sexual risk? Some would say YES and I do agree but how much has that served us up to this point? Given the lingering stigma surrounding HIV, it's understandable why we’ve gotten this far, but isn’t time that we go even further? Isn’t time that we hold ourselves accountable to the MORAL standards of human life? I am thinking that if we were to BUILD healthy communities where people feel they can mentally get off with one another, the focus wouldn’t be on separating who is NEGATIVE or POSITIVE and curing their symptoms…it would be about synergy AND curing the root the problem…I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE FACT THAT OUR ENTIRE SEXUAL PERSONA HAS TO SHIFT & THE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN BUILDING IN OUR MINDS FOR ALL THESE YEARS IS CLOUDED BY ANXIETY…OUR CROTCH IS GONE, MAYBE IT NEVER EXISTED IN THE FIRST PLACE, BUT WE ARE NOW FACED WITH ONE OPTION & THAT OPTION IS TO TAKE THIS DISEASE ON HALF OF THE WAY OR FULL ON…SO CURING THIS DISEASE IS GREAT, BUT TO ME IT SEEMS LIKE AN ATTEMPT TO RE-START OR REBOOT THE HEART OF A HALF BRAIN DEAD  INDIVIDUAL…& WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE HUMAN MIND STARTS TO GO DEAD…DON’T WE? DESPITE THE FACT THAT THIS DISEASE NEEDS TO BE CURED, I THINK THAT OUR MENTAL STATE NEEDS TO CLEARED IF WE ARE TO BRING A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION TO THIS MOVIE THAT HAS NO SCRIPT…

15 comments:

  1. Could not agree with you more. The Pope's recent pronouncement in Africa only points up that fact that HIV-AIDS "stuff" is really fucked up. What the hell is he thinking? It is because HIV_AIDS is a SEXUALLY transmitted disease that there is all this ambiguity surrounding the plague. If it was bubonic plague damn straight the World Health Organization and any number of other international health organizations would have eradicated this disease long ago.

    We are all schizophrenic about AIDS. And I don't recuse myself from this group having recently ended a burgeoning relationship with a positive man. Don't know what the solution is but we have to acknowledge that this is one of the world's most devastating diseases - whatever the transmission mode -- and we need to get on it and find a cure. Fuck the moral issues -- the only moral issue is the number of people around the world who are infected every year and die every year from this disease. Let's get real folks.

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  2. Whoa! You are soooo on point with the TGK!!

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  3. Thankyou for this post! Liebe Grüße Björn

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  4. I agree with you, the major was is mental within the gay community surrounding sex, love, and the desire to be desired. We have a lot of work to so. When AIDS is finally cured/no longer an epidemic, if we have not taken a look at how we view ourselves, sex will lead us to the next major disease/epidemic.

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  5. Cure for AIDS? " Fuck the moral issues"? OK.

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  6. SCOTT747 - WE NEED TO GET REAL INDEED

    ACOUSTIC SOUL - I AM GLAD YOU FEEL THAT WAY

    BJORNS-BRUTZELBUDE - YOU ARE WELCOME

    WHOZHE - I THINK THAT'S WHY THINGS ARE THE WAY THEY ARE RIGHT NOW...& IT IS UP TO US TO ENSURE THAT WE GET IT RIGHT BUT...

    MISS SHALLOTTE - ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE OKAY?

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  7. RE: MISS SHALLOTTE - ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE OKAY?
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    Sometimes there's just nothing more to say. All that needs to be said has been said. But maybe some other time...

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  8. I agree with you, it is far time we veiw ourselves and habits closely and not allow this disease to continue to destroy us morally or mentally. A cure is needed with the quickness. Our community has lost so many wonderful people due to HIV/AIDS. Think First!

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  9. CHET - PITY WE ALL DON'T LIVE IN THE SAME PLACE HUH?

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  10. It sounds good in theory and its something to hope for. I just dont have that much faith in people that they will make the effort.

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  11. TRU3LOGIC - THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE...DESPITE THE FAITH OF OTHERS...

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  12. I AGREE. FUCK THE MORALS. IF MORALS ARE KEEPING PEOPLE SEXUALLY ACTIVE BECAUSE THE CHURCH REFUSES TO TALK ABOUT SEX LET ALONE HIV/AIDS...FUCK IT. THE MIND STATE OF SOME IS THAT IF WE DON'T TALK ABOUT IT IT WILL GO AWAY BUT HA..ITS GETTING WORSE SO NOW WHAT? I AGREE WITH YOU GAYTE.

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  13. JAMAR HERROD - FUCK THE MORALS INDEED...NICE TO HAVE YOU ON MY SIDE...

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  14. I agree that our mentality has to change

    Practice safe sex is a great lesson but there also needs to be a conversation. People need to love themselves people need to understand that we have to talk about these thing with our partner, families, communities.

    What makes us safer is getting rid of all the subjects that are taboo and really empowering each other so that we can have the best life HIV infected or not

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