Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The stigma of AIDS and homosexuality.

AIDS Ribbon Pictures, Images and Photos All persons who suffer with AIDS are human beings and should be treated as such. To throw the stigma of AIDS around like some sort of novelty item is repulsive. The negative energy used against sufferers should be turned into something positive. Something more exceeding and exceptional to the cause. There are persons whom automatically throw around the notion that homosexual couples are the main problem in the world wide AIDS epidemic. It seems that beliefs (meaning the ones that only believe in male/female unions) are blinding common sense. In a sense, that would be UNPROTECTED SEX as a main factor in the spread of AIDS. No matter what the sexual preferences may be of the unions. I will not agree that shouting/assuming/blaming AIDS is acceptable or even humane when they are hashing over their views of homosexuality. Why do these said persons unconsciously (or even consciously) deem homosexual couples the problem for the rampant spreading of AIDS? Did "they" ever consider that unprotected sex is unprotected sex, no matter what the sexual inclination of the couple is? I presume that is a big fat greasy bowl of no. Question Mark Pictures, Images and Photos I am from the South. Let me first say that not all Southerners are homosexual haters. (How about that. A stigma of Southerners.) However, I have had unfortunate chances of witnessing horrible stigmas, so it really troubled me how fellow human beings can automatically jump to THEIR resolutions about AIDS and homosexuality. Persons are recurrently quick to shout that homosexual couples are at fault when it comes to the epidemic of AIDS. They tend to forget other factors. Some factors being people taking part in the usage of contaminated needles, infected blood contact, and lets not forget the unprotected sex part between ANY unions. These factors are literally left out of the equation. All elements of the ramification of AIDS should be considered when examined because it cannot be just the fault of one person, or even ten. More education on the behalf of most would be more considerable and logical, but unfortunately, some would rather stay in the dark and stick to their stigma blame games.
Stina

6 comments:

JayEl said...

Unprotected sex means prone to HIV/AIDS... Sexual preference has nothing to do with it...it's all about knowing your partner better...

Liberal I am. Bona fide I be. said...

Yes, exactly. I cannot fathom how people can actually single out the homosexual community and play the blame game.

JayEl said...

I wish we have medical cure for AIDS! I mean total cure!!!

JJ said...

Well what you said is true.

Unfortunately majority of people do connect AIDS to homosexuality. It is the excuse for a lot of people (like in my country) to condemn gay people.

Most people simply refuse to accept the solid fact that AIDS is not caused by homosexuality. It is caused by unprotected sex. Especially unprotected sex with people that you do not know. Thus AIDS can infect anyone be it straight, bisexual, gay or transsexual.

Lack of knowledge can lead to ignorance.

But the question is will you accept knowledge sincerely and openly if knowledge is served right in front of you?

Regards,

JJ

Helen H. David said...

Great post!

tikno said...

I also found a social paradigm in certain society that AIDS deemed as dirty disease or referred to the shame thing.