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Do you think this article about the current state of HIV/AIDS does more harm than good?

The intent of the article is to highlight the fact that some people who think/know they have HIV don't seek treatment because they mistakenly believe an HIV diagnosis is an automatic death sentence. The author claims that progression to AIDS is entirely avoidable with the right drugs, and even advocates for eventually doing away with the term "AIDS." While the article is well-intentioned, and I'm certain that it's true to some extent, what really comes through in the article is that HIV/AIDS is a manageable disease and that poz people live long lives and usually die of something unrelated to their poz status. In this age of increasing barebacking, I think it's irresponsible to reinfornce the belief that HIV is just another disease that's manageable by popping a pill a day. The article doesn't even discuss the many negative side effects of the drugs that can adversely affect one's quality of life. I'm neg, thankfully, but I worry about the ongoing mentality that HIV is just not big a deal. Text of article at link.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-lisa-fitzpatrick/away-with-aids_b_2625271.html


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