What are your thoughts on negative people specifically searching for positive people, to have unprotected sex and become positive? What do you tell people like this? Do you just ignore them?
I know there are bugchasers. I think that is stupid. I know I am HIV poz but rather had been HIV negative . If you have a choice stay negative and use your head. That's what I think. HIV is still a lifelong disease so do NOT waste it.
@A myHIVteam Member let's just say people will go to any lengths to let the government take care of them, so they do not have to work. In the past, yes it was necessary, now it isn't, but they still want to try to get something for nothing.
That's a little harsh I do understand why you feel that way once they get they will be punished. As positive people we can help educate these people and stop behaving so irresponsible. When they start having all kinds of side effects from meds neuropathy and liver and kidney functions elevated and the rejection from family and friends they will regret ever wanting this disease. We do get a lot of services but what we lose is far greater than what we gain
@A myHIVteam Member from what I understand, back in the beginning of the HIV/AIDS scare, when people started getting sick, the cost of HIV was so expensive (like it isn't now right?) people were able to get SSDI, their rent paid for, food. My first medical case manager said there was programs where people would walk your dogs for you, go shopping for you, and all kinds of other benefits. Now that we have medications that will make us live a normal life, all of those benefits have gone away, yet some people hear about these past benefits and think they are still available. So they go out and get infected and think they no longer have to work and get everything catered to them. It is not that way. Things were different in the 80s and 90s.