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Wednesday, April 1, 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…

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