Dating issue outside race still today
It says we're not a threat.'There's hope and people feel the hope and they see the movement.'People do feel more empowered.'But some doctors feel like "oh my god why are you sharing this? They have this judgement that everyone's going to be out there f***ing people and they don't like that behavior.Dr Jonathan Mermin Director of National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention and Dr Eugene Mc Cray Director Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention said: 'People who take ART [anti-retroviral therapy] daily as prescribed and achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus to an HIV-negative partner.'The move was hailed as a 'breakthrough against stigma and for HIV prevention' by the HIV community.Speaking this week ahead of World AIDS Day, Boyd choked up as he said the acknowledgement was 'extremely important'.'I was fearful of sharing my story so publicly; I didn't want to jeopardize things in my life - whether it was a relationship or a business.In the early days of the epidemic, medics had always hedged, saying HIV patients taking anti-retroviral therapy (ART) - the medication to suppress their virus - still had risk of transmitting the virus.However, that changed in 1996, when HAART (highly-active retroviral therapy) was created and approved.'When the CDC came out and backed it, it's like "wow, this is for real, I really can feel confident that my medication will remove my risk 100 percent".'When Vaughan was first diagnosed, it was her then-15-year-old daughter who 'punched AIDS into Google and said "hey mom this is totally treatable"'. But she started taking ART and began sharing her story via You Tube to educate other women like her - since new diagnoses among women are not slowing down as fast as they are in gay men, who are the target of most public health campaigns.
She was diagnosed with AIDS, which develops from the final stage of HIV.But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - the top health authority that determines America's policies and stances on all medical matters - has resisted.Finally, in September this year, the CDC announced in a letter to mark National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day that HIV patients cannot transmit the virus to sexual partners if they have suppressed their viral load with medication, joining 500 other organizations in 60 countries, including China, Vietnam, Ukraine and Russia.It's one thing to be out and gay, but if you add on this issue about healthcare...
you walk in and they're like "that's a health liability right there, we don't want them working here".But it's not about f***ing around, it's about being able to experience relationships and intimacy and confidence in yourself like anyone else without shame and guilt and a fear that you are a risk.'Jennifer Vaughan, 47, is a heterosexual mother-of-three and substitute teacher in Watsonville, California, who contracted HIV from a boyfriend she briefly dated after her divorce.