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"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Username: Tonya

Post Number: 793
Registered: 07-2005

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Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 09:00 pm:   

***"I was in complete denial," he said. "I didn't want to believe I had it. . . . It's not every day you hear that you're going to die."***

I'm not sure if he {Basir} is being truthful, or just using this as an excuse/defense but I heard that many patients feel this way after being diagnosed. It's scary because that could be the main reason the disease is spreading so rapidly... but for a community that don't take mental health issues seriously, I don't see how that problem can be solved.

***...the District already faces an HIV crisis: One in 20 residents is infected with the AIDS virus, the highest rate of any major U.S. city.***

Wow... One in 20. And I'm assuming that's only the ones who've been diagnosed. DEVASTATING! It just goes to show that this is an issue that we (AAs) gotta stop ignoring. It's depressing but we must do something, because if D.C. is representative of the AA community (which it could be since it's virtually all black) we're in really, really bad shape.


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