Do you know anyone with AIDS, HIV, or Hepetitis?

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
January 3, 2007 9:57am CST
If you do, do you treat them any differently? Have you broken off a friendship with someone just because they were ill and you were afraid that you would become ill to just from associating with them? I have several friends with HIV, and Hepatitis and I love these people. My HIV status is negative, ditto for AIDS and hepatitis and though I woun't share a glass or cigarrette with them I am also not afraid to touch them, hug them, or be their friend. I treasure my friendships and I think that people that have contracted some deadly disease are still people and are still in need ofphysical contact and in need of all the friends that they can get.
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@ezzrssi (11195)
• Italy
3 Jan 07
no i dont
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Thank you for your response. If you knew anyone who did would you remain friends with them or ostracize them?
@Rainspy (45)
• India
4 Jan 07
Yes.. i know. Its really painful to see them go thru tis stage of their lives.
@tigrashadow (1086)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
i am fortunate enough that only one of my friends has HIV but i treat him no different than i would anyone else..he is still the same person but a few more precautions in everyday things have to be used is all... i am not afraid of someone with these diseases....often people dont know how to treat anyone with a major disease or illness...let alone a contageous one...its sad really