You know, it is so hard for some people to talk about HIV! It's like if they even talk about it, they fear others will think they have it! I AM SO TIRED OF THE SHAME AND STIGMA of this human condition! WTF has to happen for people to speak up?! I am flooded with thousands of emails and inboxes all over my social media. Some people are afraid to publicly write and post because of the HIV in my name. I AM NOT GOING TO CHANGE THAT! This was a marketing and branding tactic when I started social media activism more than 7 or 8 years ago. People are so afraid of the ignorance of others or being rejected! We need to speak up!!
SCHOOLS DON'T LET ME SAY CONDOMS AND WANT ME TO PREACH ABSTINENCE!!! AND WE DO NOT WANT TO TALK TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT SEX AND USING PROTECTION!!! So where the hell will they learn!??? In the streets like I did! And this is why I got infected at the age of 16 in 1989 when we didn't even have the Internet and we had such little information! WE HAVE NO EXCUSES NOW! SPEAK UP!!!! Do not let history repeat itself! HIV/AIDS is number 1 in the African American community. Number 2 are Latinos. Communities of color are being affected by this human condition called HIV! We need to speak up or our new generation is doomed! :( 50 thousand new infections a year just in the USA alone!!! A young person gets infected with HIV from the ages of 13-26. We need to STOP THE IGNORANCE!
#Nomoreshame #Nomorestigma #HIVstopswithme
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