First of all, before I go into the topic at hand, I would like us all to answer the question truthfully. I am pretty sure we have all heard about Charlie Sheen’s HIV status and how he hid it from everyone including his sexual partners for years.
I know it is very easy for us to cast blame on Charlie about how inhumane he is bla bla bla. But like I said earlier, search yourself and answer truthfully. If you were
a public figur e HIV positive, would you really reveal this information to a potential sexual partner?
Don’t get me wrong, I am not in anyway saying Charlie was right in depriving his partners of that information so they could make a decision whether to continue or discontinue their sexual involvement with him.
All I am saying is that it really is a lot easier said than done. Telling is the right thing to do but then again, how many of us “really” do the right thing in our everyday lives?
It is such a shame that Charlie is HIV positive and I am sure a lot of his numerous sexual partners will dash to the lab to get tested immediately.
At least those women are covered all thanks to the effective legal system in America. It turns out that majority of his previous sexual partners including his “one night stands” are threatening to sue Charlie for knowingly putting them at risk.
Be rest assured that the entire America will now claim to have had a one night stand with Charlie so they could all get a settlement.
What can I say? The only thing better than contracting HIV is getting paid for contracting HIV.
Too bad for our Nigerian women who fall under the same category but lack legal protection. Who would fight for them and protect their rights?
As a matter of fact, in this beautiful country of ours, as opposed to reprimanding the man for depriving the woman of the information, the reprimanding would go to the woman for what might be called a “promiscuous behavior”.
This just brings me back to the topic at hand, would you honestly really divulge that information to a potential partner?
Especially if you haven’t had sexual intercourse in a long while and the possibility of getting turned down isn’t even an option for you as your tank is most likely full. Would you still be Mr or Mrs righteous then?
Regardless of what your answer is, all I can say is GET TESTED and USE PROTECTION and please LAY OFF THE ONE NIGHT STANDS!
For those of us in a relationship, I see absolutely nothing wrong with getting tested before you and your partner engage in sexual activities. If he/she refuses, kindly borrow a leg from Ben Johnson and run as fast as you can.
I saw a movie recently of a man that knew he was HIV positive for YEARS but didn’t tell his wife and when his wife eventually discovered her status, his saving grace was that she actually cheated on him once so she automatically assumed she contracted it from that person.
Until she found her husband’s hospital appointment card and his immune boosting drugs dating back almost five years that all hell broke loose.
Now, that behavior is callous on every level and completely inexcusable.
Not only did he knowingly infect his wife, he was also treating himself while he left his wife to die in silence since she wasn’t aware of her HIV status.
So imagine she hadn’t cheated, she probably wouldn’t have gotten tested and most likely would have ended up dying of “unknown causes”.
I am honestly not going to play Mrs righteous and tell you who and who not to tell about your HIV status. That is entirely up to you BUT all I would say is DO NOT engage in UNPROTECTED sexual activities (knowingly or unknowingly) with anyone when you are HIV positive.
That is just plain evil!
However, if you have contracted the virus, not to worry, one is more likely to be hit by a car than you dying of the virus anytime soon.
Go to a hospital if you haven’t already and start your retro-viral drugs IMMEDIATELY. You will be fine!
And if you are still safe, kindly avoid unprotected sex especially with strangers or as it is generally known, ONE NIGHT STAND! Remember, we are not in America and no one can protect you if you fall victim.
So act wisely people!
Would you tell about your HIV status?
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