My Uncle Didn’t Get AIDS Because He Was Gay

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About Kathryn DeHoyos

Kathryn DeHoyos currently resides on the outskirts of Austin, TX. She is the News Editor for the Good Feed Blog and absolutely loves what she does. She is the happy mommy to a wild 2 year old girl-child, and is blissfully happy being un-married to her life partner DJ.

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  1. A lovely and timely story – 1st December is of course World Aids day. So many forget that because it’s all so unfashionable now.

    I find it fascinating that a known and still growing issue that affects half the worlds population – and believe it or not even has relevance to men (The other half) – just passes so many by… and it gets worse each year.

    Most worrying is that in the USA – UK and in fact everywhere infection rates have started to go up. You see – fighting a disease is an ongoing issue, and when you sit back and take it easy there may be no immediate kick back, but there will be eventually. So one wonders what are good men and women around the globe going to do about getting that genie back under control, even if it can’t be stuffed back into the bottle!

    Just as a Puppy in not just for Christmas – Aids is not for just one day of the year … and it’s such a pity it don’t come with a wet nose and big sad eyes that people think adorable!

    • Kathryn DeHoyos says:

      Thank you for your comment! You are so right! People’s interest and activism has moved to other, newer issues…all of which deserve attention mind you! But because AIDS is no longer a “hot topic” people seem to think it has gone away or has become a non-issue which is not the case at all! Infection rates go up when educating young people about HIV/AIDS gets pushed to to back burner! When I was in school AIDS was still hitting the scene really hard, Ryan White especially…now kids don’t even know who he was! So many of my friends now will tell me about sexual encounters they have had and I always ask “did you use protection?” and I can’t tell you how many times I have heard things like “girl, I’m on the pill…” or “she’s got it covered…” like pregnancy is the ONLY thing to worry about! I end up feeling like such a nag sometimes but I don’t EVER want to watch another person I love waste away from something that could have been prevented!

      And in response to your question…EDUCATION! EDUCATION! EDUCATION! Also, making both male and female condoms READILY AVAILABLE to everyone!

  2. BelindieG says:

    Or else he had sex with someone who shot drugs.

    • Kathryn DeHoyos says:

      You are right!! That is also a very real possibility! But whether a promiscuous partner or a partner who was an IV drug user the bottom line is they didn’t use protection and an amazing man lost his life because of it! Thank you for pointing that out though! Even I forget to think about the spread of AIDS in that manner sometimes! Probably because IV drug use is discussed even less than AIDS is…thank you for pointing that out!

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