A lot of heads were turned last night when Annie Lennox showed up on “Idol Gives Back” wearing a t-shirt with the words “HIV POSITIVE” […] Read
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Makes one question if one could wear a shirt like that without feeling the need to explain that one not HIV+.
It is a terrible disease affecting both those that have made terrible lifestyle choices as well as those who contracted it though other means such as blood tranfusion and the lady who got it from her husband who cheated on her with a hooker. But I don’t think that this is a good thing Annie is doing. It is Nothing to brag about having a deadly disease. Easy for her to do as she is perfectly healthy. I just don’t have a good feeling about what she is doing all though her intentions may be honorable.
Well…It is a terrible disease affecting both those that have made terrible lifestyle choices as well as those who contracted it though other means such as blood tranfusion and the lady who got it from her husband who cheated on her with a hooker. But I don’t think that this is a good thing Annie is doing. It is Nothing to brag about having a deadly disease. Easy for her to do as she is perfectly healthy. I just don’t have a good feeling about what she is doing all though her intentions may be honorable.
Martha, I’m also on your side. Honey, you rock! I’d like to know where I could get one of those shirts because I’d buy seven of them in different colors to wear everyday of the week!
Carol, you’re right. You are not to be blamed for your husband’s infidelity.
And these people on here with these warped views: you’re only adding to the stigma. Do people with HIV really went out there and deliberately gave it to themselves?
Many women who have acquired this plague caught it because their partners have been cheating bastards.
Now, what we as people need to do is to get tested continually and tell our friends to get tested, and change our views on it. Instead of this hatred and stigmatization, help others through their time of need. You never know when it could be your turn (and it doesn’t have to be HIV either.)
That HIV/AIDS has so many worldwide ( millions of us have it, millions more will catch it )should eliminate the stigma associated with the disease. But, the fearful seem to think that as long as we can isolate sufferers with stigma and shame , the fearful can pretend to be too morally correct to ever contract the disease . It a shame that you can’t innoculate yourself from Cancer or Alzheimer’s by feeling too morally superior to have such a thing befall you. Love to all the sufferers out there – stay strong .
I think the world is lucky for having a person like Annie Lennox in it. She is interesting, different, intelligent, bold, unique and talented. She is her own woman. I have followed her ever since her early days, and think she is just a terrific and interesting and special person.
I think she is a greet Lady and a fantastic artist. I pray that God bless her with happiness
Many are born with it…how is that a choice of any kind?
The stupidest thing about HIV/AIDS is that it is 100% preventable in one way or another. It really shouldn’t be this hard to clean up the world.
If people didn’t share needles and sleep around the people who are unknowingly or knowingly spreading the disease wouldn’t be.
It wouldn’t be getting into blood supplies, it wouldn’t be passed on to wives who were cheated on, it wouldn’t be passed on to rape victims…and so on and on.
So to those saying it isnt related to bad choices Im sorry but it is…maybe just not the victims bad choices.
I agree to a point. Im sure you meant to explain that some people are affected by someone elses poor judgment and not thier own when speaking of contracting hiv. Many did nothing but are victims of others.
I don’t really care if people are HIV+ because they made a bad choice. Half of the people in this country are obese. They made bad choices too, over and over, and a lot more of my tax dollars are going to fund their health care than are going to fund the health care of poz people. Ditto for smokers and people who drink to excess. So take a good long look in the mirror, starting with your waistlines, before you throw any more stones.
I seem to remember a tribute concert dedicated to the life of Freddie Mercury. Annie was not ashamed then to stand up for people with AIDS, and, I highly doubt shes going to back down now!!! Rock it Annie!!!!!!!!!!!
Annie Lennox, thanks for proving that you are completely awesome. What a courageous and powerful gesture.
Even though we check the blood supplies for HIV, and Hepatitis amongst other things as well, the fact is any doctor will let you know before you get a blood transfusion that there is no way possible, that we can weed out all cases of HIV in that blood. At different times, your blood may NOT show antibodies to these diseases. You could be in a car accident, (God forbid), and need some blood. You WILL then sign a waiver stating that you realize that the blood you are abour to receive MAY contain blood-bourne illnesses, such as H.I.V. We all need to band together here. God bless you.
Boy Tom, didn’t quite expect all of that did ‘ya? Try to think before saying anything, will you? Geez… I have nothing else to add to all the diatribe above. ‘Nuff said!
I like the idea and the heart that is behind it.
Anyone else remember the Moral Majority and the time when they spread the word that Annie was a man? Wow! Women were not “allowed” to have short hair and be outspoken. Please note this was in the 1980′s, no the 1880′s. The church does wondrous things for and to the soul.
That shirt is NOT cool at all. Some thing are just not meant to be blurted out to the world. She could have raised awareness a different way.
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