Negative Attitudes Towards Hiv / Aids

1778 Words Nov 4th, 2015 8 Pages
I have observed many negative attitudes towards HIV/ AIDS that my research has only proven further. The first observation is that a lot of people tend to feel invincible or immune to the disease and forget that anyone can acquire it, especially those with numerous sexual partners.
As humans we can all be a little nasty at times, but when people are informed that someone around them have HIV-AIDS they perceive them in a whole new light and even see the disease and no longer see person. In our day-to-day lives we don 't think of how people with these diseases are affected mentally and socially but my research has a really opened my eyes. I can recall a time when I was ignorant to the causes of AIDS, and was amidst a conversation with my peers about hypothetical situations of people with AIDS, and stated "she shouldn 't have been having sex with all those people then." Following that horrible statement, I was attacked and educated by my peers that there are more ways to contract the disease other than sexually. I never forgot that day. And in retrospect I regret my nasty judgement towards the person even though it was a hypothetical situation. It just goes to show how nasty and negative, attitudes can be. Even if someone did contract the disease from having numerous sexual partners, no one has a right to judge.
A great deal of the affected become isolated from the world around them because of fear of being judged, ridiculed, and scorned. “I 've had less contact with people…
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