You should be publicly executed HIV positive man shares vile Grindr messages

first_imgTom shared the screenshots on Twitter yesterday, addressing the question ‘HIV is sorted now isn’t it?’, which he says he is commonly asked.‘Medically? Treatments are simple, effective and stop onwards transmission. Socially? HAH. NO. NOPE’ he wrote.Speaking to Gay Star News, Tom Hayes, the editor of the website Beyond Positive, and whose Twitter handle is @PositiveLad said: ‘Medically HIV is an incredible success story, it’s the fastest moving disease area in the world. We’ve gone from discovery of the virus to a single daily pill that stops you passing it on in just 30 years.‘Sadly, society hasn’t moved at the same pace. People living with HIV still have to deal with stigma on a daily basis – be it from HIV negative peers, tattoo parlours or even the medical profession.‘I wanted to share just a few of the messages I’ve received online to highlight the issue – and hopefully make people think twice before rejecting someone because of their HIV status.’‘Omg they let hiv ppl on here now?’Comments he shared included: ‘‘U heard me, riddled, HIV, whore, disgraceful’ and ‘omg they let hiv ppl on here now?! Whats wrong with ppl. Why u on here? Ffs.’In a series of Twitter posts, Tom wrote as follows:‘Whilst we’ve made huge strides medically in HIV care the response from wider society has been lacking to say the least. ‘We’re still refused tattoos, dental care, travel to certain countries.‘We still receive abuse on a frequent basis when looking for friends, sex & love.’ Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A HIV positive man has revealed some of the horrible messages he receives from people on Grindr, including: ‘Bet you wish you’d worn a rubber now slut’. ‘This seems all the more common in communities that should know better. The LGBT community for example has borne the brunt of the HIV epidemic – so you’d think there would be compassion and understanding out there from our negative peers.’’Sadly HIV stigma seems at its worst within these most affected communities.‘Is it a result of fear? Fear knowing that because you’re gay you’re more likely to contract HIV? ‘But then surely you should educate yourself?  You don’t avoid HIV by sticking your head in the sand.‘By actively avoiding talking to people living with HIV all you’re doing is keeping yourself out of he loop. ‘You’re missing out on massive advances like #UequalsU – the fact that people living with HIV on treatment and undetectable can not pass HIV on sexually.‘By not talking to us you aren’t educating yourself, you’re not challenging your fears. ‘When we don’t learn we can’t get past fear, when we don’t tackle fear it turns into stigma. Then you take your fear based stigma out on us. Don’t make your problems our problems.‘Finally. By excluding people living with HIV from your friendship, dating or sex circles all you’re really doing is putting yourself in a weaker position when it comes to your own sexual health. ‘And to be fair missing out on some pretty freaking awesome people.’THREAD1. One thing I hear again and again when talking to the media, or the negative general population, is that “HIV is sorted now isn’t it?”.Medically? Treatments are simple, effective and stop onwards transmission.Socially? HAH. NO. NOPE.— Tom [PositiveLad] (@PositiveLad) June 1, 2018 One of the messages reads: ‘Positive? No thanks’ | Photo: Pixabay Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) HIV stigma summed up in one cruel Grindr messageGay artist creates portrait of Princess Diana in HIV positive bloodGrindr hookup couple get a HIV test – and one finds out he is positiveRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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first_imgJohnson, who has now been with the team for a little more than a week, noted the situation does have a silver lining. The time off has helped him focus on learning the team’s playbook.But nothing can replace on-field reps, and Johnson said he’d like to get some in during the preseason in order to feel ready for Week 1.“I feel like I need preseason games,” he said. “I always like — every preseason I like to get in there, get a couple carries in, and just get the feel for it.” – / 30 Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arians called Johnson’s status day-to-day and Wednesday said it’s possible he will return by the end of this week. Following practice, which Johnson did not take part in, the running back said his hamstring is feeling pretty good.“We’re working towards getting back out there this week,” he said. “One of these days this week.”The Cardinals are scheduled to have two more days of practice — Thursday and Friday — before hitting the road for a Sunday preseason matchup with the Oakland Raiders.Johnson said it is frustrating that he suffered the injury on the final play of practice. He said it happened while he was making a move during a run. He stopped running as soon as he felt the pain.The running back doesn’t feel like he needs to be on the field to prove what he can do, though as a player who has missed just one game in seven NFL seasons, missing time doesn’t sit well with him.“I think they know what I can do already, but it’s just the type of player I am, I want to be out there practicing with my teammates,” he said. “I’ve never been a guy that really missed games or practice or anything like that. It’s a situation where it’s just frustrating just watching practice, like, I know I need to be out there practicing.” GLENDALE, Ariz. — Leading into last Saturday’s preseason contest with the San Diego Chargers, many were excited to see new Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson.Signed to a one-year deal earlier in the week, head coach Bruce Arians talked about how the former Tennessee Titan and New York Jet would get roughly five to six carries in the game. Unfortunately, Johnson hurt his hamstring on the final play of Thursday’s practice and has not been on the field since. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more