When the world is under the impression that frivolous and meaning less sexual encounters are not reckless, it takes a rapper with HIV to bring a reality check to the rest of the world. Mykki Blanco has informed the world of her HIV status. He possesses a confidence and courage, but regret to inform the world of his HIV Status, sooner .
The openly infected HIV positive person understands that their career and well-being are in danger, but their health is important but it has to be revealed after you have gained success, because record companies and the public are afraid to take a risk and the reputation of the artist determines their overall success. In the 1980’s when GRID now knows as AIDS destroyed the Art World and only destroyed gay men and they would lose their lives, while wearing the purple Kaposi’s Sarcoma Spots that would indicate to anyone familiar with the disease their health . The purple spots foreshadowed the AIDS victims early demise.
“I’ve been HIV positive since 2011, my entire career. F— stigma and hiding in the dark, this is my real life,” “I’m healthy. I’ve toured the world 3 times but I’ve been living in the dark, it’s time to actually be as punk as I say I am.”
Now AIDS and HIV are a part of the urban scene in 2015 and the disease itself is destroying families and costing millions, but reckless life is deemed more important.
Maybe if we were aware of the men and women that died painful deaths over 25 years ago, we would value our bodies more?
Maybe, if all possible we learn that by searching for just sexual encounters is empty and sets the tone of self-devaluation?
It is highly doubtful that AIDS will ever disappear but as a HIV negative person, it is still a fight that I will continue to speak on, due to the state of the world we are living in. Your business is your business, but your sexual behavior determines the lifestyle and legacy you leave behind.
We can’t assume that beauty doesn’t go hand in hand with criminal transmission.
The negative stigma of AIDS is a problem in the African-American Culture. As a little girl, I watched family members list every other disease but AIDS when we would lose a loved one. We don’t want to admit that we as a culture are in danger.
Pretty lips are a weakness, not protecting yourself is simply weak minded. When you are asked to list sexual partners, will your list of partners be presented in a brochure or will have as many pages as a phone book?
Don’t endanger your lives, and inform your partners on your AIDS status, it is not fair to the person,who has decided to play Russian Roulette with their life. Accidents happen, and condoms break , but no protection is insane and stupid.
However, Stupidity should still come with a social responsibility and we must end the spread in our communities.