Hi, My name is Kare and I'm HIV+

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HIV+




If you haven't heard, yes. I am diagnosed positive with HIV. And as today marks the 27th Anniversary of its discovery, I would like to share this with you.

Having HIV is not like what it was in the past decade. People living with HIV/AIDS itself will understand. People without it are often encased in a stigma of uncertainty.

However, it's not about the human immunodeficiency virus I am talking about here. No, I don't have that so you can breathe again. Think of HIV+ as this :



Health IS Valuable (Positive)



Current HIV/AIDS education has often most likely fallen onto alot of deaf ears. They've tried everything from print ads, tv slots, movies, flyers, and millions and millions of dollars spent on HIV/AIDS Awareness programs. How many percent of respondents actually give a fuck? (pun intended). Yet the number of people infected keeps rising and rising by the second.

Change your stigma. Stop your ignorance. If you don't have it, doesn't mean you won't. So you might as well believe that you ALREADY have HIV+ (of course, my version of it). THINK. RESPECT. PROTECT. Together we can end HIV prejudice. If you dare, tell the world you are indeed HIV+. Say it with me: HEALTH IS VALUABLE (POSITIVE). This is one HIV+ you wanna spread! And I dare you to do the same by doing a "Hi. My name is _______ & I am HIV+" journal.
I totally stole this from evanhwong













What is world AIDs day?




World AIDS Day is an opportunity to be inspired to respect and protect the health and wellbeing of ourselves and those around us through knowledge, action and consideration.

Are HIV and AIDS the same?
No. When someone is described as living with HIV, they have the HIV virus in their body. A person is considered to have developed AIDS when the immune system is so weak it can no longer fight off a range of diseases with which it would normally cope.

Get Involved
  • Sport a red ribbon. Either an actual ribbon or post this in your journals.
  • Support a Local campaign
  • Shop red products
  • Get infomed. Knowledge is the best weapon
  • Feature HIV/Aids related artwork. Help spread the word


:bulletred: If you would like this journal skin you can download it here



Features




:thumb38637058: Fight AIDS Stamp by Wind-Up-Doll AIDS Avatar by de-Mote
aids by mnmlst :thumb87412744:
hiv by allahyar
HIV by CALLit-ringo lament by Kanzo No condom, equals HIV by cheduardo2k Aids is real by Lost-Emotion
AIDS by edubz02 AIDS poster by undeziner Fuck you Aids by powka :thumb105135619:



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Aizlej's avatar
Bravo! :clap:
though some people only read the title
I wish they would have know the goodness of HIV+ :)
karemelancholia's avatar
yes!

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Je te souhaite tout le bonheur du monde!!

I wish you all the happiness of the world
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:kiss: Kare.

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2dazed's avatar
Ok, so you don't really have it then. It was just because of the HIV Day?
BamboleSenzaOcchi's avatar
Skip. Injury. Blindness.
Many people claim that those who are sick have shame.
I am not hiv positive.
I see every day the injury because from 3 years I'm in psychotherapy.
The people.... all things strange, alien, difficult to understand .. All this should disappear.
This is what the people think.

But if we say the truth without shame .. if we prove to be proud of our strength and our courage .. Maybe something could change.

All this is very important.
Thank you. :hug:


And SORRY for my English..
lana8ice's avatar
good job ^^
I'm stealing this journal post if you don't mind XD
karemelancholia's avatar
made not by me and for that ;p

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:kiss:

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tite-fleurdange's avatar
Bravo pour ce message, bien là pour nous rappeler qu'il faut stopper l'ignorance !!! :clap:
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:kiss:

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krisa731's avatar
Haha... I don't think some people read the journal all the way through....

Anyway's, here's to the cause. One of my best friends passed away from AIDS complications, and faced so much stupid prejudice while he was still alive.

Thanks for posting this :)

:heart::heart::heart:
karemelancholia's avatar
yes, some read the title only ;p While this journal is spread all over dA!

That hard gettings such sickness, last year for The french sidactin (Like sida-thon to raise money on TV etc) i've "worked" int eh call-center to recieve the donations by phone. I got great experience with people who gave money and esp. With one mother whom son just died from AIDS. It was terrible, it was HER who thanked me for answering tot he phone!

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constintine08's avatar
Brovo Kare that got my attention and you have a good point.:;p:did you get your :weed:
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:kiss:

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xin-e's avatar
Very informative, but funny how your readers are so confused... Although, you clearly stated, "No, I don't have that so you can breathe again." :)
Will do what I can to support the cause :)
karemelancholia's avatar
Yes dear, it's just that people don't read everyhting but just the title, while this journal is spread all over dA by many deviants and staff ;p

This cause deserve recognition but above all those who are sick!

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LACYDRAWERS's avatar
I am not the only one who seems to have been confused by your journal, but I have re-read it slowly and now understand what you are about. I guess the big headline and what it is you are trying to portray is like a shock to the system, and yes you are right we should act like we WILL get HIV if we are not aware. I would still give you a hug if I was there though :heart::heart::
karemelancholia's avatar
Yes dear, this journal have been spread all avoer dA these last days, by verious deviants and admins ;p
to aware the consciences!

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surfnmurf333's avatar
I fully support you on spreading the word about HIV+. The more people that know, the better! :D I shall re-poste this journel!
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:heart:

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well!

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thats good. YEAY! Glad to hear it. :peace:
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