Monthly Archives: September 2013

Database

I wonder how many people would have safer sex if they knew that every time they caught an STD their name went into a state and federal database forever. Yes, forever a person’s name stays in a secured database labeled with codes that only a handful of people in each state can decipher. What if the people with HIV knew that there was database for them as well?

What if the databases got hacked?

Coming summer 2014:

The Story Within: The Extreme Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US

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Blank Check

Starting in 2014 people with HIV/AIDS who were once denied medical/health insurance will be able to get insurance with no waiting period and cannot be turned down for a pre-existing condition. So, let’s look at the money. If the cost of HIV medicine is $1300 a month on average, and the patient has 2 to 4 appointments a year, what is that going to cost the insurance company? Now you multiply that by the over one million infected people in the USA without health insurance. Yes, it’s great that individuals who previously could not get insurance now can get insurance. But at what cost, literally, will that hurt those who use that same insurance company that will offset those cost to those who never get sick, but must get insurance?

This blank check is going to hurt. There will not be a cap on yearly coverage. There will not be a cap on lifetime coverage. I’m not into the stock market, but if I were, I would not buy stock in any insurance company stock anytime soon. I would however buy stock in the company that makes the HIV meds.

What will happen when the insurance companies realize insuring HIV/AIDS patients is going to cause the blank check to bounce?

The Story Within – The Extreme Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US, my new book coming Summer 2014

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Facts of Life

It’s a fact that more people in the US do not have HIV than those who do. It’s a fact that there are medicines that those with HIV can take to live longer.It’s a fact that those medicines have very bad side effects on some people. It’s a fact that those with HIV should be mindful of who they are around during cold and flu season. It’s a fact that those with HIV are more susceptible to other infections and ailments.

It’s a fact that there are a group of people call “bug chasers”? These are a group of people who are trying to catch HIV. Now I pose the question: What do you think would make someone want to catch HIV?

Coming Summer 2014 – The Story Within: The Extreme Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US

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What to do with the problem no one talks about?

There are around 2 million people in the US with HIV/AIDS, but no one talks about that problem anymore. BET and MTV has their specials here and there, but no one is really talking about the subject t anymore. I guess we care more about people who are famous for nothing, reality TV, and (sometimes) politics to even care that the government spends about $83 billion a year in the area of HIV/AIDS. Yes, a year.  That’s $227.4 million a day. But we don’t hear about that spending problem.

Did you know that only 1 on 4 people with HIV/AIDS have private health insurance? So who foots the bill when they go to the ER and needs their medicine – medicine that averages $1300 a month? How do we solve this problem?

Coming Summer 2014 – The Story Within: The Extreme Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US

 

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State by state

Did you know that each state has laws concerning HIV/AIDS? If you knowingly spread HIV in some states, you can get prison time. In other states they do nothing. If have yet to understand why some people would go around spreading this disease. However, I did speak to one man who said that if he had it then everyone should have it. In some states spreading HIV is attempted murder, in other states it’s nothing. Wow.

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Life Question

Life is full of choices. What to eat? Where to shop? Who to love?

But the question I pose is “Should you get an HIV test?”

Did you know that each state keeps a data base with all the names of everyone who has HIV/AIDS? Did you know while you were watching tv about guns in Florida the President signed an executive order that all Americans get an HIV test?

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Did you know…?

Did you know that if you catch certain STD’s you have to talk to someone at the local health department? Yep. They come talk to you and ask who have you been having sex with. These people go to homes, jobs, and under bridges to find people.

New Book coming Summer 2014: THE STORY WITHIN: THE EXTREME ERADICATION OF HIV/AIDS IN THE US

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