This inspiring post was written by one of our LTAI blog readers, Ellen. She shares her past experiences with health care providers and the impact it’s had on her.


I was infected by a blood transfusion 29 years ago. One of the doctors said, “It’s a good thing it didn’t happen to too many people”. Another doctor said “We used to take AIDS patients and put them in a room and not bother with them”. A risk management specialist said, “Don’t tell anyone. No doctor will treat you”. These are just a few of the comments from way back when I first found out, but they still hurt. Don’t let anyone of any institution intimidate you if you are infected. If we all stand together we can stop this “bullying” for good.

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  1. I think this is an important and enlightening message that should be shared far and wide on social medias. Someone should make a video or “we” all should make videos and share them on youtube, twitter, instagram, etc. More exposure of our circumstances and the lack of sensitivity to us and our disease is needed. Maybe if “we” make a war against our enemy which is ignorance we can help ourselves a lot more. Make the public aware that “we” are humans. “We” are wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, brothers, and friends. “We” are “You!” Or it could be “You.” Ladies of LTAI, let’s start “our” WAR on HIV/AIDS….Ignorance, Bigotry, and Insensitivity today!

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