Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Gonna die....good!

There is a local woman whose daughter I know who:
  • is HIV+ and does not follow the medication schedule for her ARV's (HIV medicines)
  • she has TB and has only taken a portion of the medication that was donated to her several times thus the infection is quite resistant to normal medications.
  • She works as a prostitute
  • She has unprotected sex.
  • All the hospitals have given up hope that she will follow through with a regime and literally told her to go home to die
  • She will die soon
Last night I was chatting with a friend of mine who works with an NGO that does many things including assist people who are HIV+. She is especially compassionate and has dedicated her life to doing good things. We were discussing this patient and she said, "She will die soon, this is good. We must worry about the public as a whole not just one person." She is probably right but it seemed so callous to talk about someone you know like that it really took me back.

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