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Jeton Ademaj

MrK, please do not lose sight of the fact that i consider you malevolent and insane based on my own personal experience. when i was first diagnosed in 2003 i was told that my strain of HIV appeared to be drug-resistant. at the time i did not understand the complexities of the issue, and assumed i was untreatable. so i tried the melange of various Denialist stupidities, including the "specific supplements and Chinese medicine" combo usually bandied about. i was living a fairly healthy lifestyle, yet my health disintegrated regardless. eventually i went for treatment, and had a horrible time on Sustiva and AZT. i took 6 months off n then went on Reyataz and Epzicom and have been fine ever since. furthermore, i had 2 friends die directly from refusing to take any HIV medications, attempting to cure the disease the Denialist way. furthermore, whether at GMHC or at other AIDS service organizations, one can regularly find people refusing to take the "standard of care"...some are plainly long-term non-progressors, and others r simply dying right before your eyes. yes, MrK, i blame you and your fairly psychotic friends. like i said above, the "House Of Numbers" thread elsewhere on this site is a fair illustration of who we're dealing with as POZ people, and i'm glad to say you DON'T make me sick, because you CAN'T. All because i assign you no credibility beyond the skills of mere grammar and punctuation. I'm deeply sorry that others DO assign you credibility, and die for their trust. One does not treat with madmen.

December 29, 2009

John Ira

Jeepers, I thought the real issue was being discussed: you're a denialist and I think you're nutz. Yes, I admit it, I shouldn't have called you Special K. that was insensitive and insulting to cereals everywhere. And now that you've narrowed down the idea that I only fear differing opinions, well, isn't that just another load of crap? If I feared differing opinions I would not read. I would not watch TV nor would I even have chats with my better half's father - a staunch Republican if there ever was one. I love different opinions. It makes life interesting. But you need to understand, if I think an opinion is doing damage or causing pain I will call it out. I will not let my father in-law run a conversation about health care without being challenged nor will I allow an AIDS denialist a platform without tossing in my two cents worth regarding his/her mental inferiorities. Oh and please take a moment and tell me about what you believe in...aside from AIDS being a huge conspiracy. Hey, I'll even start: I'm 46, own a little shop (doing quite well, thank you) married for almost 10 years now, slightly left of center democrat, deeply religious though not in a secular way, youngest of 4 boys, prone to questioning authority figures, a total car buff and a firm believer that the strong must step up to the plate because the weak cannot. Now it's your turn. Tell me something that will make me see you as more human and less terrified of reality.

December 25, 2009

MrK

Jeton Ademaj, " eventually the sug-groups that have suffered the most death due to Denialist misinformation will realize how they've been preyed upon, and lash out at you. that's not something i'd look forward to. " If you have proof that death occurs more among 'denialists', please present it, I would be very interested in reading that.

December 24, 2009

MrK

Running away from discussion of real issues, giving people nicknames (bullying), slinging accusations about what I believe even though you have no clue as to what I believe all exhude FEAR. I would say fear of facts or differing opinions.

December 24, 2009

John Ira

Hmmmm, I did like the "insufferability" moniker but, honestly, "fear?" Oh, and let's not forget the whole "decent discussion" idea. I'll stand-by my wretched little skeeze comment. Tell you a little story: My brother once came home just fuming about a friend of his. Now, I come from a family of pilots and mechanics. His friend, during a conversation about aerodynamics puked forth his 2 cents worth. It comes out that the force that kept aircraft in the air was, get this, static electricity. Yes, folks, aerodynamics and lift had nothing to do with it. It was static electricity generated by the air moving over the wing that produced the desired result. He read it, it made sense to him (as he didn't quite grasp the truth) therefore it must be fact. You could not convince him otherwise. He was, and possibly still is, an idiot. MrK (now known as Special K) is in the same group. Special K does not want a decent discussion on the subject of HIV. The fact that he compares HIV to the flu virus highlights that fact. Let's just be honest here, I like to taunt people, Special K thinks electricity is black magic and Glenn Beck will be our next president. Oh, and as for the whole "fear" thing. You have got to be kidding. Could we be anymore 6th grade in our accusations? Before you accuse me of fear let me point out that I have been HIV positive since 1988 and full blown AIDS since 1991ish. By the graces of an amazing couple of doctors I was pulled back from the brink of death at least three times. When diagnosed with CMV Retinitis I didn't like the standard treatment so I found an eye doctor who, instead, would inject small amounts of ganciclovir directly into my eyes...every 10 days. This, at times, triggering temporary blindness that was a little disconcerning. I watched my partner die a grizzly death when his body simply fell apart from a variety of AIDS complications. With the advent of protease inhibitors I found myself with a brand new, from the ground up immune system. I worked myself through some of the most brutal survivors guilt, went back to work and began to build a new life. Last year, after a couple of decades of social smoking I was diagnosed with cancer on my tonsils. Months of chemo and radiation gave me a new appreciation of life and the man I now share it with. So, I can tell you Special K, that I fear nothing. And you are pathetic in trying that tactic. You are ill-informed and trying to hang on to ideas and facts that are not supported by anyone this side of Fox News. If I could actually stand talking to you I'd love to know your story. I'd love to know what actually takes a person down your path. It strikes me as a path that is shared by persons who continue to deny the holocaust or those who think the moon landings were staged. Please come back to the sand box when you grow a set. You pathetic...oh, you get the picture.

December 23, 2009

MrK

Jeton Ademaj, I could mention more than a few irresponsible actions on behalf of the farmaceutical industry. Like the way they shunt ARVs with known irreversible health effects on to low income countries. Or the way UNAIDS has been pumping up national prevalence rates in Africa by fraudulently using skewed test populations of pregnant women at antenatal clinics only (see the Washington Times article listed above) and the way they use testing in surveys. And another thing, I'm not scared of anyone. :) However, I always hope that someone is ready for a decent discussion. Unlike what John Ira 'fears' (a lot of fear in his post), I'm not here to do anyone harm. Cheers

December 23, 2009

Jeton Ademaj

to MrK: despite Jon Ira's insufferability, your Denialist camp is indeed irresponsible, often psychotic and more than a bit murderous. the House Of Numbers discussion thread elsewhere on this site is an astounding and disturbing illustration of how wacky ur ilk has become. eventually the sug-groups that have suffered the most death due to Denialist misinformation will realize how they've been preyed upon, and lash out at you. that's not something i'd look forward to.

December 23, 2009

MrK

Whatever. Obviously you have nothing to say. (And no, name calling is no substitute for debate.) I was sick and tired of the 'we can't discuss anything, we have lives to save' bs 20 years ago. It is time for a debate.

December 23, 2009

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