I keep thinking about last night. It really bothers me. He was not the first person to show animosity regarding my ex. A lot of people it seems had a problem with me dating someone who is HIV positive.
I had an acquaintance call me a bug chaser. I had no idea at that time what that was. I had to Google it. I am certainly not a bug chaser. I have many people question my HIV status. It seems I now have HIV by association. I have noticed that certain people who were interested in me prior to my ex no longer are.
I freely admit, my ex’s HIV status was a hurdle for me in the beginning. I had a lot of reservations regarding it. Instead of just turning and running in the other direction, I went and sought out answers to my questions. I sat down with an HIV counselor and found out everything I needed to know.
Apparently this person had a grievance with my ex and somehow I became a target by association. As much as my ex and I have our differences, I don’t think it is fair to target him that way. He does not hide the fact that he is positive and would never, as far as I know, do anything to put anyone in harms way regarding that.
I don’t feel someone should be condemned because they have HIV. They are still, after all, a human. A human who is more than their HIV status.