The Horror of Denial

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The horror of denial is not only placing yourself at risk but also placing the health and wellbeing of others in jeopardy. If you know or suspect that you are HIV positive you should seek the treatments that you need to address the problem and above all, be mindful of the health of others. Even if you are diagnosed as being HIV positive and are not experiencing any ill effects, you should consider certain relational activities inappropriate if not employing a high level of security for the safety of the other person.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice!

Denying your HIV status is not only harmful to yourself but also to others who may be exposed to the virus. If you have been diagnosed with HIV or think you may have been infected, you should seek medical care and start taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) as soon as possible. ART can reduce the amount of HIV in your blood and lower your risk of transmitting it to others. You should also practice safer sex by using condoms correctly every time you have sex and avoiding sharing injection drug equipment. If you are HIV-negative but at high risk of getting HIV, you can consider taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill that can prevent HIV infection. By taking these steps, you can protect your own health and the health of others.

Avoiding the Truth

Denial can be a way of avoiding the truth or reality of something that makes us uncomfortable or anxious. But denial can also be dangerous, because it can make us act as if nothing is wrong when there is a serious problem. Denial can blind us to the risks we are taking or the opportunities we are missing. Denial can prevent us from learning from our mistakes or seeking help when we need it. Instead of living in denial, we should face our challenges with courage and honesty. We should accept our situation, deal with it, learn from it, and move on.

Experimenting with AI

(Original) There is a smile at the end of a tear and there is a realm of being much higher than hope. So, do well for yourself and for others regardless of current circumstances.

Bing AI generated the paragraph below from the one above. Which do you like best?

(Bing AI) Life is full of ups and downs, but don’t let that discourage you. Even when you cry, you can find a reason to smile. And even when you lose hope, you can discover a higher purpose. That’s why you should always do your best for yourself and for others, no matter what challenges you face.

 

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