Living with HIV
July 6, 2004 8:08 AM   Subscribe

In My Place. Brent posted a link on his blog today to an "ongoing, unfinished series of journal entries [he's been writing] since testing positive for hiv last year". I'm taking the entries one at a time, as they're poignant... so I've not yet read through them all. It's a brave thing... brave and beautiful. God speed Brent, and I hope that your sharing will touch the hearts of those who suffer alone.
posted by silusGROK (6 comments total)
Pretty open and honest. And you can really feel what he's sharing. I didn't find them unbearable, like silus--but could understand why someone would. I especially think it's interesting that it's so easy to be criminialized and become defensive--which makes the life you have left so much less worth living.
posted by psychotic_venom at 9:01 AM on July 6, 2004

That's one of the most moving things I've read in awhile. Stuff like this should be required reading for anyone taking a health/sex ed class.
posted by alphanerd at 9:08 AM on July 6, 2004

This is incredible. A friend of mine is experiencing the same things with his poz status. I'd devastating, but the tenacity toward hope is very inspiring. Thanks.
posted by moonbird at 9:13 AM on July 6, 2004

good luck to him...and i hope he finds a mix of the cocktail that works without making him live in the bathroom--they're all problematic (and toxic).
posted by amberglow at 10:02 AM on July 6, 2004

Brave and awful, sparse and beautifully written. My respect and thanks to Brent; i hope he feels better with every day.
posted by Marquis at 10:02 AM on July 6, 2004

Jesus, the Health Department part of it has got to be so alienating. It's like they're putting him through some secret-agent test where they go through your garbage and talk to everyone you've known since 2nd grade. I don't understand the reason for forcing doctors to reveal confidential information about their patients when it's so obviously going to be used against them.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:09 AM on July 6, 2004

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