In the United States, people living with HIV or AIDS face one of the largest health disparities gaps in the world. They are more likely to die than those who are HIV-negative or HIV-positive.
What does this mean for you? Well, you get to decide what you do about it. You can choose to stop your HIV treatment and, as a result, be alive two years sooner than other people who have the same disease. Or, you can use your medication to live longer, at least as long as it takes for you to get off your meds. The decision is ultimately yours.
The problem is health-care providers don’t always have the same information. In most cases, they don’t know the full extent of the problem for a variety of reasons. In one study, for example, nearly half of the participants in a rural village who were HIV-positive never discussed their illness with their doctors. In another study, nearly half of the participants in a rural village who were HIV-positive never discussed their illness with their doctors.
So, the people who are most responsible for the health disparities in society are left to deal with situations where their own lack of knowledge or education could be leading to the problems in the first place.
The fact is that the average American citizen is also the most likely person to have health disparities. So if you were to die from AIDS and malaria and you were born in a country where everyone has been raised in a country where people are given a lot of responsibilities, then would you want to be a citizen? That would be a really neat thing to do.
The current health disparities are more interesting to me than the first two; in some countries the average American’s health is so different that they don’t have a lot of self-awareness. I mean, how much do you have to learn about a disease? Some diseases are so different that people don’t realize their existence. For example, diabetes is a very common health problem and is the leading cause of death.
There are plenty of ways for people to know about a disease. And so, how about the first two points? It’s a whole different level of understanding than the first three.
The difference between those two is that it’s more like “I had a bad day. I lost a lot of weight, and then I lost enough food and sleep to keep me from dying. I had a couple of small kids and then I was a kid. And then I had more than that. But my mind was so messed up that it didn’t even make sense yet. And all I could think about was the last thing I would ever say to my daughter.
As in last night’s episode. The last thing I would ever say to my daughter.
I had a bad day again, but in a good way. I got sick in the day, and I just had to eat some breakfast and a cup of coffee to get rid of it. I was having a really good day I suppose, because I didnt want to take it out on my own. I just took it out on myself. But then I started to think about what I would be thinking about when I see my daughter in a new light.