HIV: Are Celebrities' Rights Respected?

Nowadays, there are still a lot of people having prejudices and discrimination against AIDS patients. And there are a lot of people working hard to wipe out these prejudices and discrimination. The red ribbon wristbands are a kind of souvenir to raise people’s awareness.

There is an article talking about what celebrities should do to raise the public’s awareness of AIDS. Are celebrities' rights respected by these people? This article only pointed out one reason why AIDS celebrities should publicize their privacy. It says that the public perception of HIV as a deadly virus remains. To change this public perception, people should not underestimate the impact of celebrities disclosing. How interesting it is! Changing the public perception of HIV is the job of medical specialists, but not celebrities.

There are many ways to raise people’s awareness of HIV. For example, you can use awareness wristbands in your activity for medical knowledge. The awareness wristbands not only dispel the public’s misunderstanding, but also can make people know how to avoid infection.

No matter what kind of jobs people are working for, all of them have their rights to protect their right of privacy. No one has the right to ask anyone to disclose their medical privacy. If the doctor discloses his patients' medical privacy without permission, his certificate of medical practice would be revoked because he violated the Geneva declaration.

We can show our support to the AIDS patients. In the thematic activity, we can use the support wristbands to encourage them to stay alive. When they are losing their hope of being alive, the support wristbands can remind them that there are a lot of people still working hard for them.

What's more, this article criticized that there are more than 70 countries discriminating against HIV carriers at law, because these countries require them to inform their sex partners that they are HIV carriers. If their sex partners hadn't been informed about this, the HIV carriers would become criminals, and they would be judged by law. Is this kind of law really discriminating against HIV carriers?

No, it isn't. We have our legal rights and legal obligations at the same time. We have the rights to protect our medical privacy, but we also have the obligations to stop spreading HIV to another person. The article blames this kind of law for the reason why HIV carriers were killed by their sex partner. The author who wrote that article must be joking. Most people are angry with their sex partners because their sex partners haven't told them that they are HIV carriers before they were having sexual relations. If they knew the truth before they were having sexual relations, they would not be so angry that they wanted to kill them. Telling the truth to the sex partner is not a kind of discrimination, but respect to other people. And it would help people to know the HIV correctly and help the HIV carriers to whittle away at stigma.

In the real world, there are a lot of countries that will arrange a lot of thematic activities during the red ribbon week. The organizers were hoping to raise people’s awareness of AIDS through these activities. What’s more, they hope to make more people know the prevention measures of it. They always use the red ribbon week wristbands as souvenirs for the participants. Because the red ribbon bracelet can show the theme of the activity to the public much easier. And it can attract more people to learn about HIV. After people raise their cognition about HIV, it will release people’s fear of AIDS patients. So that the discrimination will be reduced. This is what red ribbon wristbands can do for AIDS patients.

Of course, we should face AIDS. First, we should know the actuality of AIDS treatment. Humans have studied HIV for 38 years. Although we haven't found medicine to stop HIV at all, we normally can live as normal people, if we take drugs in time. Nowadays, AIDS will not make you die soon. You still have a lot of time to do the things you want and watch this world with your eyes. It is unnecessary to be afraid of it.

Some HIV carriers would think they are not good enough. But actually, there are a lot of people who are infected when they save HIV carriers' lives. These heroes might be doctors, police and reporters, etc. HIV infected them, but they would not regret making the decision to save others’ lives. It is unnecessary to be afraid of AIDS, and it is not an idea to be self-abasement.

Editor: Topwristband