I did not read the article. My son acquired AIDS about 10 years ago. He was on the “streets” less than a year when, he didn’t acquire HIV+, but full blown AIDS.
He was immediately started on HAART, the high powered drug regimen at tax payer expence.
He will be on those drugs for the rest of his life. He was about 22yrs old. Life expectancy, mid-50’s.
Ten years ago those drugs were costing about $45,000/yr.
Go figure: $45,000/yr; for approx 30yrs at taxpayer expense; for a behavior he has chosen for himself.
Hello Obamacare and preferencial treatment for this segment of society.
He gave up the Gay Lifestyle while he thought he was dying.
Now, knowing the drugs will give him a near normal lifespan, he is lost to us.
Multiply my son by the thousands........
I am still his mother, and I still love my son, but this is reality.
I think you shared this story in another post a while back, but it’s still heart rending. Thanks for sharing again, and for being honest and loving the truth while still loving your son.
The Death Panels will deny cancer treatments as "not cost effective", but will not DARE limit access to AIDS treatments, no matter how costly.
Westward Ho, you sound like a good mom, you love your son but are seeing him clearly.
Hope he comes around. You have my sympathy.
God Bless you. I can only imagine the pain you feel. I have a nephew, in the same position. He turned away from the life for a while, but after his father died (his mother had died a few years earlier), he went right back to his chosen lifestyle, and, unfortunately, blames everyone else in the family for the problems he created all by himself.