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dealing with true weirdos
Feb 8, 2007

I live in CA and even here, we have so many ignorant people. At my workplace I have heard so many pathetic fears expressed. The infamous mosquito conspiracy being most common. Most recently, someone at my workplace expressed great anger that an HIVer sat at the same dinner table as he without disclosing his status. When pressed on this issue, this 'Christian' went further to say he feels confinement is appropriate for HIVers.

When I read your forum, I enjoy your humor when dealing with such issues. When I encounter such issues in real life, I get pissed off! I would prefer to choose humor if I could.

How do you do it? Or, are you more human than I give you credit for and it pisses you off sometimes?

Thanks for your service Dr. Bob....

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

The writer Paul Rudnick expressed it best when he wrote, "Only money, rage, and science can conquer AIDS. But only laughter can make the nightmare bearable." When confronting HIV/AIDS or even HIV/AIDS ignorance and stigma, I use "all of the above" money, rage, science and laughter.

So for your "extra chromosome Christian," my comments would best be summed up by a T-shirt I saw on a muscle stud at my gym earlier this evening. It read: "So many rightwing Christians. So few lions."

I tend to think Christian-guy will have a rude awakening when he arrives at the Pearly Gates.

Finally, I assure you I'm very, very human!

Dr. Bob



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