Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Contemptuous act

I came across a blog -- http://lastsexofanhiv.blogspot.com -- that posted photos of guys who are allegedly HIV positive. The pics were taken from the guys' profiles in a gay social networking site called Planetromeo. Planetromeo is infamous for being a venue for searching for quick sex. It took over www.guys4men.com a few years ago.

Anyway, the anonymous blogger had explained that he came out with the blog to warn other gay guys in the metro against having sex with those whose pics he posted as they are allegedly HIV positive.

First off, the blog is a violation of Republic Act (RA) 8504 or The Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998, which prohibits public disclosure of the identities of persons living with HIV (PLHIV) - whether alleged or confirmed.

I worry about the guys whose pics are in the blog, more particularly for members of their family who may read or see the blog. True or not, the accusation can emotionally affect not only the guys but their families as well.

The Philippine National Aids Council (PNAC), cause-oriented groups and influential individuals have already been informed about the blog and efforts are being made to have it taken down.

As of this writing, the blog is still up and I hope it is deleted as soon as possible before it causes more harm not only to the persons whose pics have been posted there but to their families also.

It's been awhile so here's an update

It's been quite sometime since I last posted here.

Well, firstly because I didn't have any update on my health, not until now. I have this infected pimple on the edge of my lower lip, that is why that part of my lip is quite swollen. I started taking meds (antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs) to control the infection and keep it from swelling further. I look like Angelina Jolie except that it's my lower lip that's fuller. Hahaha.

Last August 10, I have moved to the dayshift at work after 2 years and almost 5 months in the nightshift. The transfer was brought about by my promotion (tee-hee). My sleeping pattern has not normalized yet since I only get six to seven hours of sleep at night and wake up at around 4 or 5 in the morning. Then I become sleepy between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. I hope my body clock normalizes soon. Anyway, this means that my life is "back to normal". With this, I expect my health to stay good.

I can't wait for the long weekend at the last week of the month as I will be out of town - somewhere down South - and sleep, eat, swim and have fun even if I may have to bring along some office papers with me to work on.