I am watching this movie called The Twenty Fourth Hour, which is essentially about this guy who goes crazy when he finds out he is HiV positive and stalks the guy he thinks he got it from. And then keeps him trapped in his apartment, intending to kill him.
Now when I found out I was positive I was upset, very upset, but not this upset.
But thing is the guy knows being positive is not a death sentence anymore, but he’s acting like it is. So it’s kind of a weird sort of denial. I’ve seen this with HIV, not to this extent in the real world, but I know people who still cling to this, and sorry to say in many cases because it is financially beneficial for them do to do so. The other side of the coin is HIV medications are so expensive that you do need to keep getting those benefits because there is no way you can pay 3000 dollars a month for meds on your own. So you have to take state aid, and in order to do so, you have to use a fair of amount of denial, or rather stretching of certain realities in order to survive..