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Man with AIDS = probably gay; largely accepted
Woman with AIDS = probably a slapper; still frowned upon
if youre saying that being gay is more socially acceptable than being a promiscuous chick then like irdk
i think the aids thing is a bit of leap tho sorry
It is more unusual though.
Imagine telling someone your mum has AIDS. Now imagine telling someone your dad has AIDS. See?
I'll be very annoyed
in the slightest.
I'd actually argue you'd have more credibility if you were talking about developing countries.
with being 'taboo'. The majority of cases being male in the UK means it's certainly less heard of, but I've seen/heard little to suggest it's more 'taboo' for a women. Moreover it's still wrongly, and perhaps detrimentally associated with homosexuality.
I guess I'm basing my claim on developing countries based on my own experience, having spent some time living in Namibia where up to 1 in 5 adults are infected with HIV/AIDS. It was still a social taboo, but apparently even more so for women in seeking tests/support.
Add a couple more commas to the last sentence of the first paragraph.
Something is less common, it gets talked about less, hence from an onlookers perspective it could appear to be taboo on some level.
I think AIDS is still fairly taboo full stop, but I haven't seen much evidence to suggest it's more so for women.
Also, why is labelling a women as 'probably a slapper', worse than a straight man 'probably gay, probably a bit of a slapper' (or a gay man for that matter).
*A women/straight man with HIV/AIDS of course.
and biologically heterosexual sex for women is the most dangerous for HIV transmission. Don't really agree with what you're saying but there is still an HIV stigma and association with gay and bisexual men that's really damaging.
the support and services for women with HIV and AIDS could be a lot better.
or by other non sexual means