Why Discriminate Against People with AIDS?
AIDS is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. In the early 1980’s people began to think that only gay males could carried the deadly virus. The New York City Health and Mental Hygiene Department released a controversial HIV/AIDS public service announcement ad targeting gay men about having HIV/AIDS. Why just target gay men, they are not the only people that can catch the disease. Studies show that many people around the world including children have been infected with the AIDS virus from the ages 25-44 including male and females. No one should have to be targeted or treated wrongly just because they have a life-threaten disease. Everyone should be treated fairly and not just be stereotyped by an illness.
An AIDS patient has to face a lot of discriminatory problems. Many physicians and medical assistants have been refused to get the proper health treatment they need. Due to the physicians not wanting to treat the patients, their life span decreases and death is soon to fall upon on them quicker than it supposed to. Many physicians fear by treating a patient that is HIV positive they are at high risked of catching the disease. Discrimination against a HIV positive patient is a violation against the principles of the medical profession. Aren’t doctors here to treat and take care of people that are in need? How is an AIDS patient any different than any other sick person that is in need? Not only are they being denied medical assistance, they are also being denied of having health and life insurance. The cost of having AIDS is very expensive so the medical companies won’t accept the people that have the virus. You would think that these big companies would have a heart, but instead they think of their own expense instead of others that are in need of help. Some people don’t have the money to pay for the expenses of having this disease. They deserve fair treatment as everyone else does. Out of all...
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