I mean, why ruin my streak on writing about that?
The other drafted post was another rant - and maybe it's good it's spaced out a bit, so not to be "that guy".
Honestly, I don't now if anything is new in the world of AIDS. New strains? New research? New drugs? New hope?
I haven't been paying attention. Hopefully someone has.
Covid and RSV seem to be the top of every epidemiologists mind still. I'm sure there are dedicated folks for HIV and AIDS. I mean, I hope there are. I'm sure there are.
Still, while I reflect on them more than just this day, I do think about the folks I know and have known who are / were saddled with this.
I assume younger gay men have PrEP and use it accordingly. I hope they do. It's just they'll never know - good and bad - what it was like 40 years ago. I don't think they can comprehend the toll it took on people my age or older.
It got easier over time and to a degree. But that's due mostly to short attention spans and not learning history. I don't want them ever to have to live (or die) through something like that again. I feel we came close-ish with Covid. Certainly more deaths with that, but not so targeted and so much vile associated with a population of people.
Wow, I went down a rabbit hole to which I didn't mean. I shouldn't write this close to bed some days.
Well...........pet porn tomorrow. There. That's better.
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