HIV - Angela Cheng LC9 HIV/AIDS Response Paper When I first...

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Angela Cheng LC9 HIV/AIDS Response Paper When I first heard what Jamey was going to talk about, I knew it was going to be one of those stories that were just out there. It’s not often that you hear a firsthand story about how someone contracts a terminal disease and how they lived with it. I feel like what affected me the most about his story was how casually he ended up contracting HIV, so casually in fact that it made me realize that any of us could have easily been in that situation. He wasn’t having rampant sex with multitudes of partners like one might imagine, but rather was just experimenting with his own sexuality, and was otherwise mostly monogamous. I find that aspect most intriguing because he wasn’t even really engaging in very risky behavior and he contracted HIV. Jamey recounted his experiences after being diagnosed with HIV as what sounded like a very tumultuous time in his life. He lost the will to live, to go on each day. He said that he was so unwilling to continue living that he tried to just stay in his room and maybe he would die. If it
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