Live, Laugh, Love Essay About Hiv

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English 101 CAL

22 June 2011

Live, Laugh, Love….

Growing up, I've heard the words AIDS and HIV. These words have so much meaning and emotions connected with them. Ever since we've heard about AIDS and HIV there's been books, movies, songs, poems, magazine and newspapers, anything you can think of. I've come across this topic many times; it must be hard living with this disease. People usually discriminate against those with HIV and AIDS. There was a time where people didn't want to touch because of HIV or AIDS. In the movies, Philadelphia and Rent explains HIV and AIDS in different people lives. It explains how some people struggle and some people aren't afraid of telling others. Philadelphia mostly focuses on an educated, successful gay man that had this disease. Rent tells us different stories of different people and how they cope with HIV and AIDS. It doesn't matter who we become or what life style you chose to live, we're all human and, should be treated the same.

Philadelphia is a movie that speaks to people. It's about Andy Beckeet, a gay lawyer who practices law in Philadelphia. Andy is not open about his homosexuality at his office, nor the fact that he contracted HIV. On the day he is assigned a big case at his form, one of his partners notices a lesion spot on his forehead. A lesion is also called a Kaposi Sarcoma it was the hallmark of AIDS in gay men (Glausiusz 1). Embarrassed, he stayed away from work for a few days to hide the spot. Andy finished his assignment, took it to his office and left it for his secretary. He later was rushed to the hospital for bowel spasms. The next morning he heard his paper gotten misplaced. Andy got fired...