A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
Poem By Lucas John Lucas John, West Hollywood
It strikes me as odd, wrong and hardly okay that something that occurs beneath the surface of one in every 4 gay can be stopped today? but yet continues to flourish so frequently in my community.
It disgusts and pains me to see the mobile HIV testing facility, claiming another positive patient for their multi-million dollar farmacy on the streets in front of the bars of my people, my extended west Hollywood family. How can we sit and watch them collect another positive test result ... How can we allow them to reel us into their vans like fish on an AHF hook and when a negative test results they toss us back into the sea like a baby fish that will one day be ready, to test positive... for hiv... one more $75k a year patient to ad to AHFs once super, now super corrupted legacy.
There's a blue solution in the mix but you'll see that the beauracracy around hiv serves only the interests of a money motivated 3rd party ... Interests more important than making sure that a negative little fish gets a fighting blue chance at avoiding a virus known for causing the great gay plague of the 80s, a solution exists ... A solution that has been sat on for three years. a solution that many of us, once upon a time, prayed for. ...
Truvada Is not a party drug that I'm looking to score late on a Saturday night... It's a daily pill proven to be 99% effective as a preventative method for living my healthiest life free of HIV... If taken right, if taken properly.
I leave you with this... If a tree falls in the woods and no one's there to hear it; does it make a sound? If another young man tests negative in AhF's van .... Just how long will we, the city of west Hollywood let them & HIV wade around until he does?