Saturday, April 30, 2016

AIDS Rumors Surrounding Prince's Death Violating His Right To Privacy

Prince in the 1980 during his "Purple Rain" hay day

Singer, Prince, who died  this week, was very promiscuous and did illegal narcotics at the height of his fame, as did his former girlfriend, Vanity. They made no secret of it. They both tried to change in their latter years. Vanity's conversion came sooner than Prince's as she publicly told of leaving that lifestyle behind. According to reports, Prince continued along that promiscuous path and contracted HIV. Prince later decided to clean up his life, forsaking promiscuity.

Prince in the 1980s

Prince's privacy is being violated in death. It is being reported that a pharmacy worker confirmed to the press Prince was in the store to pick up AIDS medication. That is an egregious violation of his privacy and the staffers at said pharmacy should be fired and brought up on charges for violating HIPAA. It was outrageous disclosing his medical information.

Prince in his final years

On April 21, 2016, the day Prince died, TMZ stated he was fighting the flu for "several weeks." I tweeted about it online, as the first thing that came to my mind is the flu is not supposed to last "several weeks" and is persistent when diseases such as HIV or AIDS (among others) is in the picture. I tweeted it twice on April 21, 2016 for a reason (see tweet below) and wrote about it on the Judiciary Report on April 23, 2016 (Millions Send Their Condolences On The Death Of Singer Prince). Knowing of Prince's promiscuous past, the narrative made sense. However, I refrained from stating Prince had AIDS. However, five days later on April 28, 2016 the Enquirer began stating Prince had AIDS.

Enquirer story on Prince

I will state it again, people need to stop scorning people with HIV and AIDS. It is a very inhumane and unkind thing to do. Have some compassion. People with HIV and AIDS are not dirty. They don't lose their humanity. It is a physical illness. There are sick people all over the world. They need our help, not scorn.