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Woman, diagnosed with AIDS, commits suicide

Post by newcastle » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:41 pm

A very sad story....



A mother who had been recently diagnosed with AIDS after transmitting the disease from her husband committed suicide by jumping from the fifth-floor of her Bulaq al-Dakrour residence in Cairo on Sunday night, after neighbours responded with hostility upon learning she had been diagnosed with AIDS, and demanded that she leave the area immediately.

The woman, 24, was a mother of two children – a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old baby. Bulaq al-Dakrour police station received a report of the incident and detectives moved in to investigate.

Preliminary investigations found that the woman had been diagnosed with AIDS in April after transmitting the disease from her husband. The husband, Mohammed, 32, had been a heroin-user, and was infected in April while doing heroin using a syringe holding the virus.

Over the past six months, the woman had been suffering from severe exhaustion and was transferred across hospitals in Giza and Cairo, but unfortunately saw no recovery or improvement in her health.

The police investigation affirmed that there was no suspicion of criminal activity in the woman’s death, and the woman had committed suicide after suffering from psychological stress, which was undoubtedly intensified by neighbours’ call for her departure.

http://www.egyptindependent.com/mother- ... he-leaves/



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Re: Woman, diagnosed with AIDS, commits suicide

Post by carrie » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:02 pm

The poor woman what a misery her life must have been to leave two such young children. Unfortunately an AID's diagnosis would have seen the same reaction from neighbors in many parts of the world not too very long ago. I just hope her children are treated with more generosity of spirit and are not infected.

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Re: Woman, diagnosed with AIDS, commits suicide

Post by Dusak » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:37 pm

IMO the wrong one died. What a waste of an innocent life due to a druggy husband. Wonder if he is still welcome to live in the village.
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Re: Woman, diagnosed with AIDS, commits suicide

Post by Major Thom » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:21 am

I was thinking exactly the same as yourself "D" but because the husband is male there may be different rules apply, remember you are dealing with people with extremely poor education standards. many of whom may not understand that people with HIV can live normal fairly healthy lives. I don't know if Egypt is up to scratch on the HIV Virus or not, but have to gather they are not, or at least the people are not. Wonder how many other poor women the husband has infected.
The fact that the villagers want her out of the community convinces me even moor the education standards are extremely poor, and these thoughts of what is good for the goose is good for the gander springs to mind. The husband is the culprit spreading what in Egypt could be certain death, he should be exiled too. The villagers should surely be invited to a seminar to deal with the problem now its among them, and who is to say to what degree.

Carrie I totally agree with what you say, the ones to suffer will be the children, and like you say lets hope they are a) Not treated like Lepers and b) Because the father seems to be a hopeless case, (Druggie etc) a good caring home is found for them...

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Re: Woman, diagnosed with AIDS, commits suicide

Post by Dusak » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:22 pm

When the AIDS virus was first brought to the public attention, and the news quite openly stated that this was the Armageddon plague that will kill millions world wide with no cure, in our so called civilized societies across the globe, those gays that become known to be infected, or those that were thought to be infected, or thought to be infecting others, were beaten to death in the streets without much public protests. Those well known figures of that time, like Rock Hudson as just one example, lived in fear that they would be ''outed.'' Thankfully it was discovered, and finally excepted, that you could not catch the virus by just shaking hands or even being in the same room with someone that carried the disease. Princess Diana gave a massive boost towards ending these 'panic mode' mindsets by holding the hand of an AIDS victim while touring a hospital. The same with the survivors of the recent Ebola outbreak that killed many thousands. Those that had family members that had died of the disease and were publicly cleared of any infection by the world health organization doctors on the ground in the infected areas, or cleared of ant chance of the possible endangerment of passing on something that they did not even have, are still shunned and/or ostracized from their communities. They are seen as harbingers of death. So yes, Egypt has a lot of catching up to do, but is by no means unique in its attitude towards those that carry the virus today.
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