Well, most men have bound their eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion. This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars. Their every truth is not quite true. Their two is not the real two, their four not the real four; so that every word they say chagrins us, and we know not where to begin to set them right. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know not where to begin…
Unhealthy substance-use behaviors, including a heavy alcohol intake, illicit drug use, and cigarette smoking, are engaged in by many HIV-positive individuals, often as a way to manage their disease-related symptoms.
I had no idea that HIV causes cigarette smoking as a form of self-medication.
How stupid and pathetic do these researchers think HIV+ drug users are?
Published in a scholarly journal. This makes my head hurt.