Bill sponsored by HIV-Positive Legislator Advances Tuesday to Help People with HIV-related Lipodystrophy

Bill sponsored by HIV-Positive Legislator Advances Tuesday to Help People with HIV-related Lipodystrophy

The bill was sponsored by Carl Sciortino, one of the nation’s few openly gay and openly HIV-positive legislators. The 35-year-old has since stepped down from the legislature to serve as executive director of the well-respected AIDS Action Committee.
The story of the young, handsome Sciortino is remarkable in and of itself. The child of a self-proclaimed Tea Party conservative, he told his dad in an endearing campaign ad in a bid for Congress that he is a “Massachusetts liberal.”
While most insurance companies pay for procedures to reconstruct a breast when a woman loses one to cancer, or at least a prosthesis, people with lipodystrophy and lipoatrophy must wear their deformity like a badge unless they have the resources to correct the problem. It’s a throwback to the days when people with HIV were thin and gaunt, essentially with bodies that screamed out “I have AIDS.”
Source: http://www.imstilljosh.com/breaking-news-hiv-positive-legislator-advances-bill-disfigured/
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