With the cancelation of HBO Looking, that highlighted a relationship on the shows second season, no longer there, now all eyes are back to Shonda on How to get away with Murder, I hope it can get past the second season, while the show has some good points to it and some plot twists, for many viewers the interest is what’s going on with Connor Walsh and Oliver Hampton.
Hiv still seems to be that hot button that can turn a great prime time show and choke it with malicious fury. My hope regardless of many YouTube comments is that the writers and Shonda really manage to put a real representation to what it means to have hiv, address the stigma and that mix status couples really exist and have a chance at survival.
It’s past time to address the issue because people still don’t want to. When your living life where at anytime events change your life, having hiv, speaking out, and coming to an understanding as to what it is and what’s out there for everyone to use and take advantage of should speak a lot to progress in the medical fields.
It’s only been episode one and we are seeing just how far this is going to go. Unfortunately TV is going to have to be the outlet and tutorial as to how you can possibly handle a relationship where hiv is in the picture. For some avoiding it is the best prevention, for others they step up tho the challenge and learn to move forward.
As usual Oliver is working for Annalise behind the scenes and Connor this time shows up naked trying to get some. What does this show, the continued horny nature of Connor? Well, yes, it also shows that yes you may have hiv and are seeking treatment, but guess what? Your still sexy and it’s a part of life now, it’s manageable like many other health concerns that happen to people. The only difference is the knowledge that if we ask questions, get informed and stay up to date, we benifit from it.
As it stands Connor moved in with Oliver to show he is in, I still feel there will be challength that will affect them, and all are going to question why he is sticking around with Oliver because he has hiv? We all keep in mind this is iea TV show, still the issues are real. I feel the biggest issue is why we are not more informed? Why is TV still trying to break out with hiv characters in tv? Why, with all the information out there, proven test and statistics, are numbers increasing and crossing into the younger generation who should be protected by knowledge more than ever? Why are people still heavily resistant when it comes to hiv, and what are they learning let alone putting out there?
What I hope for this show is that more comprehensive information makes its way to people who have questions.