My question to you is: When you start working as an intern or resident and it comes time to do your rotation in an infectious disease clinic, how do you plan to weed out the persons with HIV who got it via means that you feel are "ok" and "means that you deem blameworthy?" Are you under the misguided assumption that medical charts come to you with a big red sign on them that says: This person got HIV via...fill in the mode of transmission here? Will you also withhold your sympathy for those with a multiplicity of illness that have behavioral causes. Will you stand and look in the eyes of family members of persons with strokes and say, "Well, I have no sympathy for them, if they had taken their high blood pressure medicine, this would never have happened." When you treat people with heart problems will you say to them, "I don't feel sorry for you, it's your own damn fault for eating fried foods all those years?" The list goes on. Are you a religious person that believes in the concepts of sin and death? The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death," and "All have sinned and come short of God's glory." Thus, do you also believe that Christian ministers that hold to those beliefs should, when they have church members that die, not sympathize with family members? After all, if that person had not sinned, they would not have died? You are a sorry excuse for a medical student. I have little doubt you'll be weeded out yourself.