I don’t usually call the internet to arms but REBLOG THE EVER LIVING FUCK OUT OF THIS.
Joao Simoes is HIV positive. He went to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ and for an undisclosed reason, was admitted to the mental health wing.
According to a complaint filed with the state of New Jersey, Dr. Borja of the Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry approached Simoes and after looking at his file, asked how he contracted HIV. His response was, ”I got it from unprotected sex.” The complaint then says that “Dr. Borga closed the plaintiff’s file, put it down and looked at plaintiff with disgust on her face and asked, coldly, “Is that from sex with men?”
Simoes says he responded affirmatively and that, “immediately after hearing this, Dr. Borga proceeded to exit the room.” After this consultation, no nurse or doctor came to see Simoes, even though he told them that he needed to take his HIV medication, according to the complaint. (source, Courthouse News Service)
According to Simoes, three days passed before he was allowed to contact his personal physician. It was at that time he learned that Borja had already spoken to his doctor. “You must be gay, too, if you’re his doctor,” accused Borga. “Additionally, apparently realizing that plaintiff’s doctor had an accent, Dr. Borga exclaimed, ‘What, do you need a translator?’ to which plaintiff’s doctor had again responded that Dr. Borga needed to give plaintiff his HIV medication,” the complaint states. “Dr. Borga responded to plaintiff’s doctor by stating, ‘This is what he gets for going against God’s will,’ and hung up the phone on plaintiff’s doctor.”
Borja even refused to allow Simoes’ sister to visit. His sister, did, however, leave HIV medicine at the nurses’ station. The nurses eventually gave the medicine to Simoes, but not before he had missed five doses.
HEY LOOK WHAT’S EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC:
DR. SUSAN V. BORJAS
TRINITAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
655 EAST JERSEY STREET, ELIZABETH NJ 07206
PHONE: (908) 994-7166
Don’t let this thing continue practicing medicine. Imagine a child’s life in the hands of this monstrosity.
Wow fuck that lady.
This woman does not deserve a medical license.
There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t say this…and this is going to be that time of the day right now: Fuckin’ New Jersey.
I fucking hate this goddamn son of a bitch ass state.
We have the worst people in medicine here. Shit like this goes on all the time.
I had a friend who, after having sex, realized that the condom broke. She went to get Plan B. The pharmacist scolded her with an attitude, “Next time use a condom!”
I have another friend who has such bad anxiety, that she needs to draw while in therapy in order to settle her mind and be receptive to what is being said to her. Her main therapist told her it was okay, and she encourages the drawing, but the second therapist in the room, after 3 months, told my friend that she needed to stop drawing, because SHE didn’t like people who drew (I’m NOT kidding).
Now my friend was unable to focus at all, and had to end up leaving the center she was at so that she could get new doctors because the therapist that bothered her about the drawing, kept harassing her thereafter.
My own experience? I was sexually abused by someone in my family when I was younger. Later in my life I was sexually molested by a “family friend”. The thought of pregnancy terrifies me. It was because of that, that fueled one of the reasons why I never wanted kids all my life.
At age 24 I finally got permission from my gynecologist (after asking for YEARS) to get a tubal ligation (doctor’s don’t want to do it on women for various NON-MEDICAL REASONS, especially if you haven’t had kids yet).
When I went to the hospital to get it done, the nurse assigned to me was more than nasty. She called me disgusting. She told me such things as, “I can’t believe you would do this to yourself.”
She went out and hugged my mom with huge sympathy while saying, “I hope you are okay with her doing this. You can talk to me if you need to. I’m sorry you will never have grandchildren.”
Thankfully I have an awesome mom, and she put the bitch in her place…
But still…I know the HIV situation is A LOT more severe than my stories, but I just need to point out that this unprofessional shit goes on in NJ all the time.
Well~ Signal boost for Joao Simoes too ♥