Maral Noshad Sharifi, Author Of 'The Men Who Want Aids,' Goes On HuffPost Live

8.16.2013

By Out.com Editors

Maral Noshad Sharifi discusses why some men are deliberately trying to get sick

Maral Noshad Sharifi, the author of the provocative story, "The Men Who Want Aids-and How It Improved Their Lives," joins Ricky Camilleri on HuffPost Live to discuss how she came across these men who are trying to contract the disease as a way to get out of trouble. In the article, Sharifi uncovers how they are able to access benefits and better living conditions with a HIV positive diagnosis.

Kate Barnhart, Director of New Alternatives, and Johnny Guaylupo, the Programming Coordinator for Housing Works, provide a perspective from the homeless community that turns to their non-profits for assistance.

Watch the full segment here.

 

 

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