So basically lets round up drug users, individuals with HIV, AIDS, etc and lock them up in an institution? If you DON'T treat the WHOLE person then you've done nothing to help them. Individuals with drug addictions are not bad people-they typically have multiple issues contributing to their addiction. Locking them up away from society isn't an answer..I wish I knew the answer but thats not it. The needle exchange is a start. More treatment centers that are FREE for those who want help would be another answer. The methadone clinic-though loathed by many-is another answer-at least those going there are not using heroin and leaving dirty needles laying around. I have to respectfully disagree about the 'patron' at least not using heroine. That is completely wrong and I do know that for a FACT. Personal experiences. Many of those people are taking the methadone and the heroine because a little talked about fact is that combining it with other drugs is like a super booster. I personally know people who do this.
As I said in my last post to OG-I am sure there are some who do use other illicit drugs while going to the clinic, but I also do know for a FACT-personal experiences that not all the individuals going there use other illicit drugs and are following the program, going to meetings, seeing counselors, passing their drug tests-not cheating, because they WANT to get clean.
There is nothing emotional about not wanting hundreds of modern day "Typhoid Marys" walking around infecting others. They made their choices and they must live with the consequences but there is no reason the rest of us should have to. AS far as your last sentence, it's not about the Grace of God but rather the CHOICE to ignore HIS laws which were given to us for OUR PROTECTION, not out of Divine vindictiveness. Suffice to say that if we all lived according to God's Word there might be a handful of people in darkest Africa that acquired HIV from eating infected monkeys rather than a worldwide epidemic that has claimed millions of lives.
For starters HIV is NOT spread via walking around others-it is spread via blood born pathogens, unprotected sex, sharing of needles among infected individuals, contact with bodily fluids with mucous membranes or broken skin. If you are scared you might get infected then you might be the one who needs to seclude yourself and not leave your home because there are people living with HIV all around you and you won't find track marks in their arms! I personally know individuals with HIV who are teachers in our schools, health care providers, restaurant workers, store clerks, plumbers, students, hairdressers! I think PNG's quote says it all! We must speak the truth in love.