Accused HIV+ Speaks
My name is ROSCOE PERRY CARBONELL, and I'm 27 years old I am presently residing here near De Castro Ave. Pasig City. I am an HIV+ person… I am very sorry" alam ko na na may HIV ako last October 2008 pa pero nakipag sex parin ako kasi gusto ko makaganti (I know that I have HIV since 2008 but I still have sex just to get revenge)" …To all those whom I had sex before.. " Sana mapatawad niyo ako (I hope you could forgive me)".
These are some of the shocking words written in the one and only post at http://www.roscoeperrycarbonell.blogspot.com/
Recently this alarming web URL is being circulated regarding a guy from San Juan declaring his HIV/AIDS Positive status, claiming that he, personally, was the one who made the website. To my curiosity, I tried to contact him in his YM account found in his website.
After a few days later, he replied to my messages. Then we had a brief conversation to confirm his health situation. I was supposed to lend him a helping hand and lead him to the organizations and experts on AIDS Awareness and Prevention in the Philippines.
To my surprise, the site is “Fraudulent”. This is how he describes the content of the website.
“I’m not HIV+”, cries Rosco Perry Carbonell, also known as Coco.
As we continued with our small discussion, he stated that he is not responsible for creating the blog site. Then I asked who’s accountable for doing it? Coco replied, “My great enemies… I already sued the 2 guys who made it” According to him, the alleged mastermind of creating and disseminating the website made two (2) fake accounts in Planetromeo and Manjam, luckily, he was able to report it to the site admin and was eventually removed.
At present, Coco is experiencing grave emotional and psychological trauma with the issue. Every aspect in his life was affected including his family, career, social, and love life. There was an instance when Coco was walking in the mall and suddenly, someone pointed at him saying that I am HIV+. Carbonell shares, “Everyone was looking at me with dismay, so I just went away from the crowd”
He is currently pursuing a case against the guys, who did this to him, however, it seems that are not replying to the summons of the trial. Though he did not mention the names of the said persons, he personally knows them and all their contact information, where they live, and even their full name. According to an email I received, if proven guilty, they can be charged with a criminal offense which is punishable by law.
Coco is asking everyone not to believe in the hearsays about his physical condition. “… no one is allowed to point an individual whether he or she is (HIV) positive or negative”, Carbonell emphasized.
This is a serious matter and is not to be taken lightly. The damage was done and he is now attached to the stigma of the society. Hopefully his case will be closed and prove to the community that he is a victim of a malicious act and false accusation.
“Again I’m not HIV+”-Coco