RTB: A new film on our friends in London at HEAL
“Oppression Unlimited” is the story of Mike Hersee’s ex-lover, Cornelius Abraham, who died at the young age of 22 years old. His HIV positive diagnosis was just one of the many oppressing obstacles in his life.
Cornelius was born with a heart defect, but was otherwise healthy. His upbringing in a strict Seventh Day Adventist family was difficult as his parents tried to exorcize him and told him that he was going to go to hell for being gay. While dating Mike, he was very psychosomatic and would get sick according to the emotional issues he was having in life. Cornelius was also very dependent in his relationships with people and he quickly became attached to Mike.
Mike had sex as the receiving partner, unprotected, with Cornelius approximately 70 times after Cornelius was diagnosed “HIV Positive,” but Mike’s subsequent HIV test results were negative.
When Mike broke up with Cornelius, it took away Cornelius’s will to live, affecting how Cornelius took care of himself and in Mike’s opinion Cornelius ended up dying of a broken heart (literally, he died of two heart infections).
To view Mike Hersee’s full story, click HERE
Mike Hersee is one of the co-founders of HEAL London. HEAL stands for Health Education AIDS Liason.
Mike became more interested in helping people with HIV and AIDS diagnoses to overcome the stigma and pressures that come with the identity of testing positive.
In the film, Mike Hersee is being played by Brian Rohan and Cornelius Abraham is being played by Irving Green.
Go to www.hivorlive.com to watch the trailer