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  • Darren Chiacchia arrested on HIV related charge

    OMG! Another disastrous chapter.

    Link re-found: Link
    Last edited by Andrea_W; Jan. 22, 2010, 09:22 AM. Reason: Note to Mods.

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    Yeah, we already talked about this before and the threads have been closed.
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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      #3
      Sorry to re-post. I just read this news this minute.
      Perhaps the thread can be deleted.

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      • #4
        I think its all very sad.
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        • #5
          If you want to read the full police report it is listed at wwweventingnation.com and the whole thing is indeed very sad.

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          • #6
            We might as well keep it open now that the initial evidence has been made public. It doesn't look good for Darren and the evidence against him is very much in line with his much lamented "behavior" not to mention he pretty much shat on the gay community he supposedly represents by suggesting, in a recorded conversation no less, that HIV is just an accepted part of the lifestyle and that the victim would be naive to think otherwise.
            Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LexInVA View Post
              We might as well keep it open now that the initial evidence has been made public. It doesn't look good for Darren and the evidence against him is very much in line with his much lamented "behavior" not to mention he pretty much shat on the gay community he supposedly represents by suggesting, in a recorded conversation no less, that HIV is just an accepted part of the lifestyle and that the victim would be naive to think otherwise.
              What he said.
              Big Idea Eventing

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              • #8
                ugghh,
                but that's what I always thought about him.........
                I would add that its sad though at least he had a purpose in life before his injury

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                • #9
                  I think I'm glad I missed all of this
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                  • #10
                    I just want to know if Lex still has Celine Dion on his ipod.
                    Another horse hero (Lex) fallen!

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                    • #11
                      I don't own an iPod. I'm anti-Apple and I haven't bought or listened to any Celine Dion since 1997.
                      Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cloudyandcallie View Post
                        I just want to know if Lex still has Celine Dion on his ipod.
                        Another horse hero (Lex) fallen!
                        and there is always the Makenzie Brothers....

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                        • #13
                          This is a tragic situation indeed, BUT not unique to Darren.

                          His partner must bare some responsibility as well. When someone says to you "it's okay, I am negitive, we do not need protection" the response from the partner should have been something like "how do you KNOW that I am".
                          Not only do sexually active people have an obligation to their partners but also to themselves and that means practicing safer sex practices at all times. This is not just about HIV but rather a whole range of other things one can come in contact with.
                          Darren's remark regarding being naive if his partner did not think he has had sex with someone that did not have HIV (or any other sexually transmitted disease) is not far off the mark. This is another reason to take the resposnisbility to protect YOURSELF regardless of how persistent one's partner is about "not having any diseases"
                          Whilst I have no proof that Darren lied when or if asked about his status, it is never the less the responsibility of both parties to be honest and go one further and assume that the other is lying.

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                          • #14
                            Amen Snoopy.

                            That goes for everyone. People are so quick to point fingers and say "that person did that!" It takes two for a concensual relationship. He was with the man for quite some time. And it takes two to forget the risks.

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                            • #15
                              I agree that it is up to each person to protect themselves, but if you KNOW that you are HIV positive, and you are in a loving relationship, wouldn't you want to protect your partner from a horrible and contagious disease?
                              To me, this goes so far beyond the legal issues (which would apply to a stranger or anyone else) to the core of someone who would do this to a loved one.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by snoopy View Post
                                This is a tragic situation indeed, BUT not unique to Darren.

                                His partner must bare some responsibility as well. When someone says to you "it's okay, I am negitive, we do not need protection" the response from the partner should have been something like "how do you KNOW that I am".
                                Not only do sexually active people have an obligation to their partners but also to themselves and that means practicing safer sex practices at all times. This is not just about HIV but rather a whole range of other things one can come in contact with.
                                Darren's remark regarding being naive if his partner did not think he has had sex with someone that did not have HIV (or any other sexually transmitted disease) is not far off the mark. This is another reason to take the resposnisbility to protect YOURSELF regardless of how persistent one's partner is about "not having any diseases"
                                Whilst I have no proof that Darren lied when or if asked about his status, it is never the less the responsibility of both parties to be honest and go one further and assume that the other is lying.
                                Agreed, and speaking as a public health professional, thank you for such a reasoned statement. Unfortunately, the attitude that AIDS is no longer a problem is not unique to this situation. Aside from everything else, as the police report states, a negative test is no guarantee that the partner is not infected. It often takes several months for antibodies to develop, and for the HIV test to give a positive result.

                                EVERYONE should be careful out there.

                                OK, getting off my soap box.
                                Last edited by IFG; Jan. 22, 2010, 01:09 PM. Reason: Grammar.

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                                • #17
                                  Yes it is my opinion that the "victim" here was also a victim of poor judgement/choices.


                                  There are those out there who have no regard for the health of their partners...ultimately a partner should be protecting their own health. I am not siding with Darren on this but as Jazzy said "it takes TWO" when it involves concenting adults.

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                                  • #18
                                    Wow. Blame the victim?

                                    Woman goes into a bar alone, dressed provocatively. Has too much to drink. Accepts ride home from someone she doesn't know well. Is assaulted and raped. Well, I guess she should have known better.

                                    The law disagrees. The assailant committed a crime and should be held accountable for his actions, despite the fact that the victim's actions made it easier to commit said crime.

                                    In other words, it's still burglary even if I leave my door unlocked.

                                    It's still a felony even if DC's partner did not verify DC's HIV status and use protection.
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                                    • #19
                                      Not that it matters at all, but I somehow missed the bulletin that Chiacchia is gay. I really haven't ever given it any thought until now, but I suppose I'd always taken it for granted that most of the men in eventing, along with racing and the Western disciplines, were straight.

                                      (Please don't take the above to mean any more than exactly what it says. It isn't in any way casting aspersions on dressage, hunter-jumpers, etc., and certainly not on gay people. It's just always been my perception).

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                                      • #20
                                        In an attempt to keep this related to horses...

                                        It's a very sad situation, but how do you think this will affect the Eventing world? Or will it? (other than as fodder for gossip, speculation, and innuendo)

                                        What about the Sporthorse Sale that's got his name attached to it?

                                        Any repercussions for Windfall II?

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