Autoimmune Disease Does Not Equal AIDS

I posted a picture of myself on Instagram today with the hashtag #autoimmunedisease. A male friend of mine from my high school days commented. “U have AIDS?”
I had to stop and ask if he was being serious to which he replied “#autoimmunedisease?”
Seriously???? Do people really think AIDS is the same thing when someone says autoimmune disease?
So I copy pasted the definition of each and explained that I have Ankylosing Spondylitis which is s type of autoimmune disease.
Obviously the general public needs to be better educated about autoimmune diseases.


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