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Your father has died, and his will stipulates, that you must infect yourself with HIV, in order to get the money. You agree to the terms. How much money did you inherit?

Asked by ragingloli (46575points) June 24th, 2019

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Darth_Algar's avatar

So, what, we just make up a number here? In that case I inherited $1 trillion USD.

zenvelo's avatar

None, because my health, even with all the known antiviral medications, isn’t worth the money.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Me too. 20 trillion. Because we have AIDs on the run and now I got the money to chase it!

flutherother's avatar

It would be nice to pass something on to the kids and HIV is a treatable illness these days but I think I will pass. My father died some time ago, he had little to leave and he would never have put such stipulations in his will.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Sounds exactly like what my bio-dad would stipulate. So at least 5 million to die in peace and luxury.

anniereborn's avatar

When my father died he owed money. The point is moot.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Tap dancing? Does that include contesting the will? In view of the bizarre nature of the stipulation, I should be able to have it overturned with relative ease. It’s a bad idea to include provisions in your will guaranteed to produce physical harm to the heirs.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

That sounds like a Twilight Zone episode where the will asks people to ware masks equvilant to their faults. The twist is the masks never come off.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Me thinks some folks are taking this WAY too seriously!

stanleybmanly's avatar

When you read a question such as this, the unavoidable speculation must be on the mind behind it.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Of course not…I don’t agree to a foolish stipulation.
Only the greedy would go for it.
Your health is the most valuable to have..not money!

kritiper's avatar

All of it. Who would make you conform to the terms of the will under those conditions??

JLeslie's avatar


I can’t even believe anyone even semi entertains the idea.

stanleybmanly's avatar

@Dutchess III “Forget it Jake. It’s Chinatown”.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Considering I already agreed as part of the question, it then becomes a calculation. Probably no less than 10 million.

elbanditoroso's avatar

In the US (not sure about Germany) a will that contains illegal instructions cannot be enforced.

So this will, when it got to probate, would be deemed unenforceable.

Cupcake's avatar

Even though HIV is well-controlled with medication now, there are still many side effects of the nature of the infection that I would not want. These would include pain and cognitive decline, for example, not to mention the inconvenience of the disease, its medical sequalae and taking multiple medications (each with their own side effects) potentially for the rest of my life.

I also think that many of you are grossly underestimating the stigma that still runs rampant about those with HIV.

I’m with @JLeslie. No way.

Dutchess_III's avatar

For 20 trillion dollars it’s enforceable!! At least my children and their children will never have to worry. So what if I’m dead.

JLeslie's avatar

@Dutchess_III They will worry about you, but the selfless act is admirable.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I don’t care if it’s admirable. Rhey will worry about me for one reason or another anyway, eventually. At least that way I have something substantial to give them for their love and concern. The way it is now, the $12 they each will get won’t cut it! And then they have to split that $12 amongst their kids. Nah. Gimme the 20 Trillion.

JLeslie's avatar

@Dutchess_III I get it. Having children changes the equation drastically. If my husband or I had to die I would choose me, because I think he has so much better chance of a long life and better health. I can only imagine if I had children. I’m sure I’d throw myself on a grenade for them.

It’s similar to why some people don’t want to live too long with serious health issues and drain the family money with healthcare costs.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I hope I never have to throw myself on a grenade.

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