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Author Topic: Another Example of Ignorance  (Read 3086 times)

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Offline tednlou2

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Another Example of Ignorance
« on: May 20, 2010, 01:18:33 AM »
I read this question from someone who says the gay community should face the fact that HIV is a gay disease---his words, not mine.  It isn't that he thinks more gays have it (which isn't true worldwide), he seems to not believe heterosexuals can get the virus. 

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q208680.html

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 01:27:29 AM »
And surprise, surprise this asshole posts at TehBodyDotCom.

 ::)

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 01:28:44 AM »
And surprise, surprise this asshole posts at TehBodyDotCom.

 ::)

MtD

If you judge a site by the people who post on it, I dare ask what people think of our motley crew in AMI

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 01:31:12 AM »
If you judge a site by the people who post on it, I dare ask what people think of our motley crew in AMI

When I saw the thread title I was tempted to post: Oh, so now you see what I think of 90% of the posts on here every day.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 01:37:29 AM »
If you judge a site by the people who post on it, I dare ask what people think of our motley crew in AMI

You need to think of AMI as a sewer trap. It keeps the freaks, cyberchondriacs and flat out lunatics who are irresitably drawn to a forum like this coralled up in one place where they can't do too much damage. When AMI blocks up we flush them back out into the drains of the internet like the turds they are.

In that sense, thebody.com is sorta like AMI I suppose.

But there is a considerable point of difference. Whilst the losers who post in AMI are not really that different to the losers who frequent thebody.com for advice, the standard of information provided here is far superior to that which is provided in BobLand.

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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 01:47:10 AM »
I have to admit a large majority of the questions to thebody's AMI forum are so insane--such as the question about whether you can get HIV via a fart.  It seems so many are just making up ridiculous questions.  I can't believe that many people would think you can get HIV from a fart, wearing an HIVer's clothing, etc.  Well, I guess I can believe it.

However, I've found the other docs like Dr. Young, Dr. Holodniy, and Dr. McGowan are very helpful and usually get good, serious questions. 

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 02:12:58 AM »
I thought my fart question was rather clever the other day.
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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 08:13:23 AM »
Dr. Bob is sooooo  1990's. He tells the guy to "wake up and smell the AZT". Ok, it made me giggle, but shouldn't that have been "wake up and smell the Atripla"?

And what's this fart thing? Linkage, please. I didn't go very far back in reading Am I posts that were made during my absence and musta missed it, but it sounds like a must-read and candidate for the Am I Infected Forum Hall of Shame. And the 2010 Pussybear Award.
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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 08:20:52 AM »
Dr. Bob is sooooo  1990's. He tells the guy to "wake up and smell the AZT". Ok, it made me giggle, but shouldn't that have been "wake up and smell the Atripla"?

And what's this fart thing? Linkage, please. I didn't go very far back in reading Am I posts that were made during my absence and musta missed it, but it sounds like a must-read and candidate for the Am I Infected Forum Hall of Shame. And the 2010 Pussybear Award.

I don't recall a fart thread in AMI. I remember laying an astonishingly witty zinger on Teddy about his farts here in LW a couple of weeks back.

Nevertheless if there IS a HIV thru farts thread in the S-Bend, I propose we revive the Fortune Cookie Full of Cat Shit Awards.

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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2010, 12:17:42 AM »
The fart thing was on thebody's Am I Infected forum.  I believe it won their funniest/silliest question of the year.  See below:

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q203833.html


Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 12:23:49 AM »
The fart thing was on thebody's Am I Infected forum.  I believe it won their funniest/silliest question of the year.  See below:

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q203833.html



I'll take yer word for it.

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 10:11:02 AM »

The fart thing was on thebody's Am I Infected forum.  I believe it won their funniest/silliest question of the year.  See below:

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q203833.html


Oh good lord, that takes the (bean)cake. And here I was tut-tutting earlier today over an alleged RN who's been coming here for a few months asking if saliva is infectious.

And this person on tehbodeh is claiming to have a Public Health Masters while asking if farts are infectious?

Do some of these people live in a parallel universe or what? ???


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« Last Edit: May 21, 2010, 10:12:56 AM by Ann »
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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 12:12:45 PM »
Oh good lord, that takes the (bean)cake. And here I was tut-tutting earlier today over an alleged RN who's been coming here for a few months asking if saliva is infectious.

And this person on tehbodeh is claiming to have a Public Health Masters while asking if farts are infectious?

Do some of these people live in a parallel universe or what? ???


edited to fix dodgy formatting

Key word there is "alleged."

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Offline Ann

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2010, 12:28:20 PM »

Key word there is "alleged."


Brother, don't I know it! ::)
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2010, 10:38:16 PM »
Well, I think this one takes the cake.  I'm not sure if there is a language issue or what.  I know there are sooooo many things I don't know about HIV.  However, even Lindsey Lohan and I would get the basics.

 http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q208780.html

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2010, 10:53:59 PM »
I know i was uninformed, but seriously ::)

Anyone else wonder how Anne, Andy and the others don't end up screaming at the monitor, before beating it into another incarnation????

John( who wonders if this is what happened to Ann's computer ;) )

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2010, 10:56:28 PM »
Well, I think this one takes the cake.  I'm not sure if there is a language issue or what.  I know there are sooooo many things I don't know about HIV.  However, even Lindsey Lohan and I would get the basics.

 http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q208780.html

That qualifies as one of the most fucking stupid questions ever asked.  I seriously cannot stomach reading thebody.
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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2010, 11:10:36 PM »
That qualifies as one of the most fucking stupid questions ever asked.  I seriously cannot stomach reading thebody.

Now, now Rev. There are no stupid questions.

Only inquisitive idiots.

MtD

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2010, 11:14:22 PM »

Anyone else wonder how Anne, Andy and the others don't end up screaming at the monitor, before beating it into another incarnation????


You think we don't? ???


John( who wonders if this is what happened to Ann's computer ;) )


It was. I also had to pay to replace the window said computer sailed through.

Shit happens, eh?

We've had this "can gay sex generate hiv infection?" here before. People love to succumb to the guilt gene.
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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2010, 01:57:09 AM »
The ass-hattery does not stop, it should be noted, at the AM I forum. Plenty of folks on the meat N taters side of AM would enjoy playing fast and loose with science as it suits them.

I sit on my hands a lot, instead of typing what I think. Not always, but a lot.

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2010, 02:02:19 AM »
in reference to the fart comment I love the HIV charged farts that don't stink when it appears to stink when you get HIV

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Re: Another Example of Ignorance
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2010, 02:15:29 AM »
In my mercifully short First-gen Viracept days, I spent more time than I care to admit mortified at the quantity and quality of my gas. You know its bad when all conversation in the car stops, and the rear-seat passenger opens a window. Not cracks. Opens.

I still, thanks to Norvir, sometimes produce chemicals which should be - and possibly will be - discovered on another world. Being mortified is part of the HIV experience. You'd think a person would get used to it. This person, to date, has not.

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