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Author Topic: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm  (Read 7021 times)

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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2011, 08:46:11 AM »
And also his well known tendency to star fuck  

 

His tendency to star fuck? ::)

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2011, 10:04:33 AM »
(Dachshund, a little birdie says that you are writing comments on my posts.  Just note, I have you on ignore.  Retort to the board all you want.  I don't see them, unless someone else deems to repost them in quotations, which is rare.  Just wanted to say, have a nice life.)

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2011, 12:54:52 PM »
(Dachshund, a little birdie says that you are writing comments on my posts.  Just note, I have you on ignore.  Retort to the board all you want.  I don't see them, unless someone else deems to repost them in quotations, which is rare.  Just wanted to say, have a nice life.)



I re-iterate, though I understand the function and purpose of the "ignore" feature, you use it against prolific posters in an online forum at your own peril.

You are not stopping the conversation, only depriving yourself the opportunity to participate. In that sense, it's really more of a self-punishment to a large degree.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2011, 01:28:54 PM »
(Dachshund, a little birdie says that you are writing comments on my posts.  Just note, I have you on ignore.  Retort to the board all you want.  I don't see them, unless someone else deems to repost them in quotations, which is rare.  Just wanted to say, have a nice life.)



He's written three comments in an attempt to stir shit with you, yet added absolutely nothing insightful or meaningful to the conversation on his own.

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2011, 01:40:58 PM »
He's written three comments in an attempt to stir shit with you, yet added absolutely nothing insightful or meaningful to the conversation on his own.

You wouldn't know insightful if it bit you on the ass. Passive aggressive pablum, nothing more.

Offline David Evans

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2011, 01:58:44 PM »
It's starting to heat up a bit. Still nothing more than a gentle simmer, but let's keep it civil.

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2011, 02:00:18 PM »
OK guys, take a breath and ease up here.

Cooper's lackluster AIDS show is not an excuse to start dicing and slicing at each other, so cut it out. Otherwise there will be tears before bedtime with some Time Outs
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Offline jm1953

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2011, 08:02:57 PM »

Wow, from my perspective, that show really sucked. The guy with the grey beard said he was diagnosed in 1981(Not possible. HIV wasn't established until 1985, after a fight between DR. Gallo and the french.)

Then this same person said "I take my meds and go on with my life."

Really. Talk about sugar coating. He has no problems at all? Great. Now everyone who saw this show thinks HIV is a walk in the park.

This guy did a dis service to his own community. Though I'm not sure what world he lives in.

I'm usually all for any press HIV/AIDS gets. I am seriously going to rethink that. Through my eyes, this show was more harmful than good. By far. And I agree, one hour does such a complex issue no good.

This was very disappointing.


Saw the program and felt exactly the same way as you that the program did not actively portray what it's like living with AIDS.  I think it was more about helping relieve the stigma around AIDS.  But it also sent a message out, to me at least, you just take your meds, and all is fine.  That really pissed me off, because all is not fine after taking these meds for 15 years and all they are doing to our body let alone the virus.  Not to mention the ridiculous costs of HIV medications.

Talking with random survivors and having them tell there stories would be more effective.  Having HIV/AIDS even now is not a cakewalk as we all know.  And creating the illusion all is well with life once on meds gives the illusion then it is ok to take risks if it is so controllable.

I do have to give Anderson Cooper some credit in the respect he tried to bring up some more controversial questions and get some real answers from the panel, who, with the exception of Sir Elton John, were rather sugar coating the situation with all due respect.

The special could have been much better in my opinion.  And needed more than an hour to encompass 30 years of the virus.

My two cents worth,

Best,

Jeff
Positive 25 years. 7/21/2012 Current CD 4: 780 Viral load: less than 50. 38 to 40%
Current drug regimen, Isentress, , Emtriva, Sustiva Wellbutrin, Klonipin, Allegra, Ambien, Testosterone, Nandrolone, Vicodin, Benedryl, Aspirin, lots of vitamin supplements.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2011, 08:14:13 PM »
I'd rather suffer through The Bachelor... :'(
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Offline decayingsinner

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2011, 08:30:11 PM »
Glad I missed this one. This is the first I've heard of this.  AC is not bad for an older man,but my god, he has not personality.  His journalism does not interest me.

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Re: Anderson Cooper Hosts "30 Years Of AIDS" Jan 14 @ 9pm
« Reply #60 on: January 20, 2011, 01:13:33 AM »
AC is not bad for an older man

!!!   Well, he is 43, which puts him in the early stages of decrepitude.  Oh, the humanity!   :o
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