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Author Topic: This makes no freaking sense  (Read 74 times)

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Offline Almost2late

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This makes no freaking sense
« on: Yesterday at 10:52:11 AM »
This really makes no sense that this very blue state with 5000 new infections a year, the Governor would veto a bill that would allow ER's to "offer" HIV testing.. If my state would have offered me testing the several times I've been to the ER before my dx, I would not be living with an AIDS dx.. So fuckin stupid.. Thought this Brown was a liberal..

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Re: This makes no freaking sense
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 08:57:03 PM »
I don't often side with AHF but they are right to blast back. this is a very sad situation.

I've always believed that opt-in testing, that isn't even offered, has been a huge gap in our prevention/early detection interventions. I can't tell you how many people I know who went through multiple ER and hospital stays without a doctor even suggesting, much less just running, the test. Many people have presented with basic symptoms and during the search for the cause not understood that no hiv test was run. Unless YOU know to ask, no one even offers. Many people (sounds like you're one of them A2L) just assume they were "tested for everything" and assume that since no one said the problem was HIV believe that HIV isn't the problem - until later when things are even worse. :(

that "no-one-to-counsel" excuse is lame. Lots of people have been diagnosed and gone on with no one ever counseling them. Hell, no one counsels the people who use the home test either.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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