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Author Topic: Testing the Limits  (Read 765 times)

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Offline oksikoko

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Testing the Limits
« on: September 16, 2013, 07:39:42 PM »
I love this. Bringing it out of the shadows.

From Poz Magazine's Tumblr:
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In a controversial HIV awareness campaign, a group called Teen-Testers is approaching youths on the streets and at parks, offering them an oral HIV test on the spot, in front of all their friends. The results, too, are given publicly, often while cellphones record the process.

Of course, there are so many things that could go wrong, this is bound to result in a few unfortunate incidents.

http://pozmagazine.tumblr.com/post/61419397689/testing-the-limits-in-a-controversial-hiv
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2013-10-03:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1105
2013-05-23:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (-) 945
2013-02-25:                ☣ VL (-) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1123
2012-12-16: Enter Stribild
2012-11-20: HIV+           ☣ VL (→) 132,683      ☣ CD4 (→) 920
2012-04-01: HIV-
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Re: Testing the Limits
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 07:50:05 PM »
hmm..
interesting. neat idea. the concept in terms of awareness is to be commended. any reality check is good. whatever works.
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

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Re: Testing the Limits
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 08:00:44 PM »
 A false positive and like OMG Becky is such a slut and we shouldn't hang out anymore .

Where Im happy people are testing , stigma being alive and well I wouldn't want to tell a teenager s/he has HIV on a sidewalk in front of their friends . 
« Last Edit: September 16, 2013, 08:03:23 PM by Jeff G »

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Re: Testing the Limits
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 08:19:41 PM »
Yay false negatives and screwing without condoms!

Teenage Testing/Barebacking parties!

And I am sure a sixteen year old kid in full hormonal surge would react rationally when s/he tests positive in front of his friends. In the middle of the street.

Will they have cameras rolling when that happens? Please?

« Last Edit: September 16, 2013, 08:39:59 PM by jkinatl2 »
"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."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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