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Author Topic: Senators to take HIV test  (Read 3093 times)

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Offline woodshere

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Senators to take HIV test
« on: November 18, 2006, 04:40:35 PM »
Not sure if this is the right forum but I'll try it here anyway.  2 US Senators are taking an HIV test as a way to encourage others to be tested.  I am not sure if it is that big of a deal.  Most likely, not completely sure, they have never participated in any thing that would have put them at risk for exposure so what do they have to lose.  If someone has been participating in an act that would put them as risk for exposure would seeing 2 Senators inspire them to be tested.  Prior to March of this year it wouldn't have done anything for me and I had definitely done some unsafe things.  While I think anyone who has been possibly exposed to HIV should be tested, I don't think this will do the trick in getting them to be tested.
Just my thoughts.  I might be complete off target.
Woods
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Offline alisenjafi

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2006, 05:40:54 PM »
Considering what gets by here I wouldn't worry about this as it is about HIV. I think if one comes back poz it would make more impact but then I am sure they would cover it up , since that is what our gov't does best. I guess it is a step in the right direction, but then someone is going to ask what were these guys up to, to warrent the test.
I am in favour of mandatory testing myself- sooo.
Imagine if someone sued a gov't official for spreading HIV , now that would make news.
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Offline Eldon

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2006, 06:00:56 PM »
Hey Woods,

Have you ever considered the fact that these very (2) two senators are attempting to "Lead By Example"? In fact, this could very well be their motive.

I am in total agreement that anyone who has practiced "unsafe" sex that would have put them at risk should have and HIV test done. By doing this, it can curb the infection rate. There are select number of individuals who are walking around who is HIV positive and they do not even know it. It is unfortunate that they eventually find out through a certain circumstance.

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Offline woodshere

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2006, 07:24:44 PM »
Agree with both of you.  I guess my question is, will the people that really need to be tested be inspired to do so?
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Offline Eldon

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2006, 08:26:53 PM »
Hey Woods,

The ones that know they need to be tested will have to make that "choice"/ Some are afraid to find out that they are HIV positive. It is an internal fear that is holding them back.



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Offline aztecan

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006, 08:39:21 AM »
Hey guys,

This is probably an outgrowth of the CDCs announcement of its new recommendations earlier this year.
The CDC is recommending everyone age 13 and older and less than 73 (I think that was the cap) be tested. They included everyone, not just those who think they might have been at risk, as was the case in the past.

Personally, I wouldn't put a cap on it. I know some seniors and they haven't give up sex as yet.

I firmly believe everyone should be tested, regardless of what their history has been, I am seeing more and more people who didn't fit established risk groups, but they've got the bug.

HUGS,

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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2006, 08:58:49 AM »
Whomever tests, I pray they come back negative.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008, 10:26:33 AM »
The CDC is recommending everyone age 13 and older and less than 73 (I think that was the cap) be tested. They included everyone, not just those who think they might have been at risk,

I say let's get private health insurance companies involved since their whole raison d'etre is to quoteunquote insure health.  ( >:( insert disgusted laughter >:( ) They do very little for society as it is, unless of course being a source of hassles and roadblocks is contributing to society. (insert more disgusted laughter) Make the f*ckers work is what I say.

Whomever tests, I pray they come back negative.

Me too. And not just for the human aspect but the numerous infrastructures don't need the extra burden either.

Out of curiosity does anyone know which 2 Senators did this? I'd ask Woodshere directly but he's M.I.A. lately.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2008, 05:00:22 PM »
HHHmmmmm,


I wonder if it was these two Senators :

http://www.dallasvoice.com/artman/publish/article_3978.php


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Offline Winiroo

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2008, 06:16:25 PM »

Personally, I wouldn't put a cap on it. I know some seniors and they haven't give up sex as yet.


I work 6 - 7 days a week for an 72 year old man. He has some mental illness and lives by himself in an adult retirement community.
Up till last year when his sister took over his money he was hiring hookers.
Dude was totally being ripped off by ladies for hire.
Poor guy thought these young gals really loved his hot body LOL

I wouldn't be surprised if he came up positive.

Offline Mike2008

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2008, 10:50:51 AM »
I hope one of them was the guy from Idaho who likes to play around in restrooms.   ;D
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Offline Coffeechick88

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2008, 10:48:12 AM »
Hey guys,

This is probably an outgrowth of the CDCs announcement of its new recommendations earlier this year.
The CDC is recommending everyone age 13 and older and less than 73 (I think that was the cap) be tested. They included everyone, not just those who think they might have been at risk, as was the case in the past.

Personally, I wouldn't put a cap on it. I know some seniors and they haven't give up sex as yet.

I firmly believe everyone should be tested, regardless of what their history has been, I am seeing more and more people who didn't fit established risk groups, but they've got the bug.

HUGS,

Mark

I've never understood having a cap on it, since sex doesn't automatically stop at a certain age.  My grandma tells me how her 78 year old husband won't leave her alone and wants it all the time.  I know this may sound odd that I know this about my grandma, but she has never been shy about talking about her sex life and we talk about everything.  I agree with everyone being tested regardless.  If my doctors and I had only relied on the information about high risk groups being the only ones to get tested, I probably would just be finding out my status, since they recommend all pregnant women being tested.  That would have been 8 years of delayed treatment and people I would have exposed during that time, though I would like to think I would have had all protected sexual encounters even if I thought I was negative, but one can't ever say for sure.
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Offline redhotmuslbear

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2008, 12:48:01 PM »
I hope one of them was the guy from Idaho who likes to play around in restrooms.   ;D


Now now.  One of us was apparently HIV+ when foolish enough to have sex with that man 21 years ago.  Alas, the senator used a condom while topping, and the other party didn't even lak precum.
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Offline planonstaying

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2008, 05:25:11 PM »
Yeah, some story about Barack Obama's in roads into   the  Zorastorian practicing indian immigrants  vote in the Democratic primarys got more news.  God when did Elections become like a football  broadcast with a play by play.  It's a shame the testing story wasn't front page. Now what would rock was if all three candidates still in the race annouced they were getting tested. That would reall raise awareness..
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Offline jammerz

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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2008, 01:34:14 PM »
My guess is both already know their results. No one wants to find out at the same time the rest of the world does.
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Re: Senators to take HIV test
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2008, 06:23:09 AM »
I work 6 - 7 days a week for an 72 year old man. He has some mental illness and lives by himself in an adult retirement community.
Up till last year when his sister took over his money he was hiring hookers.
Dude was totally being ripped off by ladies for hire.
Poor guy thought these young gals really loved his hot body LOL

It is very sad that the meddling old biddy robbed him of what was probably his only joy in life. 
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