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Author Topic: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?  (Read 7591 times)

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Offline manchesteruk

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2007, 05:16:08 PM »
  I am still trying to make sense of this sentence.

Ahh yes it was a bit confusing wasn't it.  Basically someone used the word 'riddled' to describe themselves rather than positive etc.  And I was just saying I had a particular problem with that choice of word!
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Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2007, 05:23:25 PM »
Ahh yes it was a bit confusing wasn't it.  Basically someone used the word 'riddled' to describe themselves rather than positive etc.  And I was just saying I had a particular problem with that choice of word!

Like "riddled with sores" or "riddled with potholes?"

That's weird. 

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Offline dtwpuck

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2007, 05:24:00 PM »
Ahh yes it was a bit confusing wasn't it.  Basically someone used the word 'riddled' to describe themselves rather than positive etc.  And I was just saying I had a particular problem with that choice of word!

Makes sense.  I wrote a paper once about the terminology patients use to describe themselves.  That's a new one.
Over the years, I've heard a lot of them:   "I'm a plague person" (said dripping with sarcasm) is one that sticks out in my mind as one of the most poignant, both from the ironic and in-your-face point-of-view.   
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Offline whizzer

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2007, 06:23:16 PM »
I don't mind the word 'POZ'.  It's sort of cute, like 'PEZ', only different, and not quite as sweet.

'Positive _____ ' (fill in the blank) annoys me.  I'm not sure why.  What annoys me even more is 'Positively _____ '.  Too damn upbeat for my taste.

'Barebacking' doesn't bother me.  It's has both negative and, to some, positive connotations, but it is way more efficient than saying 'unprotected intercourse'.  Fewer syllables.

As for my ailment, I not-so-simply say:  "I am host to the virus of Human Immunodeficiency".

Then again, sometimes I refer to myself as simply "the Host".  I kinda like that.  It has a very Catholic feel to it.  That, and the fact that pomposity has always suited me.

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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2007, 06:27:37 PM »
poz is cute. anything but V.D. - and that ain't short for Valentines Day

when i first heard the term barebacking for some reason i instantly knew what it meant

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2007, 06:31:33 PM »
Anyway, HIV is so trendy now.  I hear the medications enable you to climb mountains and stuff.

I'm scaling all 30 feet of Monkey Hill in Audubon Zoo next week.  I've got my clampons and ropes and other gear all ready to go.

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2007, 05:54:54 AM »
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« Last Edit: February 15, 2007, 09:09:49 AM by carousel »

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2007, 06:06:29 AM »
carousel, then the term Gay, really throws you for a loop doesn't it? :D

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2007, 06:09:38 AM »
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« Last Edit: February 15, 2007, 09:17:07 AM by carousel »

Offline Razorbill

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2007, 06:13:46 AM »
The term barebacking is perfect, in so many ways.  It's inventor was a genius. " I have HIV" is a pretty straightforward alternative to "I'm poz".  Only a few syllables longer, but shorter than " I have the virus that causes AIDS, if you can't deal, piss off".

Offline Razorbill

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #60 on: February 12, 2007, 06:17:17 AM »
My closest friend is black and he hates the word "nigger" even spoken between blacks.  And niggah is no better.  I agree with him.  For the same reason, and given the era I grew up in, faggot is not an acceptable term for gay.  Neither is fag.  I let them slip occasionally, but I try not to.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #61 on: February 12, 2007, 06:43:35 AM »
Of course not Razor. A faggot is a bundle of sticks and a fag is a cigarette.

Offline mjmel

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #62 on: February 12, 2007, 07:47:12 AM »
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« Last Edit: February 16, 2007, 02:53:08 PM by mjmel »

Offline Razorbill

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Re: Is anyone fed up with the term "poz" (or Postive Everything)?
« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2007, 03:52:21 PM »
LOL @ Rapidrod.

 


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