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Author Topic: SILENCE STILL EQUALS DEATH -- Please read this-- by Jim Pickett  (Read 2804 times)

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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: SILENCE STILL EQUALS DEATH -- Please read this-- by Jim Pickett
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 07:39:16 PM »
Good Article,  Thanks for posting..

I was wondering where I heard the authors name before.  He's written for Positively Aware magazine.

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 65 years young.

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Re: SILENCE STILL EQUALS DEATH -- Please read this-- by Jim Pickett
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 04:06:28 PM »
Interesting article. It highlights the persistent criticism of the HIV-AIDS paradigm that still the majority of cases are among men, which after 10 years - let alone almost 30 - is not the way an std would behave. An epidemic of an std among, say, merchant marines, would eventually spread more generalized into the population.

Beyond the gender [male] dispaity, we still see the race/class disparity.

I do not share the author's lauding of the marriage obsession and DADT, while I do see the obvious discrimination issue involved. It is no mistake the LGBTQ agenda has moved from the militant street protests demanding, essentially, HEALTH CARE, to demanding bourgeois, Establishment-comfirming marriage rights and open-access mercenaries fighting brown people for oil. Yes, this pisses off the right-wing of the country, but the Establishment is just fine with this one, which risks the system absolutely NOTHING.

Just as it is no mistake we will pay billions for this war gays are asking to access while health programs are being eliminated.  Wake up, and smell the Lies.
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Re: SILENCE STILL EQUALS DEATH -- Please read this-- by Jim Pickett
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010, 07:54:16 AM »
Great article Em, thank you for it.

I can't believe I had flashbacks to 1985. The fact that many are getting full blown Aids before their diagnosed is totally horrific and unacceptable!

25 years later and not much has changed. Frightening, to say the least.
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