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Old 06-28-2009, 11:37 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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AIDS is a 100% preventable. Since many Americans choose to ignore the risks and continue in risky behaviors, AIDS has become an unnecessary epidemic and now our president is calling us all to be tested. Frankly, more attention needs to be devoted on cancer research IMO.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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AIDS is a 100% preventable.
Condoms break. People make mistakes. Unless you're suggesting that everybody stop having sex (and that's completely unrealistic), it's not 100% preventable.

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Since many Americans choose to ignore the risks and continue in risky behaviors, AIDS has become an unnecessary epidemic
Is there such a thing as a necessary epidemic?

And although some do ignore the risks and have unsafe sex, others do not. Are you suggesting that people who contract HIV should be scorned and left to die? Or that nothing should be done to try to prevent people from passing the disease on to others?

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and now our president is calling us all to be tested.
Yes. Everybody should know their HIV status. You want to prevent further transmission, don't you? If someone is HIV-positive, I think it's a good thing for that individual to know it.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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AIDS is a 100% preventable. Since many Americans choose to ignore the risks and continue in risky behaviors, AIDS has become an unnecessary epidemic and now our president is calling us all to be tested. Frankly, more attention needs to be devoted on cancer research IMO.
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President Obama made no suggestion that the government was going to spend a penny...he encouraged people to be tested for HIV. It became an
epidemic under a president who would not acknowledge its existence, keeping the public from being made conscious of the disease and how it's spread.
Yes, our president calls on us to be responsible adults and have a simple test.
Nobody suggested that cancer research be ignored..it has no place in this discussion.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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What an idiot.

What, does he think AIDs just broke out last week?

Does he really think people need him to tell them to do such a thing.

The colossal arrogance of the man knows no bounds.
Eh? What's the problem? He made a 'public service announcement' with a good motive and your participation is voluntary. I recall a Nancy Reagan telling kids (and young adults) to "Just Say No" even though drug use is a centuries old problem. Was she arrogant, too?
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Denver
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AIDS is a 100% preventable. Since many Americans choose to ignore the risks and continue in risky behaviors, AIDS has become an unnecessary epidemic and now our president is calling us all to be tested. Frankly, more attention needs to be devoted on cancer research IMO.
Are you outing yourself as a virgin? (And by the way, HIV isn't always transmitted through sexual contact or needle drug usage)
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:03 AM
 
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AIDS is a 100% preventable. Since many Americans choose to ignore the risks and continue in risky behaviors, AIDS has become an unnecessary epidemic and now our president is calling us all to be tested. Frankly, more attention needs to be devoted on cancer research IMO.
You are correct. AIDS is preventable. AIDS is no longer epidemic in most of America even among gays. The governments education initiatives regarding AIDS has been successful. However, AIDS reamains epidemic in the Black community. I don't know why the education programs have not worked for the Black community:

"While its impacts are not evenly spread -- infection rates are particularly high among gay and bisexual men, African Americans and Latinos -- when one of our fellow citizens becomes infected with HIV every nine-and-a-half minutes, the epidemic affects all Americans."
- Barrack Obama

Higher among gays, bisexuals and Latinos certainly but not epidemic. Obama seems to be couching the African American problem by referencing other groups that may have higher rates of AIDS but not considered epidemic.

- Reel
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: um....guess
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What an idiot.

What, does he think AIDs just broke out last week?

Does he really think people need him to tell them to do such a thing.

The colossal arrogance of the man knows no bounds.
How is he ignorant? For reinforcing the need to tell people to get tested? How you can call that ignorant is beyond me, but this is par for the course for some on here.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I see remedial reading is in order.

Nowhere in my post is the word "ignorant".
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: um....guess
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I see you can't refrain yourself from posting snotty posts, can you? You're right, you said arrogance pardon me. So let's see here...yep, same question can apply. How is he being ARROGANT by reinforcing to citizens the important of AIDS testing?
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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What an idiot.

What, does he think AIDs just broke out last week?

Does he really think people need him to tell them to do such a thing.

The colossal arrogance of the man knows no bounds.
Colossal arrogance?

It's a good move for him to urge people to get tested.

In the end, what harm would it honestly do?
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