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Old 06-29-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Rockland County New York
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WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Saturday urged his fellow Americans to get tested for HIV in an effort to reduce transmission of the virus that causes AIDS.

"On this 14th commemoration of National HIV Testing Day, I urge Americans to take control of their own health -- and protect those they love -- by getting tested for HIV and working to reduce HIV transmission," Obama said in a statement.

Obama urges Americans get tested for HIV - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090627/ts_alt_afp/healthaidsusobama - broken link)

Why should I go and get a HIV test? I live a monogamous relationship and have never used illegal drugs. Perhaps he should say Just say no to drugs and possible dangerous sexual encounters.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Listening to some of these right-wing rants, I'm becoming more and more convinced we need some type of universal heathcare. Some of these people desperately need meds and treatment, no matter what the cost.
As long as the government does not start euthanizing them because the treatment costs are too high and it is deemed "futile". I am totally against euthanasia (sp?) regardless of what the patient's condition is.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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your friend living with AIDS is NOT COMMON enough to warrant the mass testing of people who aren't likely to have it.
Uh, where did I say I had a friends w/aids? Please point it out for me.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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That doesn't address the debate he and I were having. He was saying there should be a public registry for anyone who tests positive for HIV. I disagreed.
I also stated that I did not agree with a registry but you edited that portion of my post. I do agree with him that something should be done but the registry idea may be just too extreme.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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Why should I go and get a HIV test? I live a monogamous relationship and have never used illegal drugs. Perhaps he should say Just say no to drugs and possible dangerous sexual encounters.
Well, I hate to bring this up, I'm sure most people are aware of this, but I'll give it a go: um, because your PARTNER may be cheating on you? It's just an idea.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Rockland County New York
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Well, I hate to bring this up, I'm sure most people are aware of this, but I'll give it a go: um, because your PARTNER may be cheating on you? It's just an idea.
My wife and I are tight. I take it you and yours are not so. Too bad.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Why should I go and get a HIV test? I live a monogamous relationship and have never used illegal drugs. Perhaps he should say Just say no to drugs and possible dangerous sexual encounters.
A lot of people who think they're in monogamous relationships - aren't.

"Just say no" is nice for 8-year-olds, but for adults, life is often a little too complicated for simple-minded slogans like that.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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My wife and I are tight. I take it you and yours are not so. Too bad.
Nope, I'm single. But one can never be too sure, you know? Better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Rockland County New York
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A lot of people who think they're in monogamous relationships - aren't.

"Just say no" is nice for 8-year-olds, but for adults, life is often a little too complicated for simple-minded slogans like that.
Yes we know that even the simplest of slogan can't get through the thick skull of an idiot. I know my wife inside and out and her the same. Sad you believe that every person cheats. Well they don't. I did not meet my wife in a sewer.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Why should I go and get a HIV test? I live a monogamous relationship and have never used illegal drugs. Perhaps he should say Just say no to drugs and possible dangerous sexual encounters.
You think you live in a monogamous relationship. No one can be 100% sure of that, and that's how people become infected and don't realize it.
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