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    Jun 13, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    Well I just watch the South Park Aids episode and after that I looked more into aids again. I have watched the movie The Band Plays On and have studied the disease on my own through online medical articles along with other STDs.

    I guess I want to say is that I hope all of you guys keep on fighting. I have talked to people on this who are HIV+ and it makes me proud that they are still here and fighting the disease. Despite these odds I hope you all infected with any STD continue to strive to have a happy and long life. Keep on being that fighter! icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 13, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    It's interesting how a positive and hopeful post often gets no replies, while vapid nonsense runs into pages. Thanks for posting this--we should not forget those struggling for their survival, nor become complacent about staying STD free.
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    Jun 13, 2012 5:46 PM GMT
    vintovka saidIt's interesting how a positive and hopeful post often gets no replies


    It's only been 7 minutes since it was posted.
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    Jun 13, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    vintovka saidIt's interesting how a positive and hopeful post often gets no replies, while vapid nonsense runs into pages. Thanks for posting this--we should not forget those struggling for their survival, nor become complacent about staying STD free.


    Thank you for appreciating the post. I know there are people on this site who struggle with being HIV (whether it be physically or mentally) it is something tough to deal with. I just want people to know I appreciate their courage to fight on and that I will not judge them in a bad way just because they diagnosed with some "gay disease" icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 13, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    FilmGuy18_notporn saidWell I just watch the South Park Aids episode and after that I looked more into aids again. I have watched the movie The Band Plays On and have studied the disease on my own through online medical articles along with other STDs.

    I guess I want to say is that I hope all of you guys keep on fighting. I have talked to people on this who are HIV+ and it makes me proud that they are still here and fighting the disease. Despite these odds I hope you all infected with any STD continue to strive to have a happy and long life. Keep on being that fighter! icon_razz.gif
    Wow! A youngster (and that's an affectionate use of the term) with a brain, and heart actually connected! How refreshing!

    The long term 'survivors' I am sure, will appreciate this thread and FilmGuy18's pride!
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    Jun 13, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
    ^ Hopefully they get to read it over the other topics icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 13, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    I was only diagnosed a year ago, so I'm not a long-term survivor, but I intend to be, and I do appreciate the kind words. Thanks icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 13, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    There was another movie centered on the AIDS epidemic of the 1980's called "Longtime Companion", it came out in 1989. I saw it on Netflix, it was actually pretty good.


    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longtime_Companion
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    Jun 13, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    medfordguy saidI was only diagnosed a year ago, so I'm not a long-term survivor, but I intend to be, and I do appreciate the kind words. Thanks icon_biggrin.gif
    YET! But you will be!icon_wink.gif
    Be good to yourself!
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    Jun 13, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    Mark,

    Thanks, I plan to be good and to keep a positive attitude about life!
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    Jun 14, 2012 12:53 PM GMT
    medfordguy saidI was only diagnosed a year ago, so I'm not a long-term survivor, but I intend to be, and I do appreciate the kind words. Thanks icon_biggrin.gif


    A guy I run with was diagnosed a year ago this week. We run at least 3 times a week, he stays in excellent shape, always has been, plans to stay that way. His attitude before his diagnosis was positive and he has remained incredibly positive since. I have seen him down sometimes, but for the most part, he treats this as any other long term disease that is best treated with a strong body to fight it with.

    Yeah, that's what I like about people with positive attitudes, not a lot gets in their way.
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    Jun 14, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    It's fun to watch young people discovering the world like it just started when they became cognizant.

    Thanks for the encouragement. The World is flattered that it makes you proud.
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    Jun 14, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
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    Caslon19000 saidIt's fun to watch young people discovering the world like it just started when they became cognizant.

    Thanks for the encouragement. The World is flattered that it makes you proud.

    And while you're at it, tell the kid to get off your lawn, why doncha.

    What? And steal your Shtick! I wouldn't dream of it.
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    if y'all can cut the lawn while you're on it, i'll put down my shotgun


    jeez....kids these days icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    This is a lovely sentiment, and I'm glad you educated yourself.

    It is so difficult for me to fathom a gay guy NOT knowing the history of the AIDS epidemic, it was so determinative for those of us who lived through it. It defined our love lives and our politics - and we grieved the loss of so many of our gay brothers.



    FilmGuy18_notporn saidWell I just watch the South Park Aids episode and after that I looked more into aids again. I have watched the movie The Band Plays On and have studied the disease on my own through online medical articles along with other STDs.

    I guess I want to say is that I hope all of you guys keep on fighting. I have talked to people on this who are HIV+ and it makes me proud that they are still here and fighting the disease. Despite these odds I hope you all infected with any STD continue to strive to have a happy and long life. Keep on being that fighter! icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    showme saidIt is so difficult for me to fathom a gay guy NOT knowing the history of the AIDS epidemic, it was so determinative for those of us who lived through it. It defined our love lives and our politics - and we grieved the loss of so many of our gay brothers


    I know it's tough to fathom, and I'm trying not to slip into "wow, you're so old" territory, but I'm 32 and I only have vague memories of the worst of the AIDS crisis. (Honestly, I remember Chernobyl better.) The OP is 18; he has never known a world without protease inhibitors or HAART. Neither of us were affected by AIDS in the same way that our gay forebears were, so we have to learn those lessons through other means.

    Being dismissive of youth, as Caslon is being, means those lessons are lost forever. Way to go.
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    Jun 14, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
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    showme saidIt is so difficult for me to fathom a gay guy NOT knowing the history of the AIDS epidemic, it was so determinative for those of us who lived through it. It defined our love lives and our politics - and we grieved the loss of so many of our gay brothers


    I know it's tough to fathom, and I'm trying not to slip into "wow, you're so old" territory, but I'm 32 and I only have vague memories of the worst of the AIDS crisis. (Honestly, I remember Chernobyl better.) The OP is 18; he has never known a world without protease inhibitors or HAART. Neither of us were affected by AIDS in the same way that our gay forebears were, so we have to learn those lessons through other means.

    Being dismissive of youth, as Caslon is being, means those lessons are lost forever. Way to go.
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    Jun 15, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidIt's fun to watch young people discovering the world like it just started when they became cognizant.
    Don't forget that you were also young once.

    Ok I digress, it might be a bit difficult to remember when the earth's crust cooled, but surely you remember the dinosaurs. Those fuckers were stupider than any of the teens today. Surely you can remember that from your kindergarten days, back when your teacher always tried to make you collect velociraptors for your science projects.
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    Jun 15, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
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    vintovka saidIt's interesting how a positive and hopeful post often gets no replies


    It's only been 7 minutes since it was posted.


    That is 49 minutes in dog years.
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    Jun 15, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    A beautiful sentiment, wonderfully expressed by the OP. Kudos.
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    Jun 15, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    FilmGuy18_notporn saidWell I just watch the South Park Aids episode and after that I looked more into aids again. I have watched the movie The Band Plays On and have studied the disease on my own through online medical articles along with other STDs.

    I guess I want to say is that I hope all of you guys keep on fighting. I have talked to people on this who are HIV+ and it makes me proud that they are still here and fighting the disease. Despite these odds I hope you all infected with any STD continue to strive to have a happy and long life. Keep on being that fighter! icon_razz.gif


    It's really interested that the South Park AIDS episode where Jared from Subway expresses that he wants "All of the children in the world to get aids," is what inspired you to start this post. Either way, I agree with your sentiment.
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    Jun 15, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
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    FilmGuy18_notporn saidWell I just watch the South Park Aids episode and after that I looked more into aids again. I have watched the movie The Band Plays On and have studied the disease on my own through online medical articles along with other STDs.

    I guess I want to say is that I hope all of you guys keep on fighting. I have talked to people on this who are HIV+ and it makes me proud that they are still here and fighting the disease. Despite these odds I hope you all infected with any STD continue to strive to have a happy and long life. Keep on being that fighter! icon_razz.gif


    It's really interested that the South Park AIDS episode where Jared from Subway expresses that he wants "All of the children in the world to get aids," is what inspired you to start this post. Either way, I agree with your sentiment.


    Whoops I should have clarfied. It wa the tonsils problem episode where carman infects Kyle with aids and then magic Johnson finds the cure by injecting himself with all his money.
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    Jun 15, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
    A question for the OP.

    Is the state of education so bad these days that topics like HIV/AIDS and STDs aren't even talked about in the classroom, even in high school?
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    Jun 16, 2012 9:31 AM GMT
    medfordguy saidA question for the OP.

    Is the state of education so bad these days that topics like HIV/AIDS and STDs aren't even talked about in the classroom, even in high school?


    Oh they are talked in schools don't worry. Idk how the teach it in public school cause im in private.
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    Jun 16, 2012 9:57 AM GMT
    medfordguy saidA question for the OP.

    Is the state of education so bad these days that topics like HIV/AIDS and STDs aren't even talked about in the classroom, even in high school?


    Unfortunately, we only have time to instruct the children in Creationism....

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    P.S. And if time left over, the history of Walt Disney.