Sir Elton John: Too many gays don’t seem to care about HIV

  • metta

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    Oct 25, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    Sir Elton John: Too many gays don’t seem to care about HIV


    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/10/25/sir-elton-john-too-many-gays-dont-seem-to-care-about-hiv/
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    Oct 26, 2014 1:30 PM GMT
    He is complaining that not enough gay men regularly get themselves tested for HIV. Fair point, but why not make it easier for gay men to get tested by post and publicize it more?

    This is a good example of what should be available to gay men everywhere:

    http://www.tht.org.uk/sexual-health/About-HIV/HIV-postal-test-new
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    Oct 26, 2014 1:32 PM GMT
    It's to do with this ignorant attitude that HIV is a thing of the past now we have PEP. Scary, as I've read recently that we're seeing a huge rise in new cases in the UK.

    Time for more education on the matter.
  • Asmodeus

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    Oct 26, 2014 1:47 PM GMT
    Most live on denial thinking: "Oh that won't never happen to me"
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    Oct 26, 2014 1:54 PM GMT
    Asmodeus saidMost live on denial thinking: "Oh that won't never happen to me"


    I think most live in fear, rather than denial.
  • tj85016

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    Oct 26, 2014 3:10 PM GMT
    the PC police and the porn industry have trivialized a still deadly disease.

    show me a 10 year study of Truvada (Prep) please
  • BLucky

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    Oct 26, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    I agree that many gay men don't act responsibly by getting checked regularly. Add to that the rampant promiscuity that many practice and the unsafe sexual practice of not using protection and you have an ongoing epidemic of sexual diseases within the community. It makes it very scary for those of us who think sex should mean something, or at least not be practiced constantly with random strangers.
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    Oct 26, 2014 5:49 PM GMT
    BLucky saidI agree that many gay men don't act responsibly by getting checked regularly. Add to that the rampant promiscuity that many practice and the unsafe sexual practice of not using protection and you have an ongoing epidemic of sexual diseases within the community. It makes it very scary for those of us who think sex should mean something, or at least not be practiced constantly with random strangers.


    You are of course entitled to your opinion, but many people, of whatever sexual orientation, like having sex for the sake of having sex. I don't necessarily subscribe to that outlook, but if they are consenting adults, it is their business. There are plenty of people in supposedly stable relationships who screw around.

    I think the priority is to encourage everyone to practice safe sex, rather than prescribing who ought to be doing it with whom.
  • Sincityfan

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    Oct 26, 2014 6:49 PM GMT
    Worth noting that this is the same guy that said civil unions are "enough" and gays should be fine with that, yet was one of the first to get married in NYC. This is also the same guy that hosted a (sex) party with (bareback) belami porn stars.
    Notice a pattern?
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    Oct 26, 2014 9:24 PM GMT
    Sincityfan saidWorth noting that this is the same guy that said civil unions are "enough" and gays should be fine with that, yet was one of the first to get married in NYC. This is also the same guy that hosted a (sex) party with (bareback) belami porn stars.
    Notice a pattern?


    Citation re barebacking please: He's also the same guy who has very good lawyers and very deep pockets.

    Let's also not forget his Elton John Foundation has raised $200 million to support HIV/AIDS programs in fifty-five countries.
  • secondstartot...

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    Oct 26, 2014 10:19 PM GMT
    most gays think its enough to write "drug and disease free " in the looking for section of their profile , on whatever dating program they are using
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    Oct 26, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidHe is complaining that not enough gay men regularly get themselves tested for HIV. Fair point, but why not make it easier for gay men to get tested by post and publicize it more?

    This is a good example of what should be available to gay men everywhere:

    http://www.tht.org.uk/sexual-health/About-HIV/HIV-postal-test-new


    Ding ding ... free mail home kit would be amazing.
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    Oct 27, 2014 4:10 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidHe is complaining that not enough gay men regularly get themselves tested for HIV. Fair point, but why not make it easier for gay men to get tested by post and publicize it more?

    This is a good example of what should be available to gay men everywhere:

    http://www.tht.org.uk/sexual-health/About-HIV/HIV-postal-test-new


    In my city the NOAIDS Taskforce provides free HIV testing. They even have outreach programs where they regularly visit gay bars and offer free testing on site. Every gay bar has a huge goldfish bowl filled with condoms free for the taking. I don't know how much more it can be made any easier yet my city has one of the highest infection rates in the US!
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    Oct 27, 2014 9:44 PM GMT
    If anyone can give a legit reason as to why they shouldn't get tested regularly then I'd love to hear it.

    Answer: There are none.

    You have a personal responsibility/obligation to yourself to know your own status and to inform whoever the hell you're fucking. Literally that simple. They've got kits you can take home and test yourself in private. The poor excuse list to not getting tested is a show of poor character. I find it morbidly hilarious and ironic that the same people who are "scared" to get tested are the ones running around doing scary stuff that warrants them to get tested. Ain't that some shit?
  • metta

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    Oct 27, 2014 9:49 PM GMT
    ^

    There is one legit reason to not get tested on a regular basis: celibacy. Other than that...yes, you are correct.

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    Oct 27, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    Actually, no. Celibacy isn't a legit reason since you can contract HIV and a few other STD's without having sex. Try again.

    No legit reason for not being aware of your health status exists.