Ohio turns down money to fight HIV

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    Oct 30, 2007 6:37 PM GMT


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    Oct 30, 2007 10:30 PM GMT
    Utah? Mormons don't get AIDS, do they?

    Ohio's got a little history with it's citizens.

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    Oct 30, 2007 10:34 PM GMT
    Ohio and Utah don't have any HIV cases.

    ...and Iran has no homosexuals. [Edited...had said Iraq]

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    Oct 30, 2007 11:12 PM GMT
    Iraq has homosexuals. I've read that Saddam was in some old videos when he was younger. Plus our military is over there, so you know there are a big bunch of queers in Iraq (I used to web cam with one-- fun times). It's Iran that has no homosexuals, and there was no holocaust.icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 31, 2007 12:26 AM GMT
    wow I remember those Kent State shootings....what a flash back...the screaming girl was a run-away and her parents recognized her from the photo. Anyway....

    Aren't there any gay organizations up there???
  • liftordie

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    Oct 31, 2007 1:03 AM GMT
    cleveland always was the 'mistake by the lake'
  • Salubrious

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    Oct 31, 2007 6:26 AM GMT
    I used to work in an AIDS clinic in Cleveland, but my position (student intern) was removed because of budget cuts. Sometimes I really hate this state.
  • Sayrnas

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    Oct 31, 2007 6:58 AM GMT
    well, i am not surprised. Not After this S-chip business. what else could go horribly wrong/unseen by the mass population?
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 31, 2007 7:34 AM GMT
    Wow that sucks. Ohio needs to review statistics- does anyone have any??
  • jc_online

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    Oct 31, 2007 12:24 PM GMT
    I am not surprised. I left Ohio 5 years ago because it has been shifting to the right and finally went to far. (of course now I'm in Virginia, so go figure!) I read the article link that Rocco posted, and this comment posted afterward is really telling about how uninformed much of the population there is:

    "Why do we need to spend 1.5 million dollars to tell teenagers that if they inject illegal drugs into themselves or if they have pre-marital sex they will be exposing themselves to HIV/AIDS? Shouldn't their school health classes already be telling them this? My gosh, when did this federal spending spiral so out of control? The shame is not that Ohio didn't take the money, it's that the money is even being offered!"

  • shortGymCA

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    Oct 31, 2007 1:12 PM GMT
    I moved from California to Ohio about two years ago and its not as backwards as it appears most of the time.

    Ohio has one of the worst educational systems in the country so I'm not surprised that they do not have the staff or structure to maintain HIV prevention programs in highschools. Make sure to reread that article (the plain dealer is a great paper), the educational system does not believe they qualify not they don't want to qualify. The legislature having control over the educational system is an unfortunate problem.

    Check out the Aids Resource Center of Ohio or the Cleveland Free Clinic and The Aids Clinic. A student intern position being cut so they can keep more staff positions or better supplies isn't a horrible thing.

    As far as this state turning right, we have an awesome governor who has balanced the budget and enacted an executive order banning state employment discrimination for gays and lesbians and has publicly said he would sign legislation for the private sector if it got to his desk.

    Miami of Ohio as well as many of the other Ohio state schools has partner benefits.

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    Oct 31, 2007 2:28 PM GMT

    That is so wrong!!!! Funny, but so wrong!

    But then again, what can one expect from the land that created Marilyn Manson and Macy Grey (both from my home town)
  • Salubrious

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    Nov 01, 2007 9:20 PM GMT
    Cougar: Other positions in the ACTU were cut as well (I suppose I should have mentioned that), though I think it came from the national group and not the state, but I can't be certain. And I still get some culture shock from being in Ohio (I also moved out here about 2 years ago), though like you said, it's improving. I mean, how conservative can a state be that has Kucinich representing them in the House!