surveys make me feel sick

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    Feb 06, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    Im in the Philippines, and not too many people here have HIV unlike neighboring Asian countries. And on the news the other week, a man had admitted that he has HIV; he works in a callcenter (as you may have known by now, the philippines is the cheapest source of labor for subcontractiing contact centers) and he's gay. It was followed by a survey which said that 1 out of 5 men in this kind of business have had sexual contact with the same sex. This created a hype. People around me would accuse me of having HIV, sometimes jokingly but you could always see the prejudicing implications of it. And my friend would say the same, that every gay man who works graveyard is now a suspect of having the virus.
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    and your question is?
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    Feb 07, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    luisluz saidIm in the Philippines, and not too many people here have HIV unlike neighboring Asian countries. And on the news the other week, a man had admitted that he has HIV; he works in a call center (as you may have known by now, the Philippines is the cheapest source of labor for subcontracting contact centers) and he's gay. It was followed by a survey which said that 1 out of 5 men in this kind of business have had sexual contact with the same sex. This created a hype. People around me would accuse me of having HIV, sometimes jokingly but you could always see the prejudicing implications of it. And my friend would say the same, that every gay man who works graveyard is now a suspect of having the virus.


    Welcome to the joys of the Media and the "snap judgments" of a Stereotype.... not fair, not always correct, but the damage is done, by the indiscretions of the one that gets interviewed......sorry about your luck...I don't know how to help you....icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 07, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    Therefore, all guys who work graveyard are fags, and if they are fags,they have AIDS???
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    Feb 07, 2010 4:29 AM GMT

    Perhaps tell them there has to be unsafe sex for there to be any problem. (If you're out to them, ask them if they're suggesting you're unsafe!) icon_wink.gif



    -Doug