How many people who actually don't know their HIV status.

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    Feb 20, 2010 2:02 PM GMT
    I have friends who were tested a year or so ago, they tested negative, however, since then, they engaged in risky behaviors with persons of unknown HIV status but insist on saying they are negative
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    Feb 20, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    ASGCville saidI have friends who were tested a year or so ago, they tested negative, however, since then, they engaged in risky behaviors with persons of unknown HIV status but insist on saying they are negative

    That is truly sad. HIV is nothing to play around with or take lightly.
    I have not had sex in a good while but still get tested just to be sure you know? I'd rather know and go from there than not know and assume but then again that is just my perspective. If I had HIV I sure as hell would not want to pass that on.
  • laxdude25

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    Feb 20, 2010 7:29 PM GMT
    i test every 3-4 months for hiv and all sti's, just to be sure. i always wrap it for fucking, but suck and get sucked without protection, so i figure i'm at risk for various sti's even though i know and trust my partner(s). as guys on rj have reminded me, no matter how much you trust a guy.... anyway, based on my most recent test 2 months ago i'm neg.
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    Feb 20, 2010 9:49 PM GMT
    Have a look on A4A sometime. It's amazing how statistically about 1 in 3 or 1 in 5 guys in popular cities are positive, yet on A4A about 95% are "negative".
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    Feb 20, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    nismo29732 saidThat is truly sad. HIV is nothing to play around with or take lightly.
    I have not had sex in a good while but still get tested just to be sure you know? I'd rather know and go from there than not know and assume but then again that is just my perspective. If I had HIV I sure as hell would not want to pass that on.


    There's really no reason to test repeatedly if you haven't had sex in a while. Many gay guys have a phobia of HIV that leads to all sorts of behavior, but it's important to realize that if you're not infected, it's not going to come out of nowhere.
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    Feb 20, 2010 9:56 PM GMT
    ASGCville saidI have friends who were tested a year or so ago, they tested negative, however, since then, they engaged in risky behaviors with persons of unknown HIV status but insist on saying they are negative


    Then they are stupidicon_mad.gif

    Why are people still getting AIDS in this day and time? I just don't get it!
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:01 PM GMT
    i always get tested icon_smile.gif but I'm kind of celibate and havent had sex in a while and got tested for at the appropriate time after the last time i had sex, so im not worried about getting tested again till my next "encounter"
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    just a side note,

    its not just a gay problem,

    a straight friend of mine recently found out that she slept with a guy who was poz and her direct quote to me was "cant i just pretend i don't have anything and go on with life" . i wanted to smack her but i dragged her to the clinic and she's neg. but still its ridiculous that people would think that!
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
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    ASGCville saidI have friends who were tested a year or so ago, they tested negative, however, since then, they engaged in risky behaviors with persons of unknown HIV status but insist on saying they are negative


    Then they are stupidicon_mad.gif

    Why are people still getting AIDS in this day and time? I just don't get it!


    Because the sex practices that were largely responsible for HIV transmission at the onset are still practiced on a wide scale. It is unreasonable to practice the same things for 30+ years and expect the results to change.
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    Jun 03, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    djohn767 said
    ASGCville saidI have friends who were tested a year or so ago, they tested negative, however, since then, they engaged in risky behaviors with persons of unknown HIV status but insist on saying they are negative


    Then they are stupidicon_mad.gif

    Why are people still getting AIDS in this day and time? I just don't get it!


    Saddly I do get it, because there is an element, of the gay lifestyle that has never change, even just after the gay plauge era. When we did not live in a state of so much ignorance anymore, we now had a name HIV AIDS and blood tests, yet people still did not want to deprive their dick are arse of the party, as is now.

    Some people fool themselves with if I don't know I have HIVI can not be held accountable for my actions. Not so, because if you participate in unsafe sexual practice, you must assume you are HIV+!

    Carelessly infecting another id no diffrent to holding a gun to their head, and pulling the trigger, it's just not as fast or humane.
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    Jun 03, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    It's human nature to take risks, especially in the heat of the moment. I think this is why it continues to spread, despite all of the literature available. Young men especially believe that they are indestructible and that they couldn't possibly get it, have it or spread it. It's a shame, cause nobody "deserves" to become HIV+, regardless of their behavior.
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    Jun 03, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    waxon saidjust a side note,

    its not just a gay problem,

    a straight friend of mine recently found out that she slept with a guy who was poz and her direct quote to me was "cant i just pretend i don't have anything and go on with life" . i wanted to smack her but i dragged her to the clinic and she's neg. but still its ridiculous that people would think that!



    Make sure she gets tested again if she is still in the window period for it to show up. If she recently slept with a pos. guy and you made her get tested 2 weeks later, she wouldn't necessarily test pos.... The window is typically 6 months so make sure you drag her ass down there again.. She sounds like the type of person who won't do it on her own, which is the reason it is still being passed around today.
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    Jun 03, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
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    djohn767 said
    ASGCville saidI have friends who were tested a year or so ago, they tested negative, however, since then, they engaged in risky behaviors with persons of unknown HIV status but insist on saying they are negative


    Then they are stupidicon_mad.gif

    Why are people still getting AIDS in this day and time? I just don't get it!


    Because the sex practices that were largely responsible for HIV transmission at the onset are still practiced on a wide scale. It is unreasonable to practice the same things for 30+ years and expect the results to change.


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    Jun 03, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    ULmatt said
    waxon saidjust a side note,

    its not just a gay problem,

    a straight friend of mine recently found out that she slept with a guy who was poz and her direct quote to me was "cant i just pretend i don't have anything and go on with life" . i wanted to smack her but i dragged her to the clinic and she's neg. but still its ridiculous that people would think that!



    Make sure she gets tested again if she is still in the window period for it to show up. If she recently slept with a pos. guy and you made her get tested 2 weeks later, she wouldn't necessarily test pos.... The window is typically 6 months so make sure you drag her ass down there again.. She sounds like the type of person who won't do it on her own, which is the reason it is still being passed around today.


    His post was posted over a year ago.....

    So.... update?
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    Jun 03, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    I don't understand why people don't practice safer sex. It's like playing Russian Roulette.
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    Jun 03, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    SeaSon saidHave a look on A4A sometime. It's amazing how statistically about 1 in 3 or 1 in 5 guys in popular cities are positive, yet on A4A about 95% are "negative".


    You can't go by what the liars say A4A.... my best friend in on there and is POZ, but says he's not. I give him shit about it all the time.

    I know my status.... everyone should know theirs.
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    Jun 03, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
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    SeaSon saidHave a look on A4A sometime. It's amazing how statistically about 1 in 3 or 1 in 5 guys in popular cities are positive, yet on A4A about 95% are "negative".


    You can't go by what the liars say A4A.... my best friend in on there and is POZ, but says he's not. I give him shit about it all the time.

    I know my status.... everyone should know theirs.

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    What happens when they ask him pointblank? Does he still lie about it?
  • Vaughn

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    Jun 03, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    Anyone who has had sex within the window period.
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  • AlanoGray

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    Jun 04, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif I don't know, can't figure it out. I know two (2) guys; one was a virgin at the age of 27 and getting married. His friends (I was NOT part of it) decided to have once last horah (hhmmm sounds like horror) so they got some chick from somewhere and they all had sex with her. My virgin friend ended up with a life long disease, herpes. But here's the kicker - he found out AFTER he got married, because his wife, who was also a virgin got it and confronted him. What are the chances that two virgins end up with life long diseases from ONE encourter. Friend number 2 has had sex with (in his words) easily "OVER" 2,000 people and has NEVER had any diseases and says he never will! How can he be so sure I ask? Says he, cause its NOT in his cards. Though he has been stupid and risky over the years, he is not risky and stupid now and nows for a fact that he is negative. How is THAT positive (no pun intended) and no STD's either. What the F***? Well we've cum to the conclussion that there "IS" a bigger picture. Call it what you want, but there MUST ber a bigger picture and in this case, since every Soul has their own journey, friend number 2's Soul's journey simply is to NOT experience HIV or STD's this time around, while friend number one, has a cumpletely different journey. If it were a Number's "game", certainly it would be the other way around with the two friends - so THAT is NOT it! I believe that prior to the Human manifestation, every Soul sets out on a Journey as we are ALL Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience. As opposed to Human Beings "trying" to have a Spiritual Experience. The difference is that when the Soul incarnates as the Human, it deliberately "forgot" what its intended Human journey was to be all about. Comments anyone?????
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    Jun 04, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    If the "sex" you're having mandates getting tested for HIV every time you have it due to the high risk factor associated with the contact, why the fuck are you still having it?



    Getting tested does nothing to slow the spread of HIV when the contact is already such a high risk by itself. Because even if the person gets tested and it turns up positive, if they choose to remain sexually active they will inevitable transfer the virus to others, much in the way they got it themselves.



    Only in an insane world would I have to explain what is essentially "Fire is hot. Don't touch."