What is Poz?

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    Jun 07, 2010 8:21 PM GMT
    I have been asked by a couple guys lately what does Poz mean? Are you fucking serious? Its fucking 2010 and you don't know what Poz means!!!

    What the hell?!!!
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    Jun 07, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
    so... what does it mean?
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Jun 08, 2010 10:18 AM GMT
    hmm well LOTS of guys have asked me what TTYL means or what lulz is and even though I'm like ... :O on the inside I just explain, I know but they need to learn right? Wouldn't you feel better educating them and potentially helping them not get Poz?
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    Jun 08, 2010 11:32 AM GMT
    I'm lucky that I ended up with an experienced boyfriend before ever venturing into the online world. He explained to me what to look for in profiles, what acronyms stood for, etc.
  • Latenight30

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    Jun 08, 2010 11:32 AM GMT
    Do we show our age. LTNS? Long Time No See.
    Until I read the Ryan White story I didn't understand it. And I definately didn't understand it in the context of how it effects our community because I wasn't out.
    Then there was Pedro. Who was a huge role model and I think we need another Pedro. We don't have that person right now in main stream culture.
    When was the last time Obama said anything about the HIV situation? Anywhere?
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    Jun 08, 2010 2:11 PM GMT


    ^^^ So should Obama do a public service announcement about the meaning of POZ?icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    Latenight30 saidDo we show our age. LTNS? Long Time No See.
    Until I read the Ryan White story I didn't understand it. And I definately didn't understand it in the context of how it effects our community because I wasn't out.
    Then there was Pedro. Who was a huge role model and I think we need another Pedro. We don't have that person right now in main stream culture.
    When was the last time Obama said anything about the HIV situation? Anywhere?


    Oh, really?
    http://www.kaisernetwork.org/election2008/OBAMAFactSheetAIDSFINAL.pdf


  • hockeyguy99

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    Jun 08, 2010 2:18 PM GMT
    to be completely honest, i have never been a big fan of typiing short forms. OMG, TTYL, def, it only takes a couple extra seconds to actually spell the whole word
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    Jun 09, 2010 7:02 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidso... what does it mean?



    sorry, i accidentally tried to inject some philosophy into a thread that doesn't really need any.
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    Jun 09, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    Poz....Hiv Positive.
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    Jun 09, 2010 10:14 PM GMT
    I thought Poz was just a common misspelling of Pez candy.
    pezdisney.jpg
  • neosyllogy

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    Jun 09, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    It's slang.
    Unless you've spent time in places where gay men post personal adds how would you know what it means?
  • Import

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    Jun 09, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    Uh just cuz it's 2010 doesn't mean everyone is hip to ur HIV positive lingo. Seriously, if someone asks u what poz is maybe u should educate them. It's not their fault they don't know about a virus they don't have...
  • TufLuck

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    May 29, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    redbull saidI have been asked by a couple guys lately what does Poz mean? Are you fucking serious? Its fucking 2010 and you don't know what Poz means!!!

    What the hell?!!!


    It's 2012 and I still get asked this question. You can't assume every day guy out there has been exposed to the same level of HIV education and slang. I'm poz and I don't.
  • jim_sf

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    May 29, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
    Import saida virus they don't have...


    That's a pretty big assumption, knowing how often some gay men get tested. My favorites are the guys whose profiles list "negative as of" and some date years in the past. Maybe I can update my profile to say "negative as of 01/06/2002", because that's true.
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    May 29, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    jim_stl said
    Import saida virus they don't have...


    That's a pretty big assumption, knowing how often some gay men get tested. My favorites are the guys whose profiles list "negative as of" and some date years in the past. Maybe I can update my profile to say "negative as of 01/06/2002", because that's true.


    Ive seen that. One guy had "negative as of 2010" and wanted to BB me. Let me see, chances of you still being negative are...
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    May 29, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    LOL, not only a lack of health awareness, but lack of google skillz as well.

    This for real real?
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    May 29, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    slang/euphemism for being infected with HIV, which doesn't sound nearly as sexy
  • Import

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    May 29, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
    jim_stl said
    Import saida virus they don't have...


    That's a pretty big assumption, knowing how often some gay men get tested. My favorites are the guys whose profiles list "negative as of" and some date years in the past. Maybe I can update my profile to say "negative as of 01/06/2002", because that's true.


    Thanks for setting me straight 2 years later. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • jim_sf

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    May 29, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    Import said
    jim_stl said
    Import saida virus they don't have...


    That's a pretty big assumption, knowing how often some gay men get tested. My favorites are the guys whose profiles list "negative as of" and some date years in the past. Maybe I can update my profile to say "negative as of 01/06/2002", because that's true.


    Thanks for setting me straight 2 years later. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Thread necromancy can be a wonderful thing, dontchaknow.
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    May 29, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    Import said
    jim_stl said
    Import saida virus they don't have...


    That's a pretty big assumption, knowing how often some gay men get tested. My favorites are the guys whose profiles list "negative as of" and some date years in the past. Maybe I can update my profile to say "negative as of 01/06/2002", because that's true.


    Thanks for setting me straight 2 years later. icon_rolleyes.gif
    You had it coming for a long time
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    May 29, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    I know this one*

    What are askjeeves and google!
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    May 30, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI thought Poz was just a common misspelling of Pez candy.
    pezdisney.jpg

    You beat me to it. I was going to suggest it was a dick-shaped Pez dispenser.
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    May 30, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    Why are you so impatient

    If we all growing up knowing everything then why bother going to school at all, or have the Internet? Or have google? Or have parents and teachers and friends?

    People ask you what it means you tell them what it means.
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    May 30, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    paulflexes saidI thought Poz was just a common misspelling of Pez candy.
    pezdisney.jpg

    You beat me to it. ...
    ...by two years, in fact. icon_lol.gif