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1 December World AIDS Day 2010, 2011,



My red ribbon raised many eyebrows today.

How about you, are you aware what day is today??

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Old 01.12.2010, 15:32
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

YES~ there were a bunch of people in the center of lausanne giving out ribbons and info. i have a cousin who died of aids as well as a very good friend who lives with it- good idea for a post to remind people who aren't aware!
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Old 01.12.2010, 15:37
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

In Mexico, teenagers aren't really scared of AIDS. It's weird but, since they didn't have the campaigns and massive awareness of known people getting it (Magic Johnson) they just don't seem to get it. It sucks.

one of my worst fears is actually getting HIV/AIDS.
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

30 year anniversary of AIDS reported on here.

Guys, please be careful out there...
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Old 04.06.2011, 14:53
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

An interesting op-ed piece here as well. The most poignant lines for me are:

"I'll never forget how the "homophobic agenda" was on full display when the audience in the studio of "The Arsenio Hall Show" cheered loudly when Magic told them he was not gay. But Magic wasn't telling the black community that if you're straight, then you're safe. He was telling them HIV/AIDS doesn't care.

But in the midst of the community's misguided glee, it missed the point, and consequently, in the 30 years after the CDC's announcement and in the 20 years since Magic's announcement, HIV/AIDS has gone from being just a gay disease to also a black disease."

Ignorance and bigotry don't look good on anyone... Educate yourself. HIV/AIDS knows no boundaries.
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Old 04.06.2011, 14:56
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

And remember if you use a not out of date condom which doesn't fail and is used properly there is 0 chance of the HIV virus passing through the condom.

When a condom fails it doesn't leak...it will split open.
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Old 04.06.2011, 15:54
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

When is Malaria awareness day please? A child dies every 30 seconds from Malaria, I think it is worth more support than AIDS.
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Old 04.06.2011, 15:58
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When is Malaria awareness day please?
It was on April 25th.

But this thread is about AIDS.
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Old 04.06.2011, 16:21
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And remember if you use a not out of date condom which doesn't fail and is used properly there is 0 chance of the HIV virus passing through the condom.

When a condom fails it doesn't leak...it will split open.

In all reality, having worked in polymer processing, that 0 chance statistic is blatenly false. Most of the best condom manufacturing facities aren't even close to six sigma (essentially 1 mistake in 10 million).

But you are right with the idea. If you use your condoms and use them properly, and your risks drops exponentially.
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Old 04.06.2011, 21:26
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In all reality, having worked in polymer processing, that 0 chance statistic is blatenly false. Most of the best condom manufacturing facities aren't even close to six sigma (essentially 1 mistake in 10 million).

But you are right with the idea. If you use your condoms and use them properly, and your risks drops exponentially.
But if there is a mistake in the condom it will fail and possibly tear open?
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Old 06.06.2011, 13:06
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But if there is a mistake in the condom it will fail and possibly tear open?

Unfortunately, not necessarily. Ideally yes, but not all the time.
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Old 06.06.2011, 13:10
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Unfortunately, not necessarily. Ideally yes, but not all the time.
he be right. the fault can be at the "non visible range" in separeated enough areas as to not create a significant compromise to the overall structure.
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Old 06.06.2011, 13:16
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

But HIV can't pass through a condom which doesn't fail right? That's what I said in my original post.
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Old 06.06.2011, 13:23
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But HIV can't pass through a condom which doesn't fail right?
I want to say yes and freak you out.
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Old 06.06.2011, 13:25
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But HIV can't pass through a condom which doesn't fail right? That's what I said in my original post.

Yes, I guess that it's true by definition.

The statement just might make the wrong impression to some.
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I want to say yes and freak you out.
I'm a married man. It's of no issue to me.... I just think there is a lot of misinformation of sperm and other diseasing passing through a condom as if it's some sort of filter....when it's not.
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Old 01.12.2011, 12:36
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

Bumping for awareness...

With link to the thread with info

HIV-AIDS Testing 2011 in Switzerland
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Old 01.12.2011, 12:49
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

thanks to the OP for the original post.. I wasn't aware it was AIDS Day


mrs. and I lost a good dear friend to AIDS just a few months ago , he had lived successfully with AIDS for many years but eventually it just wore him down..............
(Rest Peacefully Claudio )

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Old 01.12.2011, 13:34
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

I took the test a while back this year. As low risk as you can be is still terrifying to wait those hours to call and hear the results.

I think no other disease terrifies me more; I mean, cancer does, but this one still tops it.
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Re: 1 December 2010 World AIDS Day

I lost two friends to this disease. Today is a day to remember those who have passed before us, a day to celebrate those who are still fighting for their lives each day, and a day to remind ourselves that the fight is still not over.. and that prejudice, fear and discrimination still remains.

‎"HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug" - Princess Diana.
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