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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 03:33 PM
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6. There's a Surprising Amount of Ignorance About AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
...especially in the lower class. Many people are actually ignorant of the fact that you can get AIDS from sharing needles in addition to having sex. And many others don't understand the roles condoms play in preventing AIDS and other diseases.

Yes, people need to take responsiblity for their own well-being. But that doesn't mean that more education isn't desperately needed.
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  -CDC: Down Low Men Not Responsible For HIV Among Black Women FreeState  Oct-16-09 03:11 PM   #0 
  - God forbid these women be held responsible for guarding their own HIV- status.  closeupready   Oct-16-09 03:15 PM   #1 
  - Often she's married to him  Warpy   Oct-16-09 03:20 PM   #2 
  - Oh, okay, yes, that is a different scenario.  closeupready   Oct-16-09 03:24 PM   #4 
  - I dont think its as easy as that  FreeState   Oct-16-09 03:23 PM   #3 
  - These are good points. At the same time, for what this is worth,  closeupready   Oct-16-09 03:30 PM   #5 
     - I've experienced simular within my religious community of birth and my family  FreeState   Oct-16-09 03:34 PM   #7 
  - There's a Surprising Amount of Ignorance About AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases  Toasterlad   Oct-16-09 03:33 PM   #6 
  - Oh, more education is absolutely needed, I completely agree.  closeupready   Oct-16-09 03:34 PM   #8 
  - Many people are married to spouses who cheat on them. n/t  pnwmom   Oct-16-09 04:44 PM   #13 
  - A Low-Down Crying Shame  CoffinEd   Oct-16-09 03:39 PM   #9 
  - I'm glad to see the CDC analyze the data on this. It's more complicated than one would assume.  pinto   Oct-16-09 03:59 PM   #10 
  - Every group affected by HIV should give daily prayers for the fact  ruggerson   Oct-16-09 04:25 PM   #11 
  - True, and there are others as well  Bluenorthwest   Oct-16-09 04:43 PM   #12 
  - Yes, straight people are very lucky -- thanks to Act Up -- that the mode of  pnwmom   Oct-16-09 04:52 PM   #15 
  - This never made sense because there are plenty of bi- and gay white men, too,  pnwmom   Oct-16-09 04:49 PM   #14 

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