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wiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 10:29 PM
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92. Thanks for what you do, again. We can get the money we all need if
we don't give up. Yes, you addressed my concerns. My most urgent point is that we can help people so much more if the money and support is there to get tested, and if they test positive. The average treatment cost for someone who comes into care with AIDS is about $500,000. If we can see people when they are not so sick and have higher CD4 counts, it can be as little as $50,000. The newly proposed Ryan White Care Act Reauthorization not only mandates testing, but actually encourages the development of programs for people with HIV/HCV. But it needs to have 675 million more if we are going to test and treat people. It will be ten times as expensive if we don't fully fund it, and there will be a lot of doctors, case managers, nurses, health educators, counselors and other support staff who just will not be available to provide services.
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  -Let's have a conversation about HIV/AIDS. JackBeck  Dec-01-06 11:52 AM   #0 
  - I'll ask a question.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-06 11:59 AM   #1 
  - That's a great question.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 12:05 PM   #4 
     - Ten years, eh?  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-06 12:12 PM   #6 
        - Let me add one thing:  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 12:23 PM   #8 
           - Can you site your source for this one? Thanks  Maraya1969   Dec-02-06 06:29 PM   #90 
              - I don't have a link to the training manual that we use.  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 06:37 PM   #91 
  - Is Magic Johnson currently in good health? -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Dec-01-06 12:01 PM   #2 
  - As far as I know, yes.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 12:10 PM   #5 
  - In the interests of kicking the thread, I have  Q3JR4   Dec-01-06 12:02 PM   #3 
  - Great questions.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 12:21 PM   #7 
     - TY for the answers.  Q3JR4   Dec-01-06 06:27 PM   #21 
  - Great thread  Der Blaue Engel   Dec-01-06 01:17 PM   #9 
  - Thank you for your contribution.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 01:27 PM   #10 
  - debunked? wow, I thought I followed AIDS news but I never heard that  AZDemDist6   Dec-01-06 08:37 PM   #35 
  - Here's my source.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 08:58 PM   #37 
     - fascinating! one more myth laid to rest. Thanks! n/t  AZDemDist6   Dec-01-06 09:05 PM   #38 
  - Luckily, I and hopefully many others  tavalon   Dec-01-06 11:21 PM   #54 
  - You're O neg?  tavalon   Dec-01-06 11:18 PM   #53 
  - WONDERFUL thread. Please explain about getting "an AIDS test" and "catching AIDS"  Bluebear   Dec-01-06 01:33 PM   #11 
  - OK  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 01:42 PM   #12 
     - For the sake of clarity  frustrated_lefty   Dec-03-06 01:42 AM   #98 
        - An ELISA very rarely comes back as a false positive.  JackBeck   Dec-03-06 01:54 AM   #100 
           - Agreed.  frustrated_lefty   Dec-03-06 03:40 AM   #104 
              - My wish is that more people would understand the difference  JackBeck   Dec-03-06 11:21 PM   #108 
  - Who wants to take my quiz?  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 02:34 PM   #13 
  - Alright. Here's the answer.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 04:47 PM   #14 
     - You are really good at this!  tavalon   Dec-01-06 11:25 PM   #55 
     - Yup, it's my job.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 11:39 PM   #58 
     - Differences between men and women @ time of AIDS diagnosis  uppityperson   Dec-02-06 12:51 AM   #72 
        - As we do more research, it looks as though there is a difference  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 01:04 AM   #73 
           - Thanks. As it has hopped into wider categories of people, things need to change.  uppityperson   Dec-02-06 01:13 AM   #74 
              - You're right where we are.  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 01:18 AM   #75 
                 - thank you for the information and the reminder to NOT say... (&?)  uppityperson   Dec-02-06 01:13 PM   #83 
  - Is the transmission rate going down?  Annces   Dec-01-06 04:50 PM   #15 
  - Unfortunately, transmission is not going down.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 04:57 PM   #16 
     - thanks n/t  Annces   Dec-01-06 05:58 PM   #17 
        - Any time.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 06:12 PM   #18 
  - Excellent Jack!  Texasgal   Dec-01-06 06:20 PM   #19 
  - We do a four-day training, among other things.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 07:09 PM   #23 
     - So, it is your work  tavalon   Dec-01-06 11:26 PM   #56 
        - Thank you.  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 12:42 AM   #71 
  - Here's a random one:  kiahzero   Dec-01-06 06:24 PM   #20 
  - That's a great question, but I don't know.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 07:13 PM   #24 
  - On second thought:  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 07:18 PM   #25 
  - Outstanding topic!  tpsbmam   Dec-01-06 06:52 PM   #22 
  - Thank you for sharing your experiences.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 07:41 PM   #26 
     - Oh I believe it....  tpsbmam   Dec-02-06 06:11 AM   #80 
  - I'll help by kicking this. - n/t  porphyrian   Dec-01-06 07:42 PM   #27 
  - Thanks.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 07:59 PM   #28 
     - I'd say it's just because the people here are likely more knowledgable on the subject...  porphyrian   Dec-01-06 08:05 PM   #30 
        - I hope so.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 08:18 PM   #31 
  - Thank you Jack! I will turn 50 in two weeks. I lost 80% of my friends and peers  Raster   Dec-01-06 08:02 PM   #29 
  - "It's just moved back into the closet." That is...so depressing.  BlueIris   Dec-01-06 08:19 PM   #32 
  - What still moves it back into the fucking closet? Lack of self-worth and  Raster   Dec-01-06 10:18 PM   #46 
  - Oh.  BlueIris   Dec-01-06 11:17 PM   #52 
  - I heard a theory on NPR today that sounded like a likely possibility  tavalon   Dec-01-06 11:34 PM   #57 
     - Also a good explanation. nt  BlueIris   Dec-01-06 11:45 PM   #60 
  - Thank You, Raster.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 08:26 PM   #34 
  - Hey Jack.  GymGeekAus   Dec-01-06 08:22 PM   #33 
  - When speaking about disease progression,  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 08:46 PM   #36 
  - Out of curiosity, what do you think is the most widely-believed myth  BlueIris   Dec-01-06 09:06 PM   #39 
  - The most widely believed myth is that the government made HIV  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 09:25 PM   #40 
     - Jesus Christ.  BlueIris   Dec-01-06 09:31 PM   #41 
     - Whenever we talk about transmission of HIV  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 09:50 PM   #42 
        - Excellent. I was familiar with much of the info in this response,  BlueIris   Dec-01-06 09:56 PM   #43 
           - Government inaction, however,  GymGeekAus   Dec-01-06 10:03 PM   #44 
           - You know, I was just going to post that.  BlueIris   Dec-01-06 10:06 PM   #45 
           - I have never forgiven Reagan and his VP  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 10:43 PM   #48 
              - Are you familiar with the Committee of Ten Thousand?  dddem   Dec-02-06 06:16 AM   #81 
                 - I recently got an email from Larry Kramer at work.  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 09:58 AM   #82 
           - I can understand the passion around conspiracy theories with HIV/AIDS.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 10:41 PM   #47 
              - Some factoids  frustrated_lefty   Dec-03-06 02:09 AM   #101 
                 - Could you please elaborate?  JackBeck   Dec-03-06 02:26 AM   #102 
                    - Sure, I can try at least  frustrated_lefty   Dec-03-06 03:31 AM   #103 
                       - You're correct in observing that HIV could have been transmitted  JackBeck   Dec-03-06 10:57 PM   #106 
     - One thing you'll be happy to hear  tavalon   Dec-01-06 11:45 PM   #61 
        - I wish I could answer your excellent questions, but I don't come from a prevention background.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 11:52 PM   #63 
        - That's ok  tavalon   Dec-02-06 12:11 AM   #69 
           - Do the research and continue your sex seminars.  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 12:37 AM   #70 
        - After my first response I just thought of something:  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 11:56 PM   #65 
        - heard same thing 'bout female/male condoms.  NuttyFluffers   Dec-02-06 11:36 PM   #93 
           - Your information about both male and female condoms is very valuable.  JackBeck   Dec-03-06 01:00 AM   #95 
  - I want to kick this  ismnotwasm   Dec-01-06 10:48 PM   #49 
  - I get kidney questions all the time.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 11:00 PM   #50 
     - Interesting. nt  BlueIris   Dec-01-06 11:04 PM   #51 
     - HIV-Associated Nephopathy (HIVAN)  REP   Dec-02-06 12:11 AM   #68 
  - Just wanted to say hey :)  sjbech   Dec-01-06 11:42 PM   #59 
  - I wish we had a better environment in this country that would embrace needle exchange programs.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 11:47 PM   #62 
     - Me, too...  sjbech   Dec-01-06 11:55 PM   #64 
        - I always have to feel those words out when I do a workshop at a new organization.  JackBeck   Dec-01-06 11:58 PM   #66 
  - Kick.  Harvey Korman   Dec-02-06 12:02 AM   #67 
  - Much appreciated.  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 02:26 AM   #78 
  - Jack, please journal this thread.  northofdenali   Dec-02-06 01:22 AM   #76 
  - Thank you so much.  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 01:35 AM   #77 
  - Another kick for the night owls  tavalon   Dec-02-06 04:33 AM   #79 
  - Several years ago (mid to late 80s) my Dad believed it could be transmitted  Mythsaje   Dec-02-06 05:23 PM   #84 
  - Mosquitoes tend to only bite one person at a time.  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 05:31 PM   #86 
     - Awesome explanation...  Mythsaje   Dec-02-06 05:33 PM   #87 
        - I always wondered the same thing.  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 06:28 PM   #89 
  - An update for your knowledge base, and some advice  wiley   Dec-02-06 05:29 PM   #85 
  - Thank you for the information.  JackBeck   Dec-02-06 06:13 PM   #88 
     - Thanks for what you do, again. We can get the money we all need if  wiley   Dec-02-06 10:29 PM   #92 
        - Can you believe they want to distribute Ryan White money  JackBeck   Dec-03-06 12:37 AM   #94 
        - It's sick politics. If states would allocate more, or any, money to Medicaid  wiley   Dec-03-06 01:26 AM   #97 
        - I cannot support mandatory testing.  Bluebear   Dec-03-06 01:03 AM   #96 
           - I agree. But it's already mandated by the CDC. There is an opt-out clause,  wiley   Dec-03-06 01:46 AM   #99 
  - Latest advances towards a "cure."  frustrated_lefty   Dec-03-06 03:50 AM   #105 
     - My money is more on an attachment inhibitor.  JackBeck   Dec-03-06 11:08 PM   #107 
        - MK-0518, the integrase inhibitor, will get the OK before any drug  wiley   Dec-04-06 12:52 AM   #109 
 

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