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When was your last HIV test?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Wormie2, Mar 4, 2002.

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  1. Jairen

    Jairen Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've never had one either. No reason to as far as I am concerned. Haven't had a blood transfusion in 9 years, don't do drugs, and never had sex. Sort of sterile environment here, nes pa?
     
  2. pdubyuh

    pdubyuh Jedi Master star 4

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    doesn't it effect you insurance or your ability to foster kids or something?
     
  3. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    You can't get in to America.

    Just look at Mark Fowler???

    It affects everything.
     
  4. Arun Dale

    Arun Dale Jedi Knight star 6

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    I think gay males have to have one when applying for a mortgage
     
  5. Ooh_Aah_Cantona

    Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Knight star 6

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    Alright Phill, Paul, Rob? How's it hanging? figuratively of course?
     
  6. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Feb 22, 1999
    Are you kidding? Please tell me you're kidding. That's awful.
     
  7. Arun Dale

    Arun Dale Jedi Knight star 6

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    What's awful..
     
  8. Jumping Jedi Flash

    Jumping Jedi Flash Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think gay males have to have one when applying for a mortgage

    ROFL that would of been a good question to ask at my interview!!!

    But what you was saying about the machine that gave false readings. The same equipment is probably in hospitals around the country. The only thing would of been if they knew it was wrong but didnt change it.
     
  9. pdubyuh

    pdubyuh Jedi Master star 4

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    hello its hanging to the left ;)as every gentleman knows LOL
     
  10. toochilled

    toochilled Jedi Knight star 5

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    I think it's trying to crawl back in Chet - too much *fun* this weekend ;)



    //aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh,


    :D


    ooh - anyone about Hamersmith tonight?
     
  11. Jairen

    Jairen Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Very low, Chet, very low.
     
  12. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    That gays have to provide proof that they're HIV negative to get a mortgage. I hope you're kidding. That's the worst case of prejudice I've ever heard!
     
  13. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    No, I think thats right, Beth.

    Also happens with Diabetes and other conditions.

    Doesnt mean they won't get a mortgage, just that the insurance premium will be higher because they're are a higher risk.
     
  14. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    That's really frightening.
     
  15. pdubyuh

    pdubyuh Jedi Master star 4

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    i'm sure the one about the U.S. is true though or somthing like that
     
  16. Arun Dale

    Arun Dale Jedi Knight star 6

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    It's the truth...I know a gay couple and they both had to have HIV tests for their mortage...it had something to do with life insurance..but he said it was quite a standard practice...

    He was quite cool about it...he know's he's high risk and that there is no known cure...obviously if you are going to borrow money over 25 years..and your life expectancy with HIV is unknown...you can see the point..
     
  17. Ramesh

    Ramesh Jedi Padawan star 4

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    No, never had one. In fact it never even occurred to me to have one, I've always been more concerned about disorders like hernias and testicular cancer. But this thread has now got me thinking. Maybe I should have a chat with my GP as well.
     
  18. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    No, I can't see the point, Arun. Nothing in life is a given. You just took out a mortgage and could be sitting there a breeding ground for cancer with only 10 more painful years to live. How is that any better than someone with AIDs? No, I'm sorry but I think this is just a hidden form of prejudice and it make me sick to hear how nonchalant you are about it.
     
  19. MayhemUK

    MayhemUK Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Perhaps... but the chance of getting HIV from it being your fault is far greater than that of cancer.

    Or more precisely, you're far more likely to get cancer from causes outside of your control than HIV...
     
  20. Echo_Base

    Echo_Base Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Never.

    **** man, you got me worried now...


    Star it all out please.
     
  21. LadyVader81

    LadyVader81 Jedi Knight star 6

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    I've never had one either.
     
  22. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    I just think that if you're sexually active it's probably not all that bad of an idea to get tested every once in awhile. I mean, you may know where you've been but who knows where he's been...ya know.
     
  23. LadyVader81

    LadyVader81 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Neill would need the test and not me, if you get what I mean
     
  24. Ooh_Aah_Cantona

    Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Knight star 6

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    ever heard of condoms? I know the HIV virus is smaller than the pores in condoms but you actually need a big dose of the virus to actually get it. So you are pretty safe. Unlike hepatitis where a small dose will infect you.
     
  25. AFIdude666

    AFIdude666 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think you can probably get HIV by biting someone. Who has it.
     
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