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To all,

I just want to share with you something. My friend was diagnosed with Herpes a couple months ago. He also had Gonorrhea. He was happy and relieved because it wasn't HIV. He is living with it, because he admits that God had given him another chance in life.

Herpes is not something anyone wants. But, none of us can imagine what kind of fear, despair, and pain that AIDS/HIV+ positive individuals live with on a daily basis. Or, even those who may right now be living in fear that they may have contracted the HIV virus. Their fear is much painful.

We all need to learn from the experiences and value every minute and second of life. I know I did.

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Agreed skuby.I have been living with the fear that i contracted both hiv and genital herpes for almost a month now and although i would rather have neither I will be extremley relived if it turns out to be just gh.

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950,000 cases of HIV divided by 293,195,362

.003% of the population is HIV+ positive in the United States.

I wouldnt worry about HIV. Its good to be aware of it, and reduce the risks, but I wouldnt worry about getting it.

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I agree that we sometimes tend to be a bit paranoid regarding HIV.

But, any of you heard of those 5 porn stars who tested HIV positive within 2 weeks time? That is really scary and shows that anyone is vulnerable to infection, esp. if you are a female. 3 of 12 women that James performed are now HIV positive. the other 9 are still testing and quarantined for 3 months.

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whats weird to me about the porn thing is people were all shocked about it....like, how could a group of people that have unprotected sex for a living contract HIV? At any rate, its still pretty sad.

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The thing is that we don't know what these porn stars do outside of work? Maybe they have more sex out of work too?

The thing that is scaring people is that these porn stars get tested every 3 weeks routinely.

And, we always hear that it is hard to contract HIV for one-time encounters with HIV positive individuals. Well, virtually all the ones who got infected did so on one-time encounters. But, I heard that shooting the scenes can last a whole day or more. Their genitals must have been ravaged from all the wear and tear.

If I learned anything, one thing I won't go unprotected is ANAL SEX. All of them contracted most likely via ANAL. When you do anal, you are very much exposed to blood, which has more viral loads than semen or vaginal fluids.

I feel bad for bringing this up and my heart goes out to those who were infected. But, the thing to know is that HIV is out there and not as hard to contract as we seem to think.

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  • 1 year later...

I did a "quick review" of the "dating" and otherdiscussion sites, listed below. I posted my informal review at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/onland/

I think different people will like different sites. Here is a list of the ones I have visited. http://www.pdp1.com/






<< From http://groups.yahoo.com/group/onland/

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