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This quote from a poster by the name of motorcyclemaintenance in the Clinical Trials section really got me thinking and I would love to hear everyone else's thoughts on it before I add mine!

from motorcyclemaintenance: "I cannot think of another infectious disease where a very tiny percentage of the carriers are given such a burden of responsibility to inform and control their behaviour, while the majority of carriers are free to transmit obliviously."


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No Pasa Nada

Harrowing, isn't it? Whether or not you believe there is method to the madness -- religion, karma, etc. -- it's as if the ignorant are rewarded with bliss. Ha. Or the blissful are rewarded with ignorance.

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can you give us the link?

I am not sure what you are getting at. Are you questioning the role that intent plays in morality? Who's morals are actually in question? Perhaps the link to the full quote would be helpful for us to know entirely where motorcyclemaintenance is coming from.

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I've never really thought about that way, but it's entirely true. We've been "blessed" with not only realizing what it is we have and suffering through outbreaks (for the majority of us), but also with the burden of telling our partners and dealing with the stigma. Those who are doing the majority of the transmission don't have to deal with (in most cases) the outbreaks, the stigma, or the rejection fears. Seems a high price to pay for morality, doesn't it?

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hello. Just to clarify, it was an observation on the strangeness of the situation, not a call to abdicate personal morality :)

It is an odd situation. Almost ridiculous. We have

of adults with herpes of some kind, and yet 10% or so of those people are socially obligated to police their behavior. It's just surreal.

You couldn't make this stuff up.

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