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Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
09-14-2010, 02:42 AM
i went for a test back in october last year, when i thought i was done with j. the tests came back negative, which i was glad for.

but, silly me went and fucked j again last month and i've had to go for another one. it came back negative but i have to go back in november cos HIV can take up to 3 months before it develops into HIV. i went and got myself checked out for everything else too, they told me if i don't hear from them then the tests for the other infections are also negative. they contact you if your tests are positive for anything.

i was more nervous when i went for the test this time than i did last year. my ipod fucked up on the way there and my phone had to go and die on me, so i didn't even get to listen to some happy tunes on the way there or while i was in the waiting room. i got there at 8.30 am and i got seen around 10 am. it seemed like i waited there for hours cos i was so nervous with nothing to distract my attention, just faces of worried/nervous looking people. i didn't and still don't think i have it, but with j anything is possible cos he's a cunt.

from what i've seen on this forum, not many of you guys like to wear condoms. so, i was wondering if any of you have had a HIV test done before.

IrOnMaN
09-14-2010, 10:57 AM
I had the opportunity to have a free HIV/AIDS test earlier this year. I wasn't surprised at all that the results were negative.

I always get tested for HIV/AIDS at least every six months.

It IS true that some men do not prefer to use the safety of condoms during sex mainly because condoms decease the ability to feel.

Yes, sex is awesome but I'm not willing to die for it.

Edgar Erebus
09-14-2010, 01:30 PM
Never. So what if I get AIDS? I'm gonna die anyway in, like ten years, and why should I care then if I infected anyone? (Kidding, I only sex my girlfriend and I was her first.)

TheBoarzHeadBoy
09-14-2010, 03:03 PM
Is this a coming out of the closet thread?

Because I'm not in the closet.

http://static.technorati.com/glosslip/2009/08/tom-cruise.jpg

DeeBlock
09-15-2010, 02:24 AM
Below please find my 2003 interview with Dr. Dan Cohen, M.D. of Boston’s Fenway HIV/AIDS Clinic (http://www.fenwayhealth.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FCHC_abt_about_home). (The interview was part of my research for The AIDS Debate (http://www.suppressedscience.net/aids-debate.html) series).


Liam Scheff: What’s the process at the Fenway when someone tests positive for HIV?

Dr. Cohen: When someone is tested positive, they get counseling before and after, regarding the test process, they’re counseled regarding the possibility of getting a false negative when they’re really HIV infected.

Liam Scheff: How do they get a false negative?

Dr. Cohen: The HIV test is testing for antibodies, not for the presence of the HIV virus itself.

Liam Scheff: How does that equal a false negative?

Dr. Cohen: If a person has become infected recently their body might not be making antibodies yet. This a problem if someone has become infected in last several weeks.

Liam Scheff: Do they get counseling regarding false positives?

Dr. Cohen: Well, this is less of a problem than it used to be because of the way the test is conducted. The first test is a regular screening test, called the ELISA, which is looking for antibodies against HIV. It is fairly specific, but not 100 percent. None are 100 percent.

Liam Scheff: I’ve read that ELISA tests are as much as 80 percent nonspecific.[1]

Dr. Cohen: Well, new tests seem to better. If the ELISA is positive, then they‘re retested again with the ELISA. If they test positive a second time, they move to a more specific test called Western Blot, which more specifically tests against certain antibodies against the HIV virus.
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Liam Scheff: You’re diagnosing HIV based on two tests, the ELISA repeated twice and the Western Blot. If it’s a faulty test, what’s the purpose of repeating it?

Dr. Cohen: Sometimes it might turn up positive for reasons that don’t have to do with the test, such as human error.

Liam Scheff: But if the test itself is faulty – I’ve read that the ELISA test reads blood only after it’s been diluted 400 percent. But if it tests undiluted blood, then everybody’s blood tests as HIV-positive.

Dr. Cohen: Yeah, that’s the way the test works. (!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Liam Scheff: I’ve read that the Western Blot is faulty, and that it picks up many nonspecific antibodies.

Dr. Cohen: If it’s conducted by a lab that knows what it’s doing, it’s not likely to be a false positive.

Liam Scheff: What if the lab doesn’t know what it’s doing?

Dr. Cohen: Then anything is possible. If you don’t have confidence in your lab, then you can’t have confidence in your test results.

Liam Scheff: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health records the number of HIV-infections in the State last year [2001-2002] at 3,184. Their report states that “327 people reported with AIDS in Massachusetts died.” [ed - The report adds that this number includes deaths from motor vehicle crashes, drug overdoses, and suicides.] [2]

Dr. Cohen: That’s absolutely correct. I think a lot of people have an inflated idea of the impact AIDS is still causing today. But that doesn’t mean we should dismiss it.

Liam Scheff: No, we shouldn’t dismiss it. But we‘re constantly told that it‘s an epidemic. Why do we call it an epidemic?

Dr. Cohen: We shouldn’t be focusing our view on the U.S. because worldwide, AIDS is killing millions.

Liam Scheff: What do you think of the amfAR ads on buses which say “1 million treated – 40 million to go.” Is this part of the reason people have an ‘inflated idea of the impact AIDS is still causing today?’[3]

Dr. Cohen: Just because people have an inflated idea of AIDS today, doesn’t mean it’s not a huge problem.
[URL="http://www.fenwayhealth.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FCHC_wel_wellness_askdrcox"] (http://www.fenwayhealth.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FCHC_wel_wellness_askdrcox)
Liam Scheff: You said it’s not.

Dr. Cohen: But AIDS disproportionally affects young people.

Liam Scheff: The majority of people infected in Boston are in their 30’s in 40’s.

Dr. Cohen: But the majority of people who are going to be infected are in their teens and twenties.

Liam Scheff: How do you know that?

Dr. Cohen: Because we’re seeing increasing number of other STDs in this young population, and it’s only a matter of time before HIV appears. That‘s especially true among people of color. That’s the reason it’s an emergency. The most important thing, just because we’re not seeing the numbers, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t pay attention. It’s lurking beneath the surface; we must continue with the prevention message and strategies.

Liam Scheff: What are good prevention strategies?

Dr. Cohen: Condoms are the most important strategy. There are many people at risk who won’t use condoms. Avoiding anal sex without a condom would be another. Limiting the number of partners. Getting tested regularly for other STDs and getting tested for those will reduce the incidence.

Liam Scheff: What do you say to scientists who question the validity of the HIV=AIDS hypothesis?

Dr. Cohen: I’ve heard this HIV not equal AIDS message for years. I’m satisfied that the virus Montagnier’s and Gallo’s virus causes AIDS.

Liam Scheff: Montagnier disagreed. He’s stated that HIV, on its own cannot cause AIDS.

Dr. Cohen: I respectfully disagree; I’m satisfied that every who gets AIDS is infected with HIV but not everyone who has HIV will get AIDS.

DeeBlock
09-15-2010, 02:28 AM
Dr. Cohen: Sometimes it might turn up positive for reasons that don’t have to do with the test, such as human error.

Liam Scheff: But if the test itself is faulty – I’ve read that the ELISA test reads blood only after it’s been diluted 400 percent. But if it tests undiluted blood, then everybody’s blood tests as HIV-positive.

Dr. Cohen: Yeah, that’s the way the test works. (!!!!!!!!!!!!)

If they want you to test positive, they could make it happen!!!!


http://reducetheburden.org/?p=2937

IrOnMaN
09-15-2010, 11:36 AM
If they want you to test positive, they could make it happen!!!!


http://reducetheburden.org/?p=2937

This is beyond messed up!

Dokuro
09-16-2010, 03:15 PM
i go in biannually

I’m already predisposed to getting what Regain created to eradicate us so called undesirables

Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
09-16-2010, 03:58 PM
that article Deeblock posted is 7 years old.

i found a more recent one.




The different types of HIV test

http://www.avert.org/media/photos/3121.jpg (http://www.avert.org/aids-picture.php?photo_id=3387) Using a rapid oral HIV test

HIV antibody test

HIV antibody tests are the most appropriate test for routine diagnosis of HIV among adults. Antibody tests are inexpensive and very accurate. The ELISA antibody test (enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent) also known as EIA (enzyme immunoassay) was the first HIV test to be widely used.

How do antibody tests work?

When a person is infected with HIV, their body responds by producing special proteins that fight infection, called antibodies. An HIV antibody test looks for these antibodies in blood, saliva or urine. If antibodies to HIV are detected, it means a person has been infected with HIV. There are only two exceptions to this rule:


Babies born to HIV infected mothers retain their mother's antibodies for up to 18 months, which means they may test positive on an HIV antibody test, even if they are actually HIV negative. Normally babies who are born to HIV positive mothers receive a PCR test (see below) after birth.
Some people who have taken part in HIV vaccine trials may have HIV antibodies even if they are not infected with the virus.

Most people develop detectable HIV antibodies within 6 to 12 weeks of infection. In very rare cases, it can take up to 6 months and there are nearly always very particular reasons for antibodies developing so late such as other auto-immune disorders. It is exceedingly unlikely that someone would take longer than 6 months to develop antibodies.

What is a window period?

The ‘window period’ is a term used to describe the period of time between HIV infection and the production of antibodies. During this time, an antibody test may give a ‘false negative’ result, which means the test will be negative, even though a person is infected with HIV. To avoid false negative results, antibody tests are recommended three months after potential exposure to HIV infection.
A negative test at three months will almost always mean a person is not infected with HIV. If an individual’s test is still negative at six months, and they have not been at risk of HIV infection in the meantime, it means they are not infected with HIV.
It is very important to note that if a person is infected with HIV, they can still transmit the virus to others during the window period.

How accurate are antibody tests?

Antibody tests are extremely accurate when it comes to detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. ELISA tests are very sensitive and so will detect very small amounts of HIV antibody. This high level of sensitivity however, means that their specificity (ability to distinguish HIV antibodies from other antibodies) is slightly lowered. There is therefore a very small chance that a result could come back as ‘false positive’.
A false positive result means that although a person may not be infected with HIV, their antibody test may come back positive. All positive test results are followed up with a confirmatory test, such as:


A Western blot assay – One of the oldest but most accurate confirmatory antibody tests. It is complex to administer and may produce indeterminate results if a person has a transitory infection with another virus.
An indirect immunofluorescence assay – Like the Western blot, but it uses a microscope to detect HIV antibodies.
A line immunoassay - Commonly used in Europe. Reduces the chance of sample contamination and is as accurate as the Western Blot.
A second ELISA – In resource-poor settings with relatively high prevalence, a second ELISA test may be used to confirm a diagnosis. The second test will usually be a different commercial brand and will use a different method of detection to the first.

When two tests are combined, the chance of getting an inaccurate result is less than 0.1%.


Rapid HIV tests

http://www.avert.org/media/photos/3079.jpg (http://www.avert.org/aids-picture.php?photo_id=3346) An OraQuick HIV-1/2 rapid test kit

These tests are based on the same technology as ELISA tests, but instead of sending the sample to a laboratory to be analysed, the rapid test can produce results within 20 minutes.
Rapid tests can use either a blood sample or oral fluids. They are easy to use and do not require laboratory facilities or highly trained staff.
All positive results from a rapid test must be followed up with a confirmatory test, the results of which can take from a few days to a few weeks.


Antigen test (P24 test)

Antigens are the substances found on a foreign body or germ that trigger the production of antibodies in the body. The antigen on HIV that most commonly provokes an antibody response is the protein P24. Early in HIV infection, P24 is produced in excess and can be detected in the blood serum (although as HIV becomes fully established in the body it will fade to undetectable levels).
P24 antigen tests are not usually used for general HIV diagnostic purposes, as they have a very low sensitivity and they only work before antibodies are produced in the period immediately after HIV infection. They are now most often used as a component of 'fourth generation' tests.


Fourth generation tests

Some of the most modern HIV tests combine P24 antigen tests with standard antibody tests to reduce the ‘diagnostic window’. Testing for antibodies and P24 antigen simultaneously has the advantage of enabling earlier and more accurate HIV detection.
In the UK, fourth generation tests are the primary recommendation for HIV testing among individuals, but are not offered by all testing sites.1 During June 2010, the FDA approved the first fourth generation test in the United States.2


PCR test

A PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction test) can detect the genetic material of HIV rather than the antibodies to the virus, and so can identify HIV in the blood within two or three weeks of infection. The test is also known as a viral load test and HIV NAAT (nucleic acid amplification testing).
Babies born to HIV positive mothers are usually tested using a PCR test because they retain their mother's antibodies for several months, making an antibody test inaccurate. Blood supplies in most developed countries are screened for HIV using PCR tests. However, they are not often used to test for HIV in individuals, as they are very expensive and more complicated to administer and interpret than a standard antibody test.


http://www.avert.org/testing.htm


i had the rapid test done. when it's time i have to go for another rapid test. if that test comes up positive then i'll be sent to the hospital to have another but different test done to confirm whether or not i have HIV.


the HIV tests are free here. do you guys have to pay for your tests? if so, how much does it cost you?

Dokuro
09-16-2010, 04:32 PM
i wouldent trust that like a Vagina Dr

Uncle Steezo
09-16-2010, 05:31 PM
I don't believe in HIV or AIDS. i don't know ANYBODY who died from it. if so many people got it, then whats the deal? shit is like swine flu.

but i still get tested tho. lol

DeeBlock
09-16-2010, 10:56 PM
Interesting.

IrOnMaN
09-17-2010, 10:45 AM
I don't believe in HIV or AIDS. i don't know ANYBODY who died from it. if so many people got it, then whats the deal? shit is like swine flu.

but i still get tested tho. lol

Hmm. Most people don't believe that HIV/AIDS is real because they themselves aren't infected. HIV/AIDS is a social issue. The people aren't understanding the messages. Once he/she is infected, it's too late.

Also, HIV/AIDS IS a business.}:|

Uncle Steezo
09-17-2010, 12:20 PM
but like hundreds of millions of people got it, and they are spreading it, so it would seem like more people would be dying daily from aids. i'm not saying it ain't real, i just think its commonly/purposefully misdiagnosed and the numbers are inflated. both due to the fact that is as business.

cutn' heads
09-17-2010, 12:34 PM
I don't believe in HIV or AIDS. i don't know ANYBODY who died from it. if so many people got it, then whats the deal? shit is like swine flu.

but i still get tested tho. lol

damn, never thought about that before. i know and have known a shitload of IV drug users. no one i know has ever contracted, or died from, AIDS...

IrOnMaN
09-17-2010, 12:35 PM
but like hundreds of millions of people got it, and they are spreading it, so it would seem like more people would be dying daily from aids. i'm not saying it ain't real, i just think its commonly/purposefully misdiagnosed and the numbers are inflated. both due to the fact that is as business.

Yeah. It's crazy to hear that African-Americans make up the most cases of HIV/AIDS in American, especially in Washington D.C.

During the '80s, China had the most HIV/AIDS cases in history (makes sense because billions of people live in China), India was second, and countries in Africa third. Fortunately, China and India got their HIV/AIDS cases under control and sent the message regarding the virus. But you don't hear about this

Now, for some odd freaking reason, countries in Africa can't control the virus.|(

All you see and hear is Africa and HIV/AIDS. Black people and HIV/AIDS.

It's a business and negativity directed towards blacks and that's a fact.

DeeBlock
09-17-2010, 07:02 PM
but like hundreds of millions of people got it, and they are spreading it, so it would seem like more people would be dying daily from aids. i'm not saying it ain't real, i just think its commonly/purposefully misdiagnosed and the numbers are inflated. both due to the fact that is as business.

Yeah. It's crazy to hear that African-Americans make up the most cases of HIV/AIDS in American, especially in Washington D.C.

During the '80s, China had the most HIV/AIDS cases in history (makes sense because billions of people live in China), India was second, and countries in Africa third. Fortunately, China and India got their HIV/AIDS cases under control and sent the message regarding the virus. But you don't hear about this

Now, for some odd freaking reason, countries in Africa can't control the virus.|(

All you see and hear is Africa and HIV/AIDS. Black people and HIV/AIDS.

It's a business and negativity directed towards blacks and that's a fact.


It's too bad some audio interviews about the hiv/aids phenomena I had on my last processor was lost due to my computer conking out on me.

There is alternative information out there for those who would access it - even some documentaries on youtube.

Not too much time for me to go all into it.

Anyway, good to see some reflection here.

Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
09-17-2010, 08:41 PM
I don't believe in HIV or AIDS. i don't know ANYBODY who died from it. if so many people got it, then whats the deal? shit is like swine flu.

but i still get tested tho. lol

but like hundreds of millions of people got it, and they are spreading it, so it would seem like more people would be dying daily from aids. i'm not saying it ain't real, i just think its commonly/purposefully misdiagnosed and the numbers are inflated. both due to the fact that is as business.

Symptoms of HIV/AIDS

The first few months after you become infected with HIV is called primary HIV infection, or acute HIV infection. You might also hear this called seroconversion. You may have symptoms of HIV infection but you may not pay attention to them, because they are like other infections such as flu. Early symptoms usually start about four weeks after the infection and can last for up to four weeks.
Symptoms of primary HIV include:


fever
swollen glands
sore throat
rash on your body or face
painful muscles or joints
headache
feeling generally unwell
ulcers in your mouth
sweating at night
brain infections such as meningitis (this is rare)

During this time, you're very infectious because the amount of the virus in your blood is high. This means that the risk of passing the infection on to someone else is high, for example, through unprotected sex.
After these early symptoms, HIV may remain hidden for years. Many people don't progress into advanced HIV infection, and deaths are now uncommon in people taking anti-HIV medicines.
If you're unaware of your HIV infection, your body's ability to fight infection becomes badly affected. When this happens, your immune system will become weak and won't be able to work properly. Eventually, you could be at risk of life-threatening illnesses. When this happens it's called advanced HIV infection (or AIDS).
Advanced HIV infection (AIDS)

Once your immune system has been seriously damaged, you may start to develop illnesses that usually require complex treatments in hospital. Illnesses associated with advanced HIV infection include:


tuberculosis
pneumonia
certain cancers of the lymph glands (lymphoma)

These illnesses are uncommon in people who have been taking anti-HIV medicines.





Treatment of HIV/AIDS

There is no cure for HIV infection. However, treatment with anti-HIV medicines can reduce the amount of the virus in your body, slow down the effects of the virus and reduce your chances of developing a later, life-threatening infection. When used appropriately and taken properly, anti-HIV medicines can help you to stay well and live a full life.
HIV treatment is managed at specialist out-patient clinics and it's important to attend all your appointments. Your health professional will check how well your immune system is working and ask you about your general health at these appointments.
Usually, once the number of CD4 white blood cells has fallen to a low level, or if you become pregnant, your doctor will recommend starting treatment with medicines. You may also start treatment if you develop a serious infection or a condition linked to advanced HIV infection.
Medicines

Medicines used to treat HIV work in a number of different ways. For this reason, you will be asked to take a combination of different medicines together.
These medicines prevent the virus from reproducing in your body, which reduces the amount of virus in your blood. This allows your immune system to recover. Medicines also stop the virus from changing (mutating) when it reproduces. The aim of treatment is to reduce the amount of virus in your blood to very low levels.
You will probably take three medicines together, which are often combined into one or two pills taken once or twice daily. This is known as antiretroviral therapy, combination therapy, or HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy). Taking your medicines on time, every time is very important with medicines used to treat HIV infection. This is the best way of slowing down the virus and helping you to stay well.
There are several types of medicine. Combination therapies usually contain medicines from at least two different classes of drugs. Your doctor will work with you to choose the medicines that suit you best.
Always ask your doctor or specialist nurse for advice and read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine.
Side-effects

Side-effects are the unwanted effects of taking a medicine. If you have side-effects it's important to talk to your doctor, or the healthcare professional who prescribed your medicine, before you stop taking it.
You may develop side-effects in the first few months after you start your treatment. These usually get better after a few weeks. You may:


feel sick or be sick
have diarrhoea or wind (flatulence)
feel tired and have aching muscles
have a rash
have trouble sleeping or bad dreams
feel dizzy

These side-effects at the start of therapy may be very mild, and usually improve as your body gets used to the medicine.
Medicines can increase the amount of fat in your blood, which can increase your risk of heart disease. Certain medicines affect the kidneys or liver in some people.
If you have any side-effects during your treatment, your doctor or nurse will discuss the options for treatment or change to a new combination of HIV medicines.


hiv/aids is a big business considering that everyone infected will be taking/buying meds for the rest of their lives. living with the fact that you'll be on meds for the rest of you life is fucking depressing. then you got to factor in the fact that those meds that you have to take also carry side effects.

so your quality of life will decrease and your money too. plus you have to worry about telling a potential partner about your hiv/aids.




damn, never thought about that before. i know and have known a shitload of IV drug users. no one i know has ever contracted, or died from, AIDS...

how many of them got themselves tested for it, i wouldn't think they'd have time to go for a hiv test. i know j only got tested cos the rehab wouldn't take him in before he got tested for all diseases. he was also to chickenshit to go for one cos he's scared of bad news.

Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
09-17-2010, 09:01 PM
and j wasn't an iv user. he smoked his.

netscape check two
09-17-2010, 09:12 PM
Yeah. It's crazy to hear that African-Americans make up the most cases of HIV/AIDS in American, especially in Washington D.C.

During the '80s, China had the most HIV/AIDS cases in history (makes sense because billions of people live in China), India was second, and countries in Africa third. Fortunately, China and India got their HIV/AIDS cases under control and sent the message regarding the virus. But you don't hear about this

Now, for some odd freaking reason, countries in Africa can't control the virus.|(

All you see and hear is Africa and HIV/AIDS. Black people and HIV/AIDS.

It's a business and negativity directed towards blacks and that's a fact.

Some of it might have to do with the types of conditions that are present in some parts of Africa and culture issues there, not just a racial thing.

PALEHORSE
09-17-2010, 09:30 PM
recommended reading

1 Do Insects Transmit AIDS?
2 Infectious AIDS: Have We Been Misled?
3 AIDS: What the Government Isn't Telling You
4 AIDS: Virus or Drug Induced?
5 Inventing the AIDS Virus

cutn' heads
09-17-2010, 10:41 PM
and j wasn't an iv user. he smoked his.

i dont know. but after 15 years i would think someone would have caught the bug by now...

Uncle Steezo
09-18-2010, 02:40 AM
on a side note, i saw this doc about gay dudes having "bug parties" where rather than worry about catching it they throw an orgy full of a bunch of hiv+ dudes so that the "guest of honor" can catch it and get it over with.

smh

so they followed this one dude who was all excited about catching hiv so "he could get on with his life". lol. a year later he had regretted it horribly and was getting sick on was on those meds all fucked up talkin bout it was a bad idea. hahahahah really? you think so?

Mumm Ra
09-18-2010, 08:25 AM
that's nightmarishly fucked up

DeeBlock
09-18-2010, 09:20 PM
on a side note, i saw this doc about gay dudes having "bug parties" where rather than worry about catching it they throw an orgy full of a bunch of hiv+ dudes so that the "guest of honor" can catch it and get it over with.

I heard something similar.

Think of the straight people who do the same without the receiver knowing about it.

IrOnMaN
09-20-2010, 11:21 AM
on a side note, i saw this doc about gay dudes having "bug parties" where rather than worry about catching it they throw an orgy full of a bunch of hiv+ dudes so that the "guest of honor" can catch it and get it over with.

smh

so they followed this one dude who was all excited about catching hiv so "he could get on with his life". lol. a year later he had regretted it horribly and was getting sick on was on those meds all fucked up talkin bout it was a bad idea. hahahahah really? you think so?

Are you serious?

Uncle Steezo
09-20-2010, 11:02 PM
i'm dead serious.
"Bug Chasers"
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WARPATH
09-20-2010, 11:10 PM
Faggotry.

Dirty Knowledge
09-21-2010, 04:36 AM
theese poor fellas havent

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/koala-population-ravaged-by-chlamydia/19632335 (http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/koala-population-ravaged-by-chlamydia/19632335)

Koala Population Ravaged by Chlamydia


(Sept. 17) -- The world's koala population is being ravaged by an epidemic that would seem at odds with the animal's image as the cuddly emblem of Australia (http://www.aolnews.com/tag/australia/). According to researchers, 50 to 80 percent of the marsupials are infected with a disease commonly associated with human promiscuity: chlamydia.

That's right, chlamydia. The situation is so dire, in fact, that experts fear the koala may become extinct in a few decades if a vaccine isn't developed.

The disease's effects include severe conjunctivitis (or "pink eye"), incontinence, prostatitis and kidney damage. Chlamydia is weakening koalas to the point where they no longer have the energy to survive. It can also cause conditions such as urinary tract infections that can impair the reproductive system. Zoologists say 30 to 45 percent of female koalas have been left infertile.

While nobody knows how koalas first came to be infected with chlamydia, some researchers speculate koalas may have been exposed to infected mammals at some point in their evolution. The disease spreads among koalas through male-male and male-female sexual contact, as well as orally from mother to young during child rearing.

Though the rate of infection has historically been quite high, the expression -- or display of symptoms -- has been low. It's with extreme stress among the animals, however, that the disease then expresses itself.

And over the past decade, koalas have been stressed.

They've lost vast portions of their habitat to human development. Crammed into ever-smaller fragments of land and in areas with severe human encroachment, such as the "Koala Coast" in southeastern Queensland, the koala population has been almost completely wiped out.

"We're looking at a situation where koalas in southeast Queensland would be functionally extinct," said William Ellis, a researcher at the University of Queensland (http://www.uq.edu.au/), in an interview with AOL News.

The Australian Koala Foundation estimates that there are fewer than 80,000, and potentially as few as 43,000, koalas left in Australia today.

Since there is no vaccine, koala conservationists can only react to the chlamydia epidemic, treating a small percentage of the animals with long-term antibiotics and anti-inflammatories before releasing them into the wild. A spokesperson at Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors (http://www.wildlifewarriors.org.au/index.html), a leading conservation group, said koalas with severe reproductive disease or other incurable diseases are euthanized.

While researchers are working on a vaccine, it may arrive too late. And some fear that a vaccine could harm the animal's specialized digestive tract, which contains healthy bacteria that break down a diet rich in eucalyptus leaves.

"We want to make sure the vaccine helps them," Peter Timms, a Queensland University of Technology (http://www.qut.edu.au/) professor working on the vaccine, told AOL News. "While you might treat the chlamydia, you might make their digestive tracts worse."

While conservationists address the epidemic, the fate of the koala has gone largely unnoticed outside of Australia. That may suit the Australian tourism industry just fine, as koalas are estimated to have a $1 billion impact on the tourism industry.

What tourist, after all, would want to be photographed with an animal known for its chlamydia?

"It's a benefit to the tourism industry that you don't see koalas with disease," Timms said.

IrOnMaN
09-21-2010, 10:52 AM
Faggotry.

HIV/AIDS has nothing to do with being gay. Again, it's a social issue. The message isn't being heard.

Uncle Steezo
09-21-2010, 11:14 AM
HIV/AIDS has nothing to do with being gay. Again, it's a social issue. The message isn't being heard.

did you see the vid i posted?
and yes it has something to do with it when you consider that:

1. anal sex is the riskiest form of sexual contact. not saying that only gays have anal but gays can only have anal.

2. gay men are the most promiscuous people on earth.

3. you have a growing gay culture that WANTS hiv.

netscape check two
09-21-2010, 12:49 PM
There are statistics about gay men being the most promiscous people on earth? lol Fat women must not have been added to those stats.

Uncle Steezo
09-21-2010, 01:56 PM
fatties don't put up the numbers like faggies do. we are talking volume here.

netscape check two
09-21-2010, 02:35 PM
Aren't black women leading in volume at the moment?

WARPATH
09-21-2010, 04:57 PM
HIV/AIDS has nothing to do with being gay. Again, it's a social issue. The message isn't being heard.

Bug Chasing is Faggotry.

IrOnMaN
09-22-2010, 11:37 AM
Aren't black women leading in volume at the moment?

Yes, I believe.

Uncle Steezo
09-23-2010, 11:45 AM
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll183/stylemaster2/hiv.jpg

netscape check two
09-23-2010, 01:01 PM
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/women/resources/factsheets/images/women-2.gif

DeeBlock
09-23-2010, 09:29 PM
Does that mean black females are engaging in anal sex more than anybody else?

TheBoarzHeadBoy
09-23-2010, 11:58 PM
White people think its gross. Honestly its gross. There's poop in there. I try to keep shits and my dick separate.

DeeBlock
12-04-2010, 10:42 PM
i went for a test back in october last year, when i thought i was done with j. the tests came back negative, which i was glad for.

but, silly me went and fucked j again last month and i've had to go for another one. it came back negative but i have to go back in november cos HIV can take up to 3 months before it develops into HIV. i went and got myself checked out for everything else too, they told me if i don't hear from them then the tests for the other infections are also negative. they contact you if your tests are positive for anything.


So november has passed.

Did you take the test again yet?

Edgar Erebus
12-05-2010, 05:25 AM
Why, when it's OBVIOUS that those tests DON'T show if you have HIV, that they DELIBERATELY manipulate the results, that HIV doen't cause AIDS ANYWAY, and that only faggots catch it.

DeeBlock
12-05-2010, 03:14 PM
I agree with most of what you said. Trix already took one though. She said she has to get another one... I'm just following HER logic.

Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
12-05-2010, 03:53 PM
i am AIDS

diggy
02-28-2014, 02:37 AM
I don't believe in HIV or AIDS. i don't know ANYBODY who died from it. if so many people got it, then whats the deal? shit is like swine flu.

but i still get tested tho. lol

AIDS is a weakened immune system. People who die in that state could have on their death certificate - the cause of death being stuff like cancer, pneumonia, heart attack, liver failure, etc.

Lot of people dying with HIV that go out with cancer and other ailments and you may not know they had HIV.

SL33
02-28-2014, 01:37 PM
I've had HIV test during blood transfusion process.

WARPATH
03-12-2014, 04:19 PM
i went for a test back in october last year, when i thought i was done with j. the tests came back negative, which i was glad for.

but, silly me went and fucked j again last month and i've had to go for another one. it came back negative but i have to go back in november cos HIV can take up to 3 months before it develops into HIV. i went and got myself checked out for everything else too, they told me if i don't hear from them then the tests for the other infections are also negative. they contact you if your tests are positive for anything.

i was more nervous when i went for the test this time than i did last year. my ipod fucked up on the way there and my phone had to go and die on me, so i didn't even get to listen to some happy tunes on the way there or while i was in the waiting room. i got there at 8.30 am and i got seen around 10 am. it seemed like i waited there for hours cos i was so nervous with nothing to distract my attention, just faces of worried/nervous looking people. i didn't and still don't think i have it, but with j anything is possible cos he's a cunt.

from what i've seen on this forum, not many of you guys like to wear condoms. so, i was wondering if any of you have had a HIV test done before.

Just recently I had one, I'm 33 and I'm not fucking around. I never had one in my life until now, but still Shit's scary. I don't trust any woman. Not after I seen my share of promiscuous married women. It took me a long time to get it done, but I figured I didn't want to be that guy. Now I know i'm not that guy. My healthy dick is ready for re-insertion.

IrOnMaN
03-13-2014, 12:47 PM
^That's good.

The last HIV test I had was in November of 2013. The results were negative, of course.

HIV/AIDS is real! Stay safe!

CEITEDMOFO
03-15-2014, 09:45 AM
i went for a test back in october last year, when i thought i was done with j. the tests came back negative, which i was glad for.

but, silly me went and fucked j again last month

JASPER SMAsHED