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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:33 am

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/americas/2012/07/201274141348887183.html

that should bump the figures up now the stigma of going to the docs is out the window.

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Post  Hugh Jardon on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:54 pm

Flap Meister wrote:http://www.aljazeera.com/video/americas/2012/07/201274141348887183.html

that should bump the figures up now the stigma of going to the docs is out the window.


I presume that over the counter is not a sexual position, favoured by our friends who can't throw a ball?

OR...is it a money shot practiced by those men who have sex with male accountants?
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Post  I'm the king on Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:48 pm

Flap Meister wrote:http://www.aljazeera.com/video/americas/2012/07/201274141348887183.html

that should bump the figures up now the stigma of going to the docs is out the window.

The yanks are leading the way with the over the counter tests, it's something we can learn from them.

Stigma is always the issue with STI's if we can get over than we can reduce the number and severity very quickly.

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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:49 pm

@I'm the king wrote:

The yanks are leading the way with the over the counter tests, it's something we can learn from them.

Stigma is always the issue with STI's if we can get over than we can reduce the number and severity very quickly.

So you think being stood in the middle of tesco's requesting a test for HIV isn't going to create stigma.

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Post  gerber on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:11 pm

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So you think being stood in the middle of tesco's requesting a test for HIV isn't going to create stigma.

Think of the club points you will earn lol! lol!
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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:12 pm

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Think of the club points you will earn lol! lol!

and the special vouchers for std products, which you hand to the person on the till, great idea.lol!

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Post  I'm the king on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:26 pm

heartsandminds wrote:

So you think being stood in the middle of tesco's requesting a test for HIV isn't going to create stigma.

1) who said anything about tesco?
2) how would anyone know what you were getting?

It's a good step forward.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:01 am

@I'm the king wrote:
heartsandminds wrote:

So you think being stood in the middle of tesco's requesting a test for HIV isn't going to create stigma.

1) who said anything about tesco?
2) how would anyone know what you were getting?

It's a good step forward.

it will no doubt increase the number of people who know they are positive whether they will seek treatment or tell anyone is anyone's guess.
however if you suspect you might have HIV then surely a doctor would be first port of call.

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Post  I'm the king on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:18 am

Flap Meister wrote:

it will no doubt increase the number of people who know they are positive whether they will seek treatment or tell anyone is anyone's guess.
however if you suspect you might have HIV then surely a doctor would be first port of call.

Yeah normally, but some people are too scared/embarrassed. a similar thing for chlamydia here increased diagnosis no end so I don't see why this wouldn't work.

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Post  Durham on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:37 pm

Sales in lewishlum would be very high

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Post  gerber on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:52 pm

Flap Meister wrote:

it will no doubt increase the number of people who know they are positive whether they will seek treatment or tell anyone is anyone's guess.
however if you suspect you might have HIV then surely a doctor would be first port of call.

Never any appointments available though at our surgery.................

And the embarrassment of always being asked by the receptionist......... Loudly, " I need to know what is wrong with you to let the doctor know...................."

Ah ! you don't need to see the doctor...............................
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Post  ALLAKAKA on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:06 pm

I was thinking of that advert for STD's with the various diseases on undies, i was wondering if they did them with HIV on, as i thought i might post off some Christmas presents to STONEWALL.
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Post  Durham on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:19 pm

@gerber wrote:

Never any appointments available though at our surgery.................

And the embarrassment of always being asked by the receptionist......... Loudly, " I need to know what is wrong with you to let the doctor know...................."

Ah ! you don't need to see the doctor...............................

When asked that - tell them it is a matter between you and your doctor and that you consider it important enough to see the doctor. Unless they are a medically qualified doctor - you are not willing to share confidetial health matters with a member of the public
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Post  Hugh Jardon on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:04 pm

@Durham wrote:Sales in lewishlum would be very high




Oh god...is that place still on the map?
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Post  Durham on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:16 pm

@Hugh Jardon wrote:



Oh god...is that place still on the map?

Well - on a different thread I suggest it be nuked and then we tip all the illegal aliens into the crater remaining....
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Post  Hugh Jardon on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:22 pm

@Durham wrote:

Well - on a different thread I suggest it be nuked and then we tip all the illegal aliens into the crater remaining....



that would be lovely.....
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Post  Durham on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:27 pm

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that would be lovely.....

Thanks you Sir!

I did think it was a toppermost use of desperate waste land.....that would save the county a lot of money in not developing the shiiite hole
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Post  gerber on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:48 pm

@Durham wrote:

Thanks you Sir!

I did think it was a toppermost use of desperate waste land.....that would save the county a lot of money in not developing the shiiite hole

Two very knowledgeable people.
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Post  Durham on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:58 pm

@gerber wrote:

Two very knowledgeable people.

It takes one to know one

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