The Rise in HIV

@nanette64 (17867)
Fairfield, Texas
November 23, 2015 11:44am CST
It's not like the contraction of HIV is some mystery. Shared needles, sex and blood transfusions have been a known cause for how long? Yet the numbers of people contracting this deadly virus is 50,000 people a year (USA). Have people lost their minds or is it the mentality of "It can't happen to me." Drug use is on the rise; teenagers having unprotected sex think it's the cool thing to do and you would think the gay community would be a little more careful wouldn't you? The statistics are absolutely ridiculous. There are no 'excuses' any more for the rise of this infection.
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
23 Nov 15
People think it won't kill them now because of the anti-retrovirals so they're not taking preventative actions they way they might have done 20-30 years ago.
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@nanette64 (17867)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Nov 15
It does amaze me that people have that kind of a mindset @boiboing .
@UncleJoe (10645)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
23 Nov 15
I have never had HIV but I tell people who are about to beat me up that I do.
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@nanette64 (17867)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Nov 15
Well now there ya go @UncleJoe ; that would definitely make them back off. LOL
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@LadyDuck (171625)
• Switzerland
24 Nov 15
Young people believe that nothing can happen to them. I believe that the media should talk more about this problem.
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@nanette64 (17867)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 Nov 15
And it should be a major topic in high schools @LadyDuck and @PainsOnSlate . I don't care whether it's health class, science or whatever.
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@PainsOnSlate (20423)
• Canada
24 Nov 15
You would think with the education you can get today even in high school that kids would not only know better but changed there wants and wishes to keep them safe. I think it is the "It can't happen to me" syndrome.
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