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30 Years Positive: VIDEO

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In the Life takes a powerful look at HIV/AIDS 30 years into the epidemic:

30 years after the first AIDS case was reported in the US, more than a million Americans are HIV positive. One in five don't know it and 56,000 are newly infected each year. But if you only watch mainstream media, you would have no idea of the pandemic's ongoing impact.

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  1. The HIV industry has run its course. It no longer scares people because it was a beat-up to begin with. The fatalities have been less than the exaggerated claims made when it first started.

    AIDS does exist but it is treatable and curable. It can be cured by choosing to live a healthy lifestyle.

    If you persist in smoking, drinking, sniffing amyl and having sex with total strangers with herpes and syphilis, your body will start to shut down. It's your body talking back to you. Respect it and treat it nice.

    Posted by: jason | Dec 1, 2011 7:16:40 AM


  2. A major character on the daytime soap opera General Hospital, who has been living with AIDS for years, is rumored to die from the disease in the upcoming weeks. I congratulate them for showing something that most of the main stream media has been ignoring: people still die from this disease.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 1, 2011 7:37:58 AM


  3. Jason@ you're going to get a lot of flack for your remarks here and I am sorry for that. But I take your words seriously and soberly. AIDS is still far too grave a threat not to take a good deal of personal responsibility for. Thank you. And thanks Andy for this important notice.

    Posted by: uffda | Dec 1, 2011 7:39:26 AM


  4. Steve,

    AIDS is not a disease. It's a syndrome. Big difference.

    AIDS is a syndrome which describes a state of immune deficiency that makes a sufferer vulnerable to a number of diseases that would normally be defeated by the immune system. The state of immune deficiency can be caused by factors such as smoking, drinking, poor diets, syphilis, gonorrhea, and amyl sniffing.

    The state of immune deficiency is not necessarily caused by HIV. Indeed, there are tons of people out there with immune deficiency but no HIV in their bodies.

    It is MOST important that you all understand that AIDS is a syndrome and not a disease.

    Posted by: jason | Dec 1, 2011 7:53:40 AM


  5. Love is the cure -- start with your Self.

    Posted by: my2cents | Dec 1, 2011 8:21:16 AM


  6. I know this will be a pointless request, but I'm going to do it anyway mostly because I worry about young people reading this blog and seeing misinformation.

    Jason, could your please point us to some peer-reviewed research that supports your claims about HIV and AIDS?

    [Andy - do things like this ever make you consider adopting a more sophisticated comment thread system? Perhaps one in which comments can be rated?]

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Dec 1, 2011 8:30:52 AM


  7. @RyanInSacto - I was thinking almost the same thing. Jason is giving some dangerous advice. As things are right now, AIDS is not curable. His advice about leading a healthy lifestyle is great and probably does help, but it doesn't cure.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Dec 1, 2011 9:06:41 AM


  8. Jason, my first boyfriend never once in his short life ever had a drop of alcohol, took a snort or puff of anything, never had an STD, was a vegetarian and he's still been dead for 16 years (at the age of 30) because he let a guy he met before we were together cum inside him because, well, the guy was really hot and that was the only way he'd let Robert have sex with him. Woops! The guy was poz and that was that.

    So, spare me your pedantic denialism.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Dec 1, 2011 10:20:07 AM


  9. Oh Jason. You're either a troll or severely misinformed. AIDS is curable by living a healthy lifestyle and abstaining from alcohol smoking, and poppers, you say? Prove it. Contract HIV and then go without meds. I'll even buy your organic food for you. Let me know how that works out for you, you mentally challenged ingrate.

    The gall of people like you astounds me. Brilliant scientists and doctors from around the world are are many times smarter than you have studied the virus. And yet you think you can cure it by putting down the Coors Light and eating some broccoli. Pathetic.

    Posted by: Paul | Dec 1, 2011 11:20:02 AM


  10. I have genital herpes and know what you are going through. a Herpes Dating Site--pozloving.c00m-- has helped me find quality dates with women who share my medical condition.
    Sometimes when you are diagnosed with something like this it is good to have hope and faith that you are still the same person and are still capable of have a wonderful relationship.
    pozloving.c00m is a great genital herpes dating site online. So many singles from the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia are members.


    Posted by: skylover | Dec 1, 2011 9:47:42 PM


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