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09-22-2006, 12:20 AM,
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Americans Should Be Tested Routinely for HIV, CDC Says

Thursday , September 21, 2006



ATLANTA — All Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 should be routinely tested for HIV to help catch infections earlier and stop the spread of the deadly virus, federal health officials announced Thursday say.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said HIV testing should become about as common as a cholesterol check. Nearly half of new HIV infections are discovered when doctors are trying to diagnose a sick patient who has come for care, CDC officials said.

"We know that many HIV infected people seek health care and they don't get tested. And many people are not diagnosed until late in the course of their illness, when they're already sick with HIV-related conditions," said Dr. Timothy Mastro, acting director of the CDC's division of HIV/AIDS prevention.

"By identifying people earlier through a screening program, we'll allow them to access life-extending therapy, and also through prevention services, learn how to avoid transmitting HIV infection to others," he said.

The announcement was hailed by some HIV patient advocates and health policy experts. They said the guidelines could help end the stigma of HIV testing and lead to needed care for an estimated 250,000 Americans who don't yet know they have the disease.

"I think it's an incredible advance. I think it's courageous on the part of the CDC," said A. David Paltiel, a health policy expert at the Yale University School of Medicine.

The recommendations aren't legally binding, but they influence what doctors do and what health insurance programs cover.

Some physicians groups predict the recommendations will be challenging to implement, involving new expenditures of money and time for testing, counseling and revising consent procedures.

Some physicians also question whether there is enough evidence to expand testing beyond high-risk groups, said Dr. Larry Fields, the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

"Are doctors going to do it? Probably not," Fields said.

But the recommendations were endorsed by the American Medical Association, which urged physicians to comply.

"This is important public health strategy to stop the spread of HIV," Dr. Nancy Nielsen, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based physician who sits on the AMA's governing board, said in a statement.

Previously, the CDC recommended routine testing for those at high-risk for catching the virus, such as intravenous drug users and gay men, and for hospitals and certain other institutions serving areas where HIV is common. It also recommends testing for all pregnant women.

Under the new guidelines, patients would be tested for HIV as part of a standard battery of tests they receive when they go for urgent or emergency care, or even during a routine physical.

Patients wouldn't get tested every year: Repeated, annual testing would only be recommended only for those at high-risk.

There would be no consent form specifically for the HIV test; it would be covered in a clinic or hospital's standard care consent form. Patients would be allowed to decline the testing.

CDC officials have been working on revised recommendations for about three years, and sought input from more than 100 organizations, including doctors' associations and HIV patient advocacy groups. The CDC presented planned revisions at a scientific conference in February.

Since then, the CDC has strengthened language on informed consent to make sure that no one is tested without their knowledge, and emphasized the need for doctors to provide information on HIV tests and the meaning of positive and negative results.
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09-22-2006, 05:22 AM,
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Give them the cancer fighting DISAPPROVED drug AZT and kill them while they're still healthy and gullible to this hoax.

Have you ever seen the AIDS - Fact or Fiction docu yet inheritor?
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09-22-2006, 07:04 AM,
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I saw part of the document on a webstream somewhere. There are a bunch of people with AIDS that are living with the disease and are perfectly healthy years after doctors told them they would be dead. It seems like there are a lot of truths being hidden about HIV and AIDS. I still believe it was a man-made virus.
The belief in 'coincidence' is the prevalent superstition of the Age of Science.

&I don't understand why you're taking such a belligerant tone when you're obviously the ignorant one here. &
-triplesix
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09-22-2006, 07:14 AM,
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yea i did! :( Blew my mind! Makes a person speechless!
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09-24-2006, 04:01 PM,
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I heard in the past, and probably still today alot of people are mis-diagnosed for HIV while they are completly healthy. Then they go on treatment and the drugs start killing them and everyone thinks they have AIDS.
Do you really think your a higher form of life? You...With your dripping jaws, and your bloodshot eyes. You...With your varicosities and your vermin for an appendix. You...with your hemroids and assterioids. Often I wake up at night and ponder these matters. And then I feel very strongly that I should talk them over with Brother Theodore...and then, and then I wake up fully and remember that I am Brother Theodore. And my heart aches. And my tears flow. And I see my Aunt Marie floating in the chicken soup...more dead than alive...more naked than not. And oh, now I see a mailman, a mailman giving birth to a dog of all things!

Never a moments peace, never a moments peace...never a moments peace.
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09-24-2006, 05:19 PM,
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This sounds like a big witch hunt.

I'm not totally sold on the AIDS debunking videos. I think that a disease does exist. We just have no idea what causes it and it's something other than the HIV virus. World leading retrovirus experts have concluded that the HIV virus has been with humans for thousands of year as evidenced by it's gentic code mutations. Old viruses don't suddenly make new diseases.

You only test positive for AIDS if your body has made anti-bodies and defeated the HIV virus. Hense it is already dead. The presence of the antibodies means you have it and now if you die of any other disease statistically they will say you died from AIDS. Live HIV virus cannot even be isolated in most AIDS patients. Remember Magic Johnson? Is he going to die any day now? He's had it for 15 years not even a hint of getting sick.
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09-24-2006, 05:56 PM,
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they'll propably use the test to infect more people.
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09-24-2006, 08:18 PM,
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John Doe 1984 : What you said happens to be the exact point of this video: AIDSHoaxTenreasons_OG_WS.avi
You should watch it. It's not a wild speculative video.

I have also heard but not confirmed that Magic Johnson says in his autobiography that someone gave him "the real aids cure" so he didn't get it.
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09-24-2006, 11:57 PM,
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I've seen the video. I have 2 or 3 actually. :D

The jury just isn't in for me on this. I need to do some more work on it. I know we're not being told the truth as usual. None of the theories I've heard seem to fit all the cases. If it's a gay disease from drug use and stress than why do all the Africans have it? If it's from vaccines then why don't hetros have it in larger numbers in America. If it's a bio weapon how is it possible to only infect gays? What about those who got it from blood transfusions are they on drugs or stressed out?

This may be sick to bring up but I'm going to do it anyway. It makes more sense that it is some sort of ass-virus or prion that hasn't been isolated yet. I was actually told in high school heath class that it is customary birth control in Africa to engage in anal sex. Because of the absense and cost of convenient birth control. Also because at this time it is still ancient custom. This is what the African and Gay population have in common. They regularly engage in unprotected anal sex. It then must be blood born because of all the cases early on and present where people have developed full blown AIDS and died simply from getting blood contaminated by transfusions and otherwise. Many independant conspiracies surround it too such as the drug industry killing people off and getting rich off of it. Nobody has to my satisfaction presented the whole truth to me and I will continue to search don't worry about that ;)
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