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does anyone know, comparatively

after diagnosis, how do the viral loads differ between blacks and whites? 
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Originally posted by rohan rohan wrote:

Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

they do reproductive health...yearly exams...screenings...ect ect...
however, our county hospital (basically free for those in need) is actually pretty good...

Interesting.  In DC if you go to the emergency room chances are you're going to be there overnight sitting in those hard ass chairs.  Shout out to howard university hospital.  I couldn't imagine choosing to go sit for 12 hours when you can pop down to planned parenthood and be in and out in an hour.

edit: oh and if you don't have insurance, unless you're having a medical emergency, it's a non-starter.
 
depending on the state, this could also be because the hospital cannot charge for an emergency visit if you are released before a certain time.  of course, there is also the legitimate triage process...but i would say often times the patient is waiting to be seen to ensure that the required time has elapsed so they can get paid...
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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

i did not even touch on Medicaid or medicare because technically people who have this HAVE insurance.
 
they have no need to go to a free clinic.
 
i say this all the time.  the health insurance crisis is REALLY about the WORKING poor who does not qualify for Medicaid/medicare....

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Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

does anyone know, comparatively

after diagnosis, how do the viral loads differ between blacks and whites? 

If you google up any info on that, pls share with us what you find.
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i did not even touch on Medicaid or medicare because technically people who have this HAVE insurance.
 
they have no need to go to a free clinic.
 
i say this all the time.  the health insurance crisis is REALLY about the WORKING poor who does not qualify for Medicaid/medicare....
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Originally posted by NJHairLuv NJHairLuv wrote:



I can name 2 people that I know personally who died from full blown AIDS that held their secret til the very end and revealed it on their death bed (men), I know a woman right now that is telling people that she has bone cancer when she actually contracted HIV from her ex-bf and I know a woman that is married with HIV that contracted it it from her 1st husband who died from it. Her current husband has no clue. This is a crisis.  It does not make sense, but it is happening.


Hearing and seeing stuff like that just makes me wonder, where is people's sense of responsibility to themselves? Like how do you marry someone and not know their complete medical history?

I think this thread has helped me talk myself right out of caring about this issue. Seems like contracting HIV through unprotected sex is no different than drunk driving or taking drugs. It's a personal choice and the user knows the consequences.

I need to switch my focus from worrying about transmission to supporting legal repercussions for those who continue to infect others.
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hotdamn, maysay. straight, no chaser. 
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Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

i mentioned earlier that I wondered if the HIV treatment options in the inner cities are the same as the treatment options in paid care

Treatment would have an impact on transmission

The study isn't referring to undiagnosed HIV is it?   The women are getting tested but it is somehow still getting transmitted at a high rate

So the clueless, careless, test phobic argument still doesn't make sense to me


 
ahhh ok.  i didn't even really read the whole opEmbarrassed  and to be honest i was a lil vexed by the black women this and that comments here and there...but you know this is bhm.  also i don't really know much about hiv studies/stats (don't know many who have been affected publically anyway) other than wrap it up and get tested...lol 
 
i was mainly commenting on what i know alot about and that is health insurance (cost vs care) Smile
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Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Originally posted by NJHairLuv NJHairLuv wrote:



I can name 2 people that I know personally who died from full blown AIDS that held their secret til the very end and revealed it on their death bed (men), I know a woman right now that is telling people that she has bone cancer when she actually contracted HIV from her ex-bf and I know a woman that is married with HIV that contracted it it from her 1st husband who died from it. Her current husband has no clue. This is a crisis.  It does not make sense, but it is happening.


Hearing and seeing stuff like that just makes me wonder, where is people's sense of responsibility to themselves? Like how do you marry someone and not know their complete medical history?

I think this thread has helped me talk myself right out of caring about this issue. Seems like contracting HIV through unprotected sex is no different than drunk driving or taking drugs. It's a personal choice and the user knows the consequences.

I need to switch my focus from worrying about transmission to supporting legal repercussions for those who continue to infect others.


I hate when people say they practiced safe sex and still got HIV



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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

i mentioned earlier that I wondered if the HIV treatment options in the inner cities are the same as the treatment options in paid care

Treatment would have an impact on transmission

The study isn't referring to undiagnosed HIV is it?   The women are getting tested but it is somehow still getting transmitted at a high rate

So the clueless, careless, test phobic argument still doesn't make sense to me


 
ahhh ok.  i didn't even really read the whole opEmbarrassed  and to be honest i was a lil vexed by the black women this and that comments here and there...but you know this is bhm.  also i don't really know much about hiv studies/stats (don't know many who have been affected publically anyway) other than wrap it up and get tested...lol 
 
i was mainly commenting on what i know alot about and that is health insurance (cost vs care) Smile


hmmm my comments were actually more aligned w/socioeconomic group and their lifestyles. behavior changes with wealth.


anyway I am watching it from the beginning now 


but like Glam said....AIDS is a nig.guh problem now so don't nobody care now

I'm already mad that she said "DC has a higher rate than most African countries." Sleepy


Edited by EPITOME - Jun 27 2014 at 6:24pm
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