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Has anyone posted (or considered posting) an FAQ about HIV risks?
I can only imagine how insane it must drive the docs and folks like Teak and Liz to answer the same question a million times over. I think a lot of the problem and fear comes from the very vague information and strangely-framed statistics on official health sites.
Myself, when I read what the government STD clinics had to say about HIV and STDs I was concerned! I have always used protection but some of the info out there implies that even with a condom you can contract HIV 5% to 50% of the time! If so, shouldn't we have a pandemic by now?
I hear ya about folks not comprehending. Sometimes it takes folks like yourself to just say "You're not at risk" to make someone feel better. Me included!
On the topic, aren't STD clinic websites and health sites doing the public a disservice by posting statistics that are framed so poorly? For example, calling "vaginal intercourse with a condom" a "Low Risk" activity -- and not providing more details! -- must create so much anxiety!
Whatever his "agenda" might be (and even if it were abstinence based), this is not a bad idea. Though, I would probably agree with Teak here in that a FAQ probably would not address the needs of 95% of the people who post here, most of whom just desire a word that addresses their own situations directly.
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