r/HermanCainAward A concerned redditor reached out to them about me Nov 27 '22

AND THAT'S WHY I NEVER WATCH Meme / Shitpost (Sundays)

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u/BushidoMauve Nov 27 '22

I love the soft implication the they'll have NON penetrative sex tho

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u/nvrtrynvrfail Nov 27 '22

Magic played and no one got HIV from him so I don't see the problem.

How stupid are people getting?

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u/Cultural-Answer-321 Deadpilled 💀 Nov 27 '22

How stupid are people getting?

Worse than you even imagine in your wildest nightmares.

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u/MadBeachLui Ivermectin tuna helper 🦄 Nov 27 '22

Really back then people freaked. Sweat transfer from the basketball. Whatever.

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u/chaoticidealism Nov 27 '22

That would have been a reasonable worry if it had been, say, 1981. Or even 1985. In the early years, people weren't quite sure exactly how HIV could spread; the only thing that was established early on was that it wasn't spread by casual contact. In the early 80s, it still made sense to worry about things like sweat in an open wound or saliva on mucous membranes.

But this was 1992... by then, we knew that HIV was spread by blood-to-blood or sexual contact and that sweat couldn't transmit it. The trouble was, many people weren't up to date on the science--and you only had to be five or six years behind to think of HIV as being potentially more contagious than it actually is. Popular concepts often lag behind the science.

This is still true with HIV today. Most people understand that HIV isn't spread by casual contact or sweat or even kissing; but many people don't realize that HIV is treatable to the point that it has become a chronic condition, that people with undetectable viral levels can have sex safely, that antiretrovirals can prevent transmission if taken before a possible exposure or even reduce the chances of transmission if taken afterward. People still think being HIV+ is the same as AIDS, that it's a death sentence, that there's no way to prevent infection if your partner is HIV+ and the condom breaks.

So yeah. It's kind of understandable why they were freaking out. Not that it was justifiable, but it was understandable, considering how long it takes people to re-learn things once they think they know them.

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u/MathematicianFew5882 Team Moderna Nov 28 '22

Yeah no. I was an aids hotline operator when it was still called htlv and we knew. The medical professionals were actually more committed to following the data back then and when they compiled and reported it people didn’t say it was chemtrails or 5G space lasers.

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u/chx_ Team Mix & Match Dec 03 '22

when it was still called htlv

? HTLV is a different thing than HIV. Did they think it's the same?

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u/aidan8et Team Pfizer Nov 28 '22

NGL, until I started actually seeing TV ads for PREP & such, I had no idea about the current status of HIV treatment.

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u/chaoticidealism Nov 28 '22

I didn't hear about it until I volunteered to do office work for a place that helped LGBT+ people get medical care. It was one of the things they covered in the volunteer training meeting. I had known about antiretrovirals, but I had no idea they could be used preventatively. And this was in 2015, I think... really recent. No wonder they resorted to TV ads, it really needs better publicity.

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u/jrs1980 Nov 28 '22

I have a very vivid memory of having this discussion in health class in like 1995, when he wanted to start playing again. My only question was if it can be transmitted thru sweat. If not, I didn't think there was a problem. If there ever was a blood incident, that's easy enough to isolate. (Whatup, Greg L.)

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u/notislant 🦆 Nov 28 '22

Half of voters still vote for insanity so...

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u/Confident-Tower9327 Nov 27 '22

Same girl, same.

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u/imreadytojump Nov 27 '22

there is no "full blown HIV"

there's full blown AIDS which would be the full constellation of diseases or perhaps having ACTIVE HIV but he didnt.

another example of people throwing words around when they are ignorant.

just looking for points.

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u/whosthedoginthisscen Nov 27 '22

All this made me think of was the family Guy bit where the barber shop quartet gives the patient his diagnosis of "not HIV, but full-blown AIDS"

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u/SignGuy77 Nov 28 '22

One of the funniest bits they ever did. And yeah, I instantly thought of it too.

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u/DescipleOfCorn Nov 28 '22

Yeah isn’t he on meds that got him to a point where he can’t transmit it anymore as well? That’s like the opposite of full blown HIV

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u/i_330 Nov 29 '22

Antivaxxers really like to harp on the Magic Johnson comparison, so I've seen a number of Twitter idiots claiming he was playing basketball with "full-blown AIDS." People, if he'd progressed to AIDS in the 90s he'd be dead by now, and he *still* doesn't have it because his HIV is very well-controlled. AIDS is unlikely to even be the cause of his eventual death. It's amazing to me that we've known about HIV/AIDS for over 40 years, and enormous numbers of people still don't seem to know the most basic things about it.

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u/wurstfirst Nov 29 '22

Eh, doesn’t matter what the science or reality is. There are so many people that are pushing their own agenda as we’ve seen with the antivaccers..

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u/Darkwing_Turducken Nov 27 '22

The free sex toy nights are a wealth of speculative creativity...

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u/iHasMagyk Nov 27 '22

Coming to you live from Bad Dragon Arena…

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u/maxreddit Dec 09 '22

The Pennsylvania Peckerwoods vs. The Boston Big Jobs!

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u/Lucy_Gosling See my Angle Wings! Nov 28 '22

You should see what happens when they start shooting dildos into the crowd with tee-shirt cannons.

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u/JeromeBiteman Nov 28 '22

Sponsored, no doubt, by Pure Romance.

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u/joecb91 Nov 29 '22

A free buttplug under each seat!

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u/maxreddit Dec 09 '22

I'm not so sure about this variant of the "whoopie cushion" joke...

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u/Darkwing_Turducken Nov 28 '22

OMG! Now I have to make a "potato cannon" that shoots suction cup dildos, like a giant Nerf gun! 🤣🤣🤣

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u/Rhino676971 Nov 27 '22

How do we know that they could get a little frisky in the locker room

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u/The_Patriot A concerned redditor reached out to them about me Nov 27 '22

fan fiction?

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u/jesusmansuperpowers Nov 27 '22

Pumpkin patch is my hero.

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u/sqlbastard Nov 27 '22

they let lavern spicer speak even though she has a summer squash where her brain should be.

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u/Taco_Force Nov 28 '22

Guys I'm worried I've been playing basketball wrong

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u/JohnMunsch Nov 28 '22

When someone starts a really good new replacement for Twitter, they should have half a dozen employees whose only job is to find people like Art and Safeword and recruit them to the new platform.

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u/Cultural-Answer-321 Deadpilled 💀 Nov 27 '22

ROFL!

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u/BobDope Nov 27 '22

That reminds me of some article in some comedy magazine where it was supposed to be surgeon general c Everett Koop answering questions and one was ‘can you get aids from your dentist’ and the answer was ‘only if he were to restrain you and penetrate your rectum’ and there were like three or four variations on that

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u/MadBeachLui Ivermectin tuna helper 🦄 Nov 27 '22

Except there were infections from a dentist to patients. An east coast town like Vero or Palm Beach FL. IIRC.

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u/BobDope Nov 27 '22

Well I guess we know what those dentists were up to

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u/chaoticidealism Nov 27 '22

Dirty needles can do it. Betcha the dentist was re-using syringes.

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u/BobDope Nov 28 '22

Steer clear of those junkie dentists

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u/chaoticidealism Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

I meant dentists who use a single needle on multiple patients. If patient number one is HIV+, then patients two through five get exposed.

It used to be much more common than it is now. We've had disposable needles since the 1950s, but in some very poor clinics, medical personnel still re-use needles when there are shortages, because the alternative is not giving the patients life-saving drugs at all.

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u/BobDope Nov 28 '22

The dentists HIV status wasn’t a factor tho. He could be a total homophobe with bad safety practices

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u/chaoticidealism Nov 28 '22

His HIV status could have been a factor, if he stuck himself with the needle, presumably accidentally, and then used the same needle to give an injection.

This would of course have been completely negligent and obviously dangerous to anyone with medical training. It couldn't even have happened by accident; it'd have had to be willful--like, "I don't care, I'm too lazy to get another needle."

As far as I can tell, transmission of HIV in dental offices is vanishingly rare anyway. The handful of cases I can find are all cases of medical error so extreme that it borders on criminal--stuff like re-using IV needles from patient to patient.

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u/JeromeBiteman Nov 28 '22

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u/MadBeachLui Ivermectin tuna helper 🦄 Nov 28 '22

Yes, that's exactly the story I was trying to remember.

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u/aaandbconsulting Nov 28 '22

Is there a version of HIV that's like half blown? Or just bursting at the seams?

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u/zerkrazus Nov 28 '22

Lavern doesn't understand complicated things like that.

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u/Grimsterr Nov 28 '22

You can't get AIDS from someone breathing near you. So there's that.

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u/scubawankenobi Nov 27 '22

Well... If NBA viewership drops?

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u/DescipleOfCorn Nov 28 '22

Well technically HIV has different stages, with “full blown” being AIDS. Pretty sure Magic is at the point in his treatment where he actually tests negative and can’t transmit it which is absolutely possible these days with the current meds available. It will never fully go away though, at least not yet.

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u/Successful_Ad8403 Nov 28 '22

But Magic didn’t have AIDS, so… no.

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u/DescipleOfCorn Nov 28 '22

Exactly, even if full blown was a real descriptor Magic never had it

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u/Chadwulf29 Nov 28 '22

Can you imagine how much more entertaining sports would be?

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u/eherqo Nov 28 '22

I don’t have twitter. Is the “that’s why I never watch” In reference to bc they don’t let the antivaxer play or bc they don’t have penetrative sex during the game?

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u/joecb91 Nov 29 '22

It was a reply to the middle tweet.

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u/Mercinator-87 Nov 28 '22

Channeling Norm on that one.

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u/yolonomo5eva Nov 28 '22

Kudos to Safeword Pumpkin Patch for giving the best reply