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Re: Free & Anonymous HIV rapid test for Gay male

Postby magnolia » 11 Apr 2012, 08:41

Why not indeed? Some places do that; this one doesn't. No one's forcing anyone to take a free or a paid test!

Edit: HIV is still a very "gay" things to most Taiwanese; going to take an HIV test anywhere makes you look GAY; paying for the "straight" test takes away a bit of that stigma. Do you really not get it?
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Re: Free & Anonymous HIV rapid test for Gay male

Postby John » 11 Apr 2012, 09:07

I assume it is simply a matter of limited funding.

These free HIV tests are provided by the Light of Friendship AIDS Control Association which is a non-profit NGO.

It is entirely up to them to decide on the rules, and maybe they consider gay men in Taiwan to be a high priority target (the same way the NZ AIDS Foundation did when they started as a gay support group in the mid 80s).

If any hetero men are too stingy to pay 500 for a test, then they can simply go to any of the three places listed here: http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph ... 0#p1361669 Also free, also anonymous.

I suppose it would not be Forumosa if there was not the usual belligerent commentary, even when the news is good, and again...the news IS good: rapid, reliable, ANONYMOUS HIV tests!
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Re: Free & Anonymous HIV rapid test for Gay male

Postby magnolia » 11 Apr 2012, 09:27

So it's not a gay conspiracy or cultural misunderstanding in any shape or form, simply some really good news about an excellent and praiseworthy service? Man, you just blew my mind... ;)
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Re: Free & Anonymous HIV rapid test for Gay male

Postby rosarot » 11 Apr 2012, 11:25

magnolia wrote:So it's not a gay conspiracy or cultural misunderstanding in any shape or form, simply some really good news about an excellent and praiseworthy service? Man, you just blew my mind... ;)


I'm afraid you're wrong.
What we're dealing with is clearly yet another attempt of gay people to further discriminate the allready marginalized group of straight men.
I'm really glad a dozen straight (presumably mostly white) males have rushed to this thread to point that out for us. :bravo:
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Re: Free & Anonymous HIV rapid test for Gay male

Postby TainanCowboy » 11 Apr 2012, 13:19

If someone is a known carrier of this disease why would a group or an individual make the conscious decision to NOT report this carrier to the health authorities?


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Re: Free & Anonymous HIV rapid test for Gay male

Postby jimipresley » 11 Apr 2012, 13:23

rosarot wrote: I'm really glad a dozen straight (presumably mostly white) males have rushed to this thread to point that out for us. :bravo:

How on earth would you know the sexual proclivities or the race of the people posting here? Have you met them before? No? I thought so. Don't be so precious. :roll:
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Re: Free & Anonymous HIV rapid test for Gay male

Postby ChewDawg » 11 Apr 2012, 13:33

TainanCowboy wrote:If someone is a known carrier of this disease why would a group or an individual make the conscious decision to NOT report this carrier to the health authorities?


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Because the carrier, if a foreigner, would be immediately deported. They don't want Canuck patient zeros in Taiwan whether gay or straight. I think Taiwan should change the law on that so it ain't a deportable offense. Give the person a chance to get treatment in the country where they were infected by it .

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Re: DISCUSSION FROM: Free & Anonymous HIV rapid test for Gay male

Postby John » 11 Apr 2012, 20:23

Moderator's note:

I want the original thread to be a resource thread with relevant information, updates and actual user feedback about the service offered.

Please use THIS thread ONLY to continue the debates about the rights and wrongs of only offering free testing to gay men.

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Re: DISCUSSION FROM: Free & Anonymous HIV rapid test for Gay male

Postby Battery9 » 11 Apr 2012, 21:08

God people...you guys get marriage, better (way better) reproductive results..can we at least get a little free test here and there?

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Re: DISCUSSION FROM: Free & Anonymous HIV rapid test for Gay male

Postby rosarot » 12 Apr 2012, 01:23

John wrote:Moderator's note:

I want the original thread to be a resource thread with relevant information, updates and actual user feedback about the service offered.

Please use THIS thread ONLY to continue the debates about the rights and wrongs of only offering free testing to gay men.



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