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Intellectual Question

 a comment from a reader which I decided to post my answer. It's a very good and intellectual question kasi...

Here's the comment/question:
Eric said...

 @ chemistry guy- out of topic- medyo now ko lang nababasa ang majority ng blog mo and other poz blog, my question is ----- How come the poz guys seem to know each other ( and i don`t mean knowing each other coz they are going to the same treatment hub )??? I mean from infection control point of view, is it because the source of infection are a few same guys??? also parang meron pa na 2 poz guys in the same office ??? medyo alarming ito, do people from ritm aware of this ? are they doing tracking of the poz guys partners??? kasi important ito from epidemiologic standpoint


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Sunday, February 27, 2011 1:16:00 PM GMT+08:00

Here's my answer.. It's opinionated ok? of course I'm still open to AFI's :))

Speaking for myself.
Gay world is so small. A constricted space. Idagdag mo pa ang world of Internet. Which makes it a can of sardines. 

Most of poz guys, nagkakakilala sa blog world, sa treatment hub and other websites. It's their means of searching for companionship since we all know, for sure, that others will have a hard time understanding our situation. The best way for it is to look for someone na kapareho ng sero-status mo. Simple as that. 

Regarding epidemiology. The role of RITM is provide treatment for those poz. They also track statistical values for record purposes. If you are thinking na baka nagkakalat lang ng virus, it's up to the person whether if he's responsible or not. Which is alarming nga. I stand to that. May mga kilala akong ganyan. 

:) 


I think this is the reality. There's no way but up, HIV infections will surely increase. The only thing health institutions, Government and us, the general population , is to slow the infection rate. There's no known vaccine or cure yet. I don't know, maybe meron na pero tinatago lang ng mga Pharmaceutical giants so they can still earn billions sa mga ARV's nila. Sad to know, hear and say. But others are doing crazy things. Still keeping the plague at its fastest rate. Sounds cliche, just like the zombie or any post apocalyptic movies. Fingers crossed, maybe 10 years from now maging ok na din lahat.

Nice to know you Eric! Sorry kung pinost ko ha..

Ta!

4 comments:

superstar racing { Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 2:32:00 PM GMT+8 }
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Trese { Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 4:03:00 PM GMT+8 }
Eric is funny. So kailangan ba na mag-implant ng chip in our neck tapos i-track tayo? Mala GPS ganun? Hahaha. Foursquare for Pozzies. APIR!
The Chemistry Guy { Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 4:14:00 PM GMT+8 }
trese,

ahaha, ang high tech naman! may fund para jan lols!! hahaah

eric, dont think na we're making your comment a laughing matter ha? it's good that people asks questions.. like you do!
cytokine storm { Friday, March 18, 2011 at 7:56:00 PM GMT+8 }
I think Eric is right. From the epidemiologic standpoint, it really is alarming. The question now is, is government capable of doing complete epidemiological surveillance of all HIV positive patients. Di nga nila kaya makapag-provide ng free condoms all the time eh. Yun pa kayang bumili ng softwares na mamahalin para lang magawa mga epidemiological studies. I think the government would rather spend the scarce resource on maintaining treatment and diagnostic supplies than buying those softwares for epidemiological studies. Or better yet, dapat kasi bata pa lang may tamang SEX EDUCATION na sa school. Walang keme-kemeng SEX EDUCATION dapat. Look where no sex education (both home and school) landed alot of Filipinos.