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Posted on 06/25/2010 4:55:24 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama urges all Americans to get tested for AIDS/HIV By Michael O'Brien - 06/25/10 03:24 PM ET
President Barack Obama urged all Americans on Friday to be tested for HIV.
Obama released a statement this afternoon marking National HIV Testing Day on Sunday, and encouraged people to get tested to learn their HIV status, the virus that contributes to AIDS.
"As we mark this day, I would like to renew my call for all Americans to help reduce the risk of infection by getting tested for HIV and learning their HIV status," Obama said in a statement.
"And research shows that people who know their status take better care of themselves and take steps to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others," he added. "That is why it is so important that people get tested."
Obama noted the advances in research and treatment of HIV and AIDS since the late 1980s and early 1990s, when AIDS was highly stigmatized and seen as an almost-certain death sentence.
He also called on philanthropic and faith-based groups, among other groups, to get involved in helping to fight AIDS.
"[A]ll of us have a responsibility to reduce our risk and know our status, to continue to support those already affected by this disease, and to fight the stigma and discrimination people still face," he said. "So on this National HIV Testing Day, let us all recommit to do our part to help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS."
No thank you. I’m low risk.
Obama should likely be worried about AIDS.
Maybe after the birth certificate tests are completed.
0bama dude...don’t go packin’ fudge and then you should be safe. What is it you don’t understand??
Larry Sinclair’s lover should go first.
Pandering to the gay vote —kneepad time.
What an insult.
Well, unless you can get AIDS/HIV off a toilet seat I think I’m safe. ;-)
Yeah, I’ll get right on that. [/s]
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho
I thought unnecessary tests drove up the cost of medicine. I think I’ll pass.
Speak for yourself, Barry.
Completely absurd and most likely an attempt by our first bisexual , drug using president to mainstream his activities.
This is like asking all Americans to take a pregnancy test .
And who would pay for this ridiculous waste of medical resources ?
Oh wait..let me guess.
But I'll take a rain check because those who follow what,even 40 years ago,was considered moral,respectable behavior,have *very* little to fear.Particularly if they've never had a blood transfusion.
He's trying to make it seem like gays are just the same as the rest of us. NOT!!
It wouldn’t surprise me if BO/BS uses this as precursor to make it mandatory with some manufactured crisis and use it as a scheme to accuse anyone who opposes him and his fellow socialists as being infected and therefore must be isolated from the population under the false pretense of doing so to eradicate the disease.