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National Enquirer: Charlie Sheen is HIV positive

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by NightHawkeye, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Smidlee

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    There is a difference between "killing a virus" and getting cured of the virus. They had drugs that kills the virus but the human cells makes poor copies of the virus which allows it can avoid the drug.
     
  2. patrick jane

    patrick jane MAD Bible Believer Supporter

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    Oh well, we can pray. And take the necessary steps to never contract the viruses
     
  3. Rick Otto

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    Agreed. Dirt reports about a guy I never watch and will never have sex with.
    Sure was cool that the kid on the show found Jesus, though.
     
  4. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

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    Noting that living for decades does not equate with a normal lifespan ... or normal quality of life.
     
  5. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

    CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN I'm praying for my dad to get well.

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    My friend lives a pretty normal life. She's able to have sex, go to church and help take care of her grand child. And stay alive and watch her kids grow up and have children. That sounds like a pretty normal quality of life. I'm sure in her early days it wasn't all perfect, but life is pretty good now.
     
  6. AceHero

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    The Enquirer has been right before.
     
  7. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

    CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN I'm praying for my dad to get well.

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    I think if he didn't have HIV. I think he would have tweeted he wasn't HIV positive by now. I guess everyone will really know tomorrow. Since he plans to tell on the Today show.
     
  8. iluvatar5150

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    Anyone want start guessing as to how he got it? Bonus points for specificity.
     
  9. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

    CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN I'm praying for my dad to get well.

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    The real question is does he know whom he got it from. Some people say dirty needles, from drug use. But he's rich and should be able to get clean needles. Or maybe he didn't use needles at all. People don't want to believe heterosexuals get HIV from sleeping around. Some seem to believe only gay people or drug addicts get HIV. It could be sleeping around or needle drug use.
     
  10. Oafman

    Oafman Try telling that to these bog brained murphys

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    If it was contaminated equipment during a blood transfusion, there are going to be a few red faces around here...
     
  11. craigerNY

    craigerNY I bring nothing to the table

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    If you hold the belief that he deserves it why would it matter how he got it?
     
  12. High Fidelity

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    Sad, but entirely unsurprising.
     
  13. iluvatar5150

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    I'm going to guess that he imported a couple pygmies from Africa and had an orgy with them while Bree Olsen watched.
     
  14. DaisyDay

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    Or an evil dentist.
     
  15. Jahrooshshalom

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    He should get with Magic Johnson who was diagnosed HIV positive long years ago.
    God have mercy on Charlie and his family. He's someone's daddy. :(


     
  16. Rick Otto

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    First it was Charlie Lebdo, now it's Charlie Sheen!
    This is obviously the beginning of a War On Charlie's!
     
  17. seashale76

    seashale76 Orthodox Christian and Unapologetic Iconodule

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    No, there is no cure for HIV, however, the current treatments keep the viral load down to such an extent that the mortality rate has flipped from something around 98% to the exact opposite.
     
  18. seashale76

    seashale76 Orthodox Christian and Unapologetic Iconodule

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    Noting that plenty of people out there contract HIV through no fault of their own whatsoever. Sometimes only one person in a monogamous marriage is monogamous, and the one that took that seriously can still get HIV from the one that didn't (that's a not uncommon scenario)- some are born with it- some are virgins who are raped as a folk cure for those that have HIV- et cetera.

    ETA- and the prophylactic drugs out there for HIV work extremely well- so even those that have lots of sex with lots of people are not nearly at the significant risk they were in the past.
     
  19. MehGuy

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    Yeah, Charlie Sheen has more to worry about the damage from his alcoholism and drug addictions more than his HIV, lol.
     
  20. seashale76

    seashale76 Orthodox Christian and Unapologetic Iconodule

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    Likely true.

    I've been through the first half of the training to administer and read the ELISA test, and was surprised to learn that there are actually people these days that try to contract HIV because they are guaranteed benefits or some such, as the drugs are that good these days. It was horrifying to discover, but it is a real thing.

    The highest risk community- gay African-American men- have such faith in the HIV prophylactic meds that many are now forgoing condoms altogether and are at a higher risk for other STIs.
     
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