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Originally posted by Ambient Sound
Darwinism in action. This is not survival behavior. I say if education about the consequences doesn't deter these people, let them go out however they wish.
Originally posted by kegs
This "news" has been recycled time and again for at least the last three or four years. Probably longer.
Can anyone guess the reasons why?
Originally posted by Bleys
That is the most frightening part of this - would they disclose this to other partners? The cheap thrill aspect of such a stunt leads you to conclude that there isn't much thought given to the consequences, let alone how this would affect anyone else.
Originally posted by jupiter869
I really can't explain this kind of self-destructive behavior but I can't help but wonder if it is a plea for sympathy--a way to get attention. Perhaps they think that getting the virus will get them the attention and sympathy they so desperately need.
I can't say for certain, but I would think that these people would indeed tell other partners (as well as everyone else they know) that they are infected. I don't think they would go through all the effort to get the virus and not tell everyone that they are infected. I don't think that their goal is malicious (GOD I hope not) but rather a desperate, though misguided, cry for attention.
[edit on 3-2-2005 by jupiter869]