There is now a measles outbreak in New York. A whole ward of cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy have been exposed to it. Imagine fighting cancer for years only to die because some jackass didn’t vaccinate their brat and you caught measles.
I’m not one to give advice in absolutes, but VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN AND KEEP UP ON YOUR OWN BOOSTER SHOTS.
I think that people forget that condoms protect you from more than just pregnancy.
And there is no morning after pill for HIV.
ACTUALLY THERE IS.
It’s called post exposure prophylaxis.
this was on the site if you’re not able to click te link:
NO NO NO. FUCKING STOP. THIS IS SO, SO, SO WRONG. PEP IS NOT A MORNING AFTER PILL FOR HIV. IT IS A PROGRAM OF SEVERAL HARSH DRUGS THAT MUST BE TAKEN MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY FOR AT LEAST A MONTH. IF YOU MISS A SINGLE DOSE YOU HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF DEVELOPING HIV, AS THE HIV WILL BUILD UP IMMUNITY TO THE DRUGS AND RENDER THEM ALL VOID. IT COSTS AROUND $600-1,000 AND CAN HAVE SUCH INTENSE SIDE EFFECTS (EXTREME VOMITING, DIARRHEA, MIGRAINES, IMMUNE SYSTEM DAMAGE) THAT 40% OF PEOPLE WHO START THE PROGRAM BECOME SO SICK THEY HAVE TO STOP.
IT IS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO HIV IN THE WORKPLACE I.E. HEALTH CARE WORKERS. IT IS FOR CONTACT WITH CONTAMINATED BLOOD. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD UNSAFE SEX. AND IT SURE AS FUCK IS NOT ALWAYS EFFECTIVE. IT HAS A SUCCESS RATE OF 79%, WHICH IS NOT ENOUGH WHEN COMPARED TO THE 99.6%. SUCCESS RATE OF PROPERLY-USED CONDOMS. 15% OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOT USE CONDOMS WILL BE EXPOSED. STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION, YOU’RE ENDANGERING LIVES. PLEASE SPREAD THIS CORRECTION.
The American CDC (Center for Disease Control, a government public health agency) has recommended that PEP be administered to anyone (not just health care workers) who fears they may have been exposed to HIV since 2005. Health care workers who are exposed through contact with contaminated blood receive the harshest form of PEP, while people who are exposed through comparatively low-risk sexual contact will not be required to undergo such an arduous treatment process. New drug cocktails such as Truvada are estimated to have prevention rates of upwards of 90%. PEP will often be covered by insurance in the U.S.A. and is free in the UK, or if you cannot afford it can be supplied for free through need-based supply programs.
Here is a link to several of the most informative rebuttals of the alarmist misinformation that iwilleatyourenglish is spreading.
Please do not uncritically reblog things just because someone is typing in all caps and making very declaratory and firm statements.
A lot of the research on this in queer communities is being done at Fenway Health (where they call it PrEP). It’s often used in couples where one partner is seropositive and the other is negative because of the relatively high risk of routine exposure. They have good, easy to understand information and infographics at that link
After being urged in November by HIV Advocates to update the language used in prevention messaging, the CDC announces it is happy to oblige. By TSP Editors In this day in age, with multiple options to lower the risk of transmitting HIV during sex (ReadÂ A Look Inside the HIV Prevention Toolbox to learn more about these options), referring to condomless sex as “unprotected” is no longer a clear and fully honest statement.That is why the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HPJA) wrote an open letter to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) asking them to use more precise language, specifically in MSM research. In their letter, the HPJA stated:
This is a really really good point. I get a lot of questions from people who use birth control saying they had “unprotected sex” when they mean sex without barrier methods which can get confusing and is a little inaccurate. I can also see how that would feel to someone with an STI who is receiving treatment and having protected sex but doesn’t use condoms or other barrier methods. There are different levels of protection out there and it’s important that we discuss all the options.
The contrast lays bare the hypocrisy and prejudice of the anti-choice movement, and shows how conservatives use children as weapons against women.
So don’t worry — Rand Paul is here to micromanage your family size, ladies.
Girlhood looks more and more like the fantasy of men. We’re selling padded bras to preteens. We’re telling adult women to play at being the innocent co-ed.
Women are supposed to be girls. Girls are supposed to be women. This isn’t a coincidence: we’re supposed to be something impossible.
Some women never get to be girls - trans women are regularly denied that they even had a girlhood. Girls of color are regularly given adult motives for the most innocent of actions and are sexualized before they’re toddlers.
Terrible men will move in and out of whether they’re boys or men. If they want respect: they’re men. If they don’t want to be held accountable for their actions: they’re boys. Men with Peter Pan complexes are so frightening to me.
"#yes #also men will arbitrarily acribe labels of girl or woman to us depending on what they want us to do #misogyny"
yeah, this :C
(also wow seeing it phrased like this, this is stunningly similar to that post about transmisogyny, and how trans women have no control over whether we’re perceived by cis people as men or women, and are generally considered women to enable violence against us and then called men to deny that violence happened;
whereas trans men can of their own free will pick and choose to be seen as more male or more female based on what gives the greatest net benefit for themselves at the time