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Why are diseased people carrying STD’s allowed to live in normal society and infect innocent others?

Asked by on September 28, 2013

Isn’t it selfish to be a contagious STD carrier but refuse to move to some STD island with similar people or do euthenasia or something to protect the rest of normal society?

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Bob

October 2, 2013 at 7:25 am

Innocent others?? If someone if not responsible enough to be careful with who they sleep and make sure they know that the person is clean then they aren't all that innocent, rather duuuuumb. Then those innocent people, who you try to protect, turn into the selfish STD carrier and infect others. So who are you trying to protect now? Both parties need to be smart or our society will continue to get dumber.

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Jessica  

October 2, 2013 at 10:40 am

It depends on what STD’s you are talking about. Remember that some STD’s are curable? There is no reason to judge people because sometimes it is not there fault they got one. They could have been lied to or gotten the disease unwillingly. For example, by being raped. Maybe you should think a little more before you ask ignorant questions.

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BJC  

October 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

hmmmm.
70% of the adult population will have had at least one HPV infection in their lifetime. The prevalence of HPV among young women is approaching 30% in many parts of North America. So you might want to rethink your naieve question/ position…..or move to an island yourself if you are that concerned.

It is exactly this kind of stigma that makes it harder for people to disclose that they are infected with an STI. So, don’t make the stigma surrounding STIs more than it already is…..it may come back to ‘bite’ you later on, my friend.

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msi_cord  

October 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Innocent others? If you choose to have sex with someone and don’t use protection or ask them about their sexual past, you are hardly innocent. You have accepted the known risk that this person may carry an STD and have not taken the most basic of steps to prevent yourself from becoming infected. There are plenty of effective steps you can take to prevent yourself from becoming infected.

Use protection properly, a condom is probably the single most effective tool to prevent the transmission of STDs. Talk to your partners about their sexual history. If someone does not want to use protection, you tell them you are not interested in sex with them, period.

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LINDSEY S  

October 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm

It’s selfish not to tell your partner about having an std, specially if it’s one that can’t be cured. You know bout 1 in 3 sexually active people have an std and not every one knows that they have an std. If some one wants to have sex with some one that has an std, if they really want to be with that person then there isn’t any thing to stop them and if they choose not to use protection then it’s their risk to take.
I have an std and I would refuse to live on an island like that, it’s discrimination. Really that is similar to shipping the Jewish people off to concentration camps only we’re left to die a slow death on an island… no thanks. No I’m not being selfish I deserve to do what I want with my life. Some people learn from their mistakes and take precautions with their partners. I would want to be treated like the rest of society. With stds no one really has to know accept for people that you want to get intimate with.

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