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Posted by Annemarie ( on June 20, 2000 at 04:58:55:

In Reply to: Dangerous Prank, Please Read: posted by Terry S. on June 19, 2000 at 18:59:15:

Sending stuff like this is THE dangerous prank. It gives people false feelings of INsecurity and whips up the paranoia that is already about so much.
(Hey, but I'm not blaming you Terry S!).

Obviously those pranksters didn't know too much about HIV-testing. You can't test negative or positive overnight. For negative you need 6 months to be absolutely sure. Positive still takes a number of weeks and to be on the safe side 3 months.

On the other hand, you need not wait "a few years" to find out somebody is HIV+. Three months will do it.

Stupid and childish - and that's probably what the perps will turn out to be.


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