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Jan 11, 2006

I'm not sure which forum this should go to. Why is the term "full-blown AIDS" used? It's my understanding that this is not a medical term, but one that was created by the community. Either you have an AIDS diagnosis or your don't. If you do, then there are stages of disease progression to indicate where on the spectrum you are in the disease progress.

With all the technical resources available today, this is one term that should be banned. We don't say a woman is full-blown pregnant. Why would we as a community insist on perpetuating ignorance on such an important issue as our life?

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I've agreed with your point for a long time. BY

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