Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Pam Spaulding at Pandagon and Pam's House Blend has a thing for the ex-gay movement. That is, she thinks they're hopelessly silly and should be made fun of whenever possible. (Damn right they should.)
So it should be some great fodder for her when one her favorites, ex-gay activist Linda Harvey claims that HIV testing results in higher rates of infection. Says the silly one herself:
Yep. That's right. HIV testing encourages TEH DIRTY SEX!!!!1!!1!
The Cleveland center website also states, regarding Ohio law:
A minor can consent to – or refuse – an HIV test for AIDS without parental permission.
Well, this may be the law, but it needs to be changed. Is it better to
offer anonymous testing for minors – or to encourage better child-parent
relationships? Which do we think has the longer-range potential of helping more
kids, more of the time? The HIV rates aren't going down and kids are clearly
being encouraged, even seduced into having high-risk sex. Something is clearly