You’re not from the dark continent, are you DG?

In a move sure to further incite Wayan, the Red Cross has altered their questions since the last time I donated. Next to last on the list I had to peruse before they’d stab me with their 18ga: have I had sex with someone who is from or has lived in Africa. It doesn’t say if this is or is not a deal breaker for them, but I figured that even though my darling girlfriend is adopted and we can’t be 100% sure exactly where she came from, my blond-haired ivory dearheart is probably not from one of the West-African states that the Red Cross is concerned about.

Before Wayan or Kim hit full dudgeon, however, I’ll share with you what I discovered their reasoning is: HIV “type O” (here I thought I was well informed but this was new to me) is common in many west African states, and apparently it is prone to evade detection tests. (!) So if you’re looking for that van, Nigelmoose, I hope you’re from the US or European.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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