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19th Sep '17 8:02:38 AM CaptainJJC
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*''Anime/{{Dragon Ball Z}}'' starts off with introducing Goku and Chi-Chi's firstborn son Gohan. Raditz crashes the party and reveals Goku is his brother and they are both saiyans, a warrior race from planet Vegeta, but it's ok. Crossbred Gohan was able to marry and have a daughter Pan, who was also able to have children who were able to have children. Another character, Bulma, married another saiyan and mothered a similar family tree STD free! It's not like a space hominin should transmit and/or contract some sort of plague from humans anyway!
15th Sep '17 2:10:46 PM AfroThunder
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* Early rap pioneer Music/KoolMoeDee is considered to be the very first rapper to avert the trope with his self titled album's opener, "Go See The Doctor":
--> ''Three days later...\\
I woke up fussin', yellin' and cussin'\\
Drip-drip-drippin' and puss-puss-pussin'\\
I went to the bathroom and said\\
"Mama mia, Imma ''kill'' that girl next time I see her!"''
** As well as "Dumb Dick", from the same album:
--> ''When it came to girls, he didn't care where he went\\
He'd hound em like a dog, so we used to say "fetch!"\\
And it was no tellin what he would catch\\
He was in the doctor's office almost every week\\
He became so popular, everybody'd speak\\
When he walked in they'd say (Hi Rick)\\
And when he passed by, they'd say (Dumb Dick)''
* Music/SlickRick's track "Indian Girl (An Adult Story) does a twist on this trope at the end of the song: [[spoiler:After having spent the entire song trying (and succeeding) to get into an Indian girl's pants, Davy Crockett learns at the end that she had genital crabs... ''spear totting, Indian-chanting crabs''.]]
3rd Sep '17 12:39:07 PM Peteman
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* ''Literature/NeverWipeTearsWithoutGloves'' is a brutal aversion, with most of the cast dead of AIDS by the end. Then again, the book is a semi-autobiographical look at the ravages of HIV/AIDS in Stockholm's gay community in the early eighties, and removing AIDS would have been missing the point in an epic way.

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* ''Literature/NeverWipeTearsWithoutGloves'' is a brutal an aversion, with most of the cast dead of AIDS by the end. Then again, the book is a semi-autobiographical look at the ravages of HIV/AIDS in Stockholm's gay community in the early eighties, and removing AIDS would have been missing the point in an epic way.
25th Aug '17 1:19:06 PM MyFinalEdits
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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in ''[[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]]'', set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -- one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.

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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in ''[[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]]'', set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -- one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.



* Averted in the fifth season of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' as Sam is shown contracting gonorrhea and herpes. It should be noted that none of the STD's are ever acquired due to sex OR due to demonic blood drinking. In both cases, it was due to Sam aggravating a supernatural entity (a witch and a trickster [[spoiler: who's really an Angel]]) and being cursed.
** Both of the boys get hit with syphilis (along with scarlet fever and meningitis) by the [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Horseman Pestilence]], although that's just his power instead of them sleeping around. They're cured not long after, though.

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* Averted in the fifth season of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' as Sam is shown contracting gonorrhea and herpes. It should be noted that none of the STD's are ever acquired due to sex OR due to demonic blood drinking. In both cases, it was due to Sam aggravating a supernatural entity (a witch and a trickster [[spoiler: who's really an Angel]]) and being cursed.
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cursed. Both of the boys get hit with syphilis (along with scarlet fever and meningitis) by the [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Horseman Pestilence]], although that's just his power instead of them sleeping around. They're cured not long after, though.



* Played straight on ''Series/{{ER}}'', where hospital stud Doug Ross managed to have drunken one-night stands with numerous women, yet never caught anything--a fanfic actually him citing how lucky he was.

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* Played straight on ''Series/{{ER}}'', where hospital ''Series/{{ER}}'':
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stud Doug Ross managed to have drunken one-night stands with numerous women, yet never caught anything--a fanfic actually him citing how lucky he was.



** A glaring example on ''Series/{{Loving}}'' as Steffy prepared to seduce Clay. He rebuffed her advances, telling her, "I don't have any condoms", but she assured him that she was on the Pill, completely disregarding that this would only prevent pregnancy, not disease transmission.
*** Subverted a few years later on the SpinOff ''The City'', after Sydney is raped by her husband. When she goes to her doctor for an exam, she is very adamant about being tested for HIV and STD's (this is a standard part of a rape exam regardless), given her husband's penchant for infidelity.

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** A glaring example on ''Series/{{Loving}}'' as Steffy prepared to seduce Clay. He rebuffed her advances, telling her, "I don't have any condoms", but she assured him that she was on the Pill, completely disregarding that this would only prevent pregnancy, not disease transmission.
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transmission. Subverted a few years later on the SpinOff ''The City'', after Sydney is raped by her husband. When she goes to her doctor for an exam, she is very adamant about being tested for HIV and STD's (this is a standard part of a rape exam regardless), given her husband's penchant for infidelity.
24th Aug '17 10:33:07 PM isolato
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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]], set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -- one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.

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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk ''[[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]], Švejk]]'', set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -- one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.
23rd Aug '17 10:06:25 PM DrOO7
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* Averted during ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s AIDS storyline, where Stone had AIDS and his girlfriend Robin eventually tested positive, despite two previously negative tests. Viewers pleaded for her to remain negative, but the writers felt that this would be irresponsible, as the two had had unprotected sex numerous times (they stopped using condoms once she began taking the Pill) before they even knew of Stone's diagnosis.

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* ** Averted during ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s AIDS storyline, where Stone had AIDS and his girlfriend Robin eventually tested positive, despite two previously negative tests. Viewers pleaded for her to remain negative, but the writers felt that this would be irresponsible, as the two had had unprotected sex numerous times (they stopped using condoms once she began taking the Pill) before they even knew of Stone's diagnosis.
23rd Aug '17 10:04:23 PM DrOO7
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Averted with Jeannie Boulet, who caught HIV from her cheating husband and feared she had given it to her boyfriend. She hadn't, playing the trope straight again in ''his'' case. Also averted with Carter who caught an unspecified STD from a random girl he picked up.

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** Averted with Jeannie Boulet, who caught HIV from her cheating husband and feared she had given it to her boyfriend. She hadn't, playing the trope straight again in ''his'' case.
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Also averted with Carter who caught an unspecified STD from a random girl he picked up.
23rd Aug '17 10:02:31 PM DrOO7
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* ''Film/FatalAttraction'' Dan sleeps with Alex, a woman he barely knows, without using a condom, as evidenced by him asking ''her'' about birth control. And the reason he's asking her this is because she's just told him that she's pregnant. Yet the thought that he might have caught something never enters his mind. Particularly glaring, since the film was made in 1987, a time when the [=AIDS=] crisis was in full swing.



* Played straight on ''Series/{{ER}}'', where hospital stud Doug Ross managed to have drunken one-night stands with numerous women, yet never caught anything. Averted with Jeannie Boulet, who caught HIV from her cheating husband and feared she had given it to her boyfriend (she hadn't).
* Averted during ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s AIDS storyline, where Stone had AIDS and his girlfriend Robin eventually tested positive, despite two previously negative tests. Viewers pleaded for her to remain negative, but the writers felt that this would be irresponsible, as the two had had unprotected sex numerous times (they stopped using condoms once she began taking the pill) before they even knew of Stone's diagnosis.

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* Played straight on ''Series/{{ER}}'', where hospital stud Doug Ross managed to have drunken one-night stands with numerous women, yet never caught anything. anything--a fanfic actually him citing how lucky he was.
Averted with Jeannie Boulet, who caught HIV from her cheating husband and feared she had given it to her boyfriend (she hadn't).
boyfriend. She hadn't, playing the trope straight again in ''his'' case. Also averted with Carter who caught an unspecified STD from a random girl he picked up.
* Technically, a common SoapOpera trope, as despite the rampant bed-hopping, characters never even mention the possibility of contracting an [=STD=]. And on the rare occasions that they do, they always test negative.
** A glaring example on ''Series/{{Loving}}'' as Steffy prepared to seduce Clay. He rebuffed her advances, telling her, "I don't have any condoms", but she assured him that she was on the Pill, completely disregarding that this would only prevent pregnancy, not disease transmission.
*** Subverted a few years later on the SpinOff ''The City'', after Sydney is raped by her husband. When she goes to her doctor for an exam, she is very adamant about being tested for HIV and STD's (this is a standard part of a rape exam regardless), given her husband's penchant for infidelity.
* Averted during ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s AIDS storyline, where Stone had AIDS and his girlfriend Robin eventually tested positive, despite two previously negative tests. Viewers pleaded for her to remain negative, but the writers felt that this would be irresponsible, as the two had had unprotected sex numerous times (they stopped using condoms once she began taking the pill) Pill) before they even knew of Stone's diagnosis.diagnosis.
** Also averted on ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'', when Kevin seduces the underage Lily and gives her chlamydia.
** And on ''Series/DaysOfOurLives''s with Jan, who contracted an unspecified, but treatable [=STD=] after being raped.
** Played straight on ''Series/AllMyChildren'', where Julia feared she had contracted HIV from her rapist, but ultimately tested negative. Also with Dixie, who angrily tells her husband that she went to her doctor to be tested for everything after discovering his infidelity, but fortunately received a clean bill of health.
** Played straight on ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', where gang-rape victim Marty is warned (during her examination) that it's too soon for an HIV test and that she needs to follow up with her private doctor. Luckily, she didn't contract it or any other STD.
** ''Series/PortCharles'''s Joe has a fling with a nurse. . .a few weeks later, she confides that she's tested positive for HIV. How promptly has to submit to three separate blood tests and wait until the final one comes back negative before sleeping with his girlfriend.



* Played straight on ''Series/AllMyChildren'', where Julia feared she had contracted HIV from her rapist, but ultimately tested negative.
* Played straight on ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', where gang-rape victim Marty is warned (during her examination) that it's too soon to for an HIV test and that she needs to follow up with her private doctor. Luckily, she didn't contract it or any other STD.



* Averted in ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU,'' which deals with sex crimes. Victims are encouraged to get tested.

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* Averted in ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU,'' which deals with sex crimes. Victims are encouraged to get tested.tested-- in one particular {{Tearjerker}} episode, the rapist ''had'' in fact infected several of his victims. A similar episode of the [[Series/LawAndOrder The Mothership]] had a man deliberately infecting women via consensual sex and the prosecution trying to find a way to prosecute him for assault or murder.


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* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' had the murderer of a prostitute turn out to be the wife of one of her customers. What pushed the woman over the edge was the fact that she'd contracted herpes due to her husband's shenanigans and had consequently infected their son, now mentally retarded as a result.


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* On ''Series/{{Hunter}}'', [=DeeDee=] has the same fears after she's raped by a South American diplomat. Nothing comes of it, fortunately.
13th Jun '17 9:30:03 PM nombretomado
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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]], set during WorldWarOne -- one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.

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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]], set during WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -- one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.
8th Jan '17 12:39:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''TopTen'', a PoliceProcedural in a city populated entirely by super people features a prostitute called "Immune Girl" who has this as her superpower. Sadly, she's not immune to the local SerialKiller who's been targeting the city's hookers.
* During Chuck Austen's run on ''Franchise/XMen'', there was a passing mention by Husk that mutants apparently can't get HIV. This was never mentioned before, was likely meant to include as a HandWave for why Archangel's [[HealingHands healing blood]] didn't carry the really obvious health risk, and has never been mentioned again. Angel also mentions it and a doctor confirms it.

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* ''TopTen'', ''ComicBook/TopTen'', a PoliceProcedural in a city populated entirely by super people features a prostitute called "Immune Girl" who has this as her superpower. Sadly, she's not immune to the local SerialKiller who's been targeting the city's hookers.
* During Chuck Austen's run on ''Franchise/XMen'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', there was a passing mention by Husk that mutants apparently can't get HIV. This was never mentioned before, was likely meant to include as a HandWave for why Archangel's [[HealingHands healing blood]] didn't carry the really obvious health risk, and has never been mentioned again. Angel also mentions it and a doctor confirms it.
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