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    HIV Testing in Texas Combat Sports

    Posted on Mon, Nov. 10, 2003

    Texas to start HIV testing for boxing and combative sports

    Associated Press

    AUSTIN - Boxers and other participants in combative sports will be required to pass blood tests for HIV and hepatitis before participating in any event starting Jan. 1.

    Also, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation will appoint a medical advisory board for combative sports that will recommend additional safety standards for fighters, ringside officials and physicians.

    For example, the board will determine how long a fighter must wait between bouts after a knockout.The new rules and blood testing were directed by the Legislature in the spring.

    They apply to all combative sports in which blows are routinely exchanged, such as boxing, kickboxing or elimination tournaments.

    The blood-testing rules do not apply to football, said agency spokesman Patrick Shaughnessy."While some people would consider (football) to be combat, it is not a combative sport," he said.

    ON THE NETTCLR rules:
    http://www.license.state.tx.us/sports/sportsprop.htm.
    http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/7227580.htm

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    Theyre just bringing this in now? Im not really in the know about these events, but isnt this kinda thing standard for fight events? How could it not be?

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    That was my thought also but you know..."civil liberties" "discrimination"...I find it strange that this is news unless Texas is one of the "last" to do this. When I used to fight (years ago as amateur) there was never any discussion of this type of test being required.

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    Football isn't combat? What the hell is that guy talking about?

    In football, the object is for the quarterback, otherwise known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy, in spite of the blitz even if he has to use the shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.
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    Quote George Carlin next time dude I dont think everyone knows that routine.
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    apparently the chance of contracting blood bourne diseases in sports such as grappling is almost nonexistant tho
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    Serious or joking?

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    fully serious, i will try and find some articles
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    I would say it isn't impossible - but highly unlikely, and there is just a much of a chance in a fight as in some other sports - hockey - football etc.

    I don't necessarily have a problem with it, but it pretty much eliminates last minute entries which takes all the fun out of it!

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    This is an excellent idea and should be promoted. Every MMA event (and contact sport event for that matter) should have mandatory HIV testing before the events occur.


    Theyre just bringing this in now? Im not really in the know about these events, but isnt this kinda thing standard for fight events? How could it not be?
    not at all to the best of my knowledge, at least not MMA events...
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