Skip to comments.Debating Gay Myths, Africa, and AIDS ~ not God
Posted on 11/20/2011 12:57:04 AM PST by SeanG200
An in-depth debate on subjects I am afraid conservatives are too lax in. In this back-and-forth you will learn stats and responses to many of the common misunderstandings about AIDS being just as much a heterosexual plague as a gay on. The response I give in regards to the PORNO industry is devastating!
Again, it’s wise to be even somewhat coherent on Free Republic.
Is there a subject to debate?
AIDS has come from Africa, gay men has the highest rate for spreading it.
These are facts. No false rhetoric may change it.
If you want the dirty details why, just look up a photo for “Balanitis”...
ironically, in South China and Iran, HIV is spread via IV drug injection, and in Eastern Europe/Russia via blood transfusions and dirty needles.
It is thought that French speaking Haitians ho had worked in the Congo brought it back to Haiti, and the sex tourism spread it from there. Cuba did not have the problem, because their soldiers in Angola who tested positive were quarantined for awhile.
HIV was also spread, for a while, through contaminated medical blood products. Arthur Ashe seems to have contracted it that way, getting a transfusion when he had heart surgury. There were several cases of hemophiliacs getting HIV.
That has been cut back since the smart guys developed tests that would detect fairly low levels of HIV positive antibodies in blood. Still, it is a good idea to stockpile your own blood before you have scheduled surgery.
Actually it was tens of thousands. It was a huge scandal for the Red Cross.
I play racquetball with a urologist, and I asked him about this - why does Africa have such a higher rate of AIDS with women. He mentioned the circumcision effect. In fact, he spent a few months in Africa setting up circuncision education centers.
I just ran into an article saying that 40 thousand men in Zimbabwe had been circumcized.
That will help, as will “safe sex” for sex workers, and the fact that many men are using mistresses instead of one night stands.
Unfortunately, the only really "safe" sex is in a momogamous relationship.
I guess polygamy would work too. It's all that random stuff that causes the problems.
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