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To: aNYCguy
By any estimate, cancer research in this country receives at least twice the funding of AIDS research. Look it up.

Really? By any measure?

Let's put together how much has been spent on AIDS research and prevention from government and private sources since 1983 against what has been spent for cancer research and prevention for the same time period. Then let's divide each by the number of deaths from each disease for the same time period. You could not be more wrong.

And that is not counting the cost of $ 15 billion a year given to Africa to fight AIDS each year by us.

Cancer is still not defeated, whereas we have known how to cure AIDS/HIV for almost 25 years.AIDS could be stopped in its tracks by a simple change in behavior. Instead it has grown.

Cancer strikes for a myriad of reasons, only very few of which have to do with behavior.

31 posted on 01/07/2010 3:54:15 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
Then let's divide each by the number of deaths from each disease for the same time period...

You said that if cancer received one quarter of the funding AIDS does, it would be cured. You didn't say anything about "one quarter of the funding, normalized for deaths."

Certainly, the funding to deaths ratio is far higher for AIDS than cancer. But that's not what you were talking about. I was simply pointing out to you that in terms of raw funding, cancer gets at least twice that of AIDS, because I (apparently mistakenly) believed that you didn't believe this to be true.
32 posted on 01/07/2010 10:50:54 PM PST by aNYCguy
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