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Here's the Times version with a little less alarm. Altman, one of the authors, is an M.D.

John Marshall Mantel for The New York Times
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, left, commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, discussing a rare strain of drug-resistant H. I. V. at a news conference.

Here's the scarier AP version, "Rare Drug - Resistant HIV Found in N.Y.".

1 posted on 02/11/2005 11:29:29 PM PST by neverdem
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This is only the beginning.

If we can not cure the common cold -- a simple virus there is no way we can cure Aids!


2 posted on 02/11/2005 11:37:14 PM PST by GaryMontana (The future belongs to the bold, not the cowards who hide under rags (ragheads)!)
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Well naturally viruses mutate, but lets hope it doesn`t get to a point where the AIDS virus can survive in air, because if that ever happened, it`s allll over.


3 posted on 02/11/2005 11:40:06 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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These guys come to the obvious conclusion: It's time to use condoms. /sarcasm!

What about curtailing both anal sex and crystal meth use?!?! No! No! It's the lack of condoms which is at issue!

I also love the part where: The man, whose name was not released to protect his privacy,. This bozo has infected perhaps 100's of men due to his actions has HIS privacy is protected. What about the people he had physcial contact with? [I refuse to call this action SEX!] Don't they have any rights? They have a NEED to know!

If someone had fired a gun into the air shooting 100 bullets in the middle of an urban area would their name not be released to protect their privacy?!?! This is just plain stupid!!

7 posted on 02/11/2005 11:52:19 PM PST by the_Watchman
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8 posted on 02/11/2005 11:52:57 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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But Dr. Frieden said the case heightened the importance of using condoms self-denying chastity, monogamy in marriage, and an end to the needle.
12 posted on 02/12/2005 12:15:33 AM PST by Lexinom
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Mother nature has her way of taking care of things.


13 posted on 02/12/2005 12:17:23 AM PST by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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The officials urged all New Yorkers who are sexually active to check on their H.I.V. status.

Married couples (the kind that don't sleep around)?

15 posted on 02/12/2005 12:29:04 AM PST by Lexinom
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Who's forcing all these people to have unprotected sex?


17 posted on 02/12/2005 12:37:19 AM PST by Dallas59 (Bush said the "F" word 27 times January 20th, 2005!)
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The virus was found in a New York City man in his mid-40's who engaged in unprotected anal sex with other men on multiple occasions while he was using crystal methamphetamine.

So the old saying "Speed Kills" is still true. On the other hand if the infested pass on quickly they will be less of a drain on the tax dollars of the normal people.

19 posted on 02/12/2005 12:44:53 AM PST by fella
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But not everyone agreed. Dr. Robert C. Gallo, a co-discoverer of the AIDS virus and director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland, was very skeptical of yesterday's announcement.

I see this situation being utilized to demand millions of dollars for New York in order to eradicate a disease that has been in existence for at least 30 years. It is typical New York politics.


21 posted on 02/12/2005 12:47:45 AM PST by taxesareforever
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"But I wouldn't get bent out of shape about what is literally an anecdotal case right now."

Can't be stressed enough. Anecdotal.

All these serious drug abusers and abusers of their body get sick.

Blame it on the super and now apparently almost magical viri and, eh voilá, responsibility is transformed to victimhood.

22 posted on 02/12/2005 12:52:33 AM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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Now, what is the elephant in the room that this article is talking around with respect to the primary transmission vector of ths disease?


24 posted on 02/12/2005 1:01:56 AM PST by Tench_Coxe
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I am convinced that these people are enduring the wrath of God. You will reap what y ou sow.


25 posted on 02/12/2005 1:24:15 AM PST by garylmoore (God Bless you W, you have prevailed.)
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It's worth repeating: AIDS, is the disease formerly known as GRIDS, or Gay Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
30 posted on 02/12/2005 4:36:57 AM PST by Nephi (Joseph McCarthy was right)
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Birth Control. Then Gun Control. Now Homo Control?


32 posted on 02/12/2005 5:08:18 AM PST by jslade (People who are easily offended......OFFEND ME!)
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Quick its time for the Prez to through billions of tax payer dollars towards the cure for AIDS...

NO matter how cheap prevention is it isnt an option

apparently


35 posted on 02/12/2005 5:52:12 AM PST by joesnuffy (If GW had been driving....Mary Jo would still be with us...)
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The virus was found in a New York City man in his mid-40's who engaged in unprotected anal sex with other men on multiple occasions while he was using crystal methamphetamine.

No amount of money is going to solve attitudes.

All of the money spent since the 80's on "AIDS awareness" and the like and we still have this type of behavior. Sometimes you have to cut your losses.

36 posted on 02/12/2005 6:00:20 AM PST by He Rides A White Horse (Go Eagles)
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Part of the problem is that society has lost it's fear of HIV/AIDS, because, although still fatal, the drug cocktails have extended lifespans. It's no longer seen as a deadly disease. Drug cocktails can keep you alive for decades.

How long has Magic Johnson been positive?

I remember, in the mid-80's and early '90's, being absolutely TERRIFIED of AIDS, and I had NO risk factors. NONE. But the idea was still scary as heck. These days, that fear isn't there.

38 posted on 02/12/2005 6:29:44 AM PST by Malacoda (MUCK FUSLIMS)
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Some AIDS specialists outside New York City expressed skepticism about the alarm, believing that it might be an isolated case related to the patient's immune system. But Dr. Frieden said the case heightened the importance of using condoms.

As usual, the "analysts" miss the point. Look at that last sentence. This story tells me of the importance of homosexual men keeping their joy sticks to themselves. Damn, it's so obvious.

40 posted on 02/12/2005 6:50:09 AM PST by OldPossum
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A rare strain of H.I.V. that is highly resistant to virtually all anti-retroviral drugs and appears to lead to the rapid onset of AIDS was detected in a New York City man last week, city health officials announced on Friday.

Is that God handing out a clue? Or evolution in action?

46 posted on 02/12/2005 7:45:42 AM PST by balrog666 (A myth by any other name is still inane.)
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