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An AIDS-free generation
Chicago Tribune ^ | November 27, 2011 | David Ernesto Munar

Posted on 11/26/2011 12:51:21 PM PST by mdittmar

Running toward a dream of a lifetime

When I tested positive for HIV in 1994, I never would have imagined an AIDS-free generation to be possible in my lifetime.

I also didn't think I would live past 35.And yet, I am 42 years old today and we have arrived at the precipice of that dream. With recent medical advances, and the promise of more soon to come, an AIDS-free generation is possible. Achieving this goal, as eloquently outlined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this month, would save millions of American dollars and countless lives around the world.

The question is whether we have the political and social will to make it a reality.


No one is talking about what the deficit-reduction talks or the attempts to dismantle health care reform mean for stopping AIDS in this country. Now is the time for that conversation. Cutting funding for HIV/AIDS services, treatment and research would be devastating to our progress in defeating this 30-year-old epidemic.

And the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act is necessary to provide access to treatment for the thousands in our country who are on waiting lists because they cannot afford life-saving medications.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affordablecareact; aids; anal; analsex; fecal; fecalsex; hiv; homosexualagenda; obamacare; oral; pederastagenda; pederasts; sodomy; std
Well,David Ernesto Munar,I see you were one of obamas "Champions of Change",good luck to you.
1 posted on 11/26/2011 12:51:24 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
We're just this close to being able to re-open the public bath houses, so that men can congregate openly for anonymous sex.
2 posted on 11/26/2011 12:54:52 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Roll the stone away, Let the guilty pay, It's Independence Day)
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To: mdittmar

“an AIDS-free generation is possible”

It’d be even more possible if males never engaged in sexual activity with other males. Of course, that makes way too much sense for the politically correct.


3 posted on 11/26/2011 12:55:06 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: mdittmar

I’m 48 and I’ve managed to be AIDS free without medical care.


4 posted on 11/26/2011 12:56:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: mdittmar

Ernesto, My, aren’t you the lucky one. < sarcasm decidedly left on. >


5 posted on 11/26/2011 12:58:18 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: ReformationFan
It’d be even more possible if males never engaged in sexual activity with other males. Of course, that makes way too much sense for the politically correct.

You got it. Remember back in the early 90s Rush used to say that AIDS is incurable but with the exception of bad blood transfusions it's 100% preventable.

6 posted on 11/26/2011 1:02:07 PM PST by YankeeReb (Even in front of 3rd graders, 0bama is still the least qualified person in the room.)
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To: mdittmar

Sooner or later, aids will certainly go the way of bubonic plague.

But then it will be something else.

Blood borne pathogens of new, and perhaps even a more deadly, variety will find their way into any needle sharing community that likes to engage in anonymous sexual encounters sooner or later.


7 posted on 11/26/2011 1:03:49 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: mdittmar
I'm HIV free.

I don't share needles.
I don't take infected loads of you know what up the you know where.

8 posted on 11/26/2011 1:04:01 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: YankeeReb

I miss the days when Rush had the courage to state common sense facts like that. Also, when he would “abort” phone calls.


9 posted on 11/26/2011 1:04:49 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: mdittmar

This person seems to be completely delusional.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 1:05:24 PM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: mdittmar

This epidemic could’ve been contained with proper medical procedure - namely, quarantine of the infected.

Unfortunately, medicine (like many of the other sciences) has been co-opted. Francis Bacon would be ashamed of modern science.


11 posted on 11/26/2011 1:07:41 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: mdittmar
Cutting funding for HIV/AIDS services, treatment and research would be devastating to our progress in defeating this 30-year-old epidemic.

Well, your logic is quite facetious if you realize that the cure for AIDS really only means the freedom to have you and your ilk engage in unprotected gay sex with a myriad of anonymous male sex partners. Really, that's all the gay community expects, wants out of a cure.

12 posted on 11/26/2011 1:08:08 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: mdittmar
an AIDS-free generation is possible. Achieving this goal, as eloquently outlined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Why is the Secretary of State commenting on this BS and not the Secretary of HHS or that fat@ss Surgeon General?
(I wonder if Moooochele tells her what to eat?)
13 posted on 11/26/2011 1:13:41 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mdittmar

Billions has been spent on HIV research for the benefit of a miniscule portion of the population that can’t keep their penises out of areas where they don’t belong.

If one leads a healthy lifestyle and makes it to 85 there is a 50% chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. What is the ratio of funds spent on HIV vs. Alzheimer’s disease?

Perhaps the claim should be made that AD affects rump rangers in disproportionately high numbers. Then the funding floodgates would open.


14 posted on 11/26/2011 1:13:56 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: cripplecreek

Hell,I’m pushing 50,and never needed the Federal Government to take care of me.


15 posted on 11/26/2011 1:24:10 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Not our job to care for the medical problems of the entire world.

The libs don’t want to take care our American’s medical problems. They just want to allow doctors to kill the worse off patients and deny actual care and give pain pills until your worth score is so low they can officially kill you and probably get a bonus for keeping costs down.

Yet they want to take our money and take care of the rest of the world whill killing us off. What good people libs are.


16 posted on 11/26/2011 1:35:09 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: lbryce

The virus changes too much to have any drug ever work on it.

Best bets are intravenous vitamin C, and other healthful herbs and natural antivirals and antioxidants.


17 posted on 11/26/2011 1:38:24 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mdittmar

He’s saying AIDS-free, not HIV-free. The first requires public largesse, the second personal self-control and responsibility.


18 posted on 11/26/2011 1:47:10 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Secret Agent Man

I was making a point about the gay community in terms of them being social derelicts, sodomites bereft of any modicum of responsibility, irrespective of there being a cure or not. Their desire to find a cure is not about their concern for others but one of being narcissistic, self-indulgent deviants, pleasure seekers, only out for a thrill.


19 posted on 11/26/2011 1:53:14 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: mdittmar
Hmm...billions to save millions, yep, the author is a liberal all right. And to benefit his particular minority pressure group - yep, liberal. That the rest of us might object to subsidizing someone else's bad habits is somehow skipped among these lofty considerations.

But to answer the author's question - no, probably no level of increased government spending is going to wipe out an epidemic with an established disease reservoir within a generation. It would be possible to come close, however. To end the epidemic, end the transmission vector, i.e., celibacy or at the most, monogamy among gay men. No amount of government funding is likely to do this. To end the incidence of the actual etiological agent itself, everyone who has it now will have to die without passing it on. No amount of government spending is going to accomplish that, either.

What the author is really demanding is a large and unspecified amount of money be thrown at the problem for an unspecified time in pursuit of some sort of magic bullet. Those tend to be rather difficult to come by. Protease inhibitors and other anti-retroviral agents were a truly remarkable achievement but they're not a cure.

The truth is that ending the epidemic is very straightforward and needs no government funding at all: don't get it, and if you do get it, don't pass it on. It is extremely clear what this entails, and the honest among the gay community know it perfectly well.

20 posted on 11/26/2011 1:58:12 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: mdittmar

An Aids free generation has always been possible. No medical advances were actually necessary beyond cleansing blood supply lines. Stop deviant, immoral and unnatural sexual copulation and end intraveneous drug use and the Aids epidemic would have receded as quickly as it began.


21 posted on 11/26/2011 2:01:19 PM PST by The Bishop
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks mdittmar.
Achieving this goal, as eloquently outlined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this month... No one is talking about what the deficit-reduction talks or the attempts to dismantle health care reform mean for stopping AIDS... Cutting funding for HIV/AIDS services, treatment and research would be devastating to our progress in defeating this 30-year-old epidemic. And the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act is necessary to provide access to treatment for the thousands in our country who are on waiting lists because they cannot afford life-saving medications.
Astroturf *and* partisan media shill in one!


22 posted on 11/26/2011 2:36:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: The Bishop

An Aids free generation has always been possible. No medical advances were actually necessary beyond cleansing blood supply lines. Stop deviant, immoral and unnatural sexual copulation and end intraveneous drug use and the Aids epidemic would have receded as quickly as it began.

&&&
Bingo!


23 posted on 11/26/2011 2:44:33 PM PST by Bigg Red (Maryland girl on the Cain Train)
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To: YankeeReb
with the exception of bad blood transfusions it's 100% preventable.

We know where that "bad blood" came from, same with shared needles, women with AIDS and babies born with AIDS. Go back far enough in the story and you'll find a queer man humping another queer man.

24 posted on 11/26/2011 3:12:04 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: mdittmar

Never got a driver’s license? Never sent a letter? The federal government has a hand in everything we do. You have been definitely supported by the federal government one way or another. We all have.


25 posted on 11/26/2011 3:29:45 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator; mdittmar
You have been definitely supported by the federal government one way or another. We all have.

Only if the cost of what you receive from the federal government exceeds what you pay TO the federal government, otherwise you are supporting the federal government.

26 posted on 11/26/2011 4:07:53 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: mdittmar

“...we have arrived at the precipice...”

Yes, indeed we have; however, not in the sense related by the author of this nonsense.


27 posted on 11/26/2011 4:19:19 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: FormerLib; mdittmar

Actually that is a great point. I didn’t think of it that way, but that is so true. Gosh, I guess I don’t take support from the government either. Interesting. Probably most FREEPERS don’t.


28 posted on 11/26/2011 4:45:50 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: 43north
Billions has been spent on HIV research for the benefit of a miniscule portion of the population

Uh... No. Those billions go into learning in-depth about viral disease and the complexities of immunity. That knowledge gained ultimately benefits everyone.

29 posted on 11/26/2011 5:30:33 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: Darren McCarty
I don't take infected loads of you know what up the you know where.

Weeeeeellllll allrighty then... LOL

30 posted on 11/26/2011 5:43:15 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Jack Hammer
“...we have arrived at the precipice...”

Or, as the author would say if he was reading his own tripe aloud, "prethipith".

31 posted on 11/26/2011 5:50:01 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: mdittmar

Ernesto, aren’t you dead yet?


32 posted on 11/26/2011 6:03:56 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: lbryce

I know. But obviously that’s not the (common sense) solution the world is going to come to. I was just pointing out the futility of trying to engineer a “cure” for a virus that mutates and already has a huge bunch of different strains. Treatment would be better off boosting immune systems to the point they can destroy viruses or disable their abilities to replicate.


33 posted on 11/26/2011 9:09:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ColdSteelTalon
LOL. It's a reference to the late great Sam Kinison. He got ripped by gays for making a bunch of jokes. One of the complaints was that they were medically incorrect. In response, he told jokes that were "medically correct."

"It's not like you're just going to be sitting on the toilet and be like 'OW OW OWWWWWWWW! I just got SHOT up the (Censored) with an INFECTED load of (censored) Who's the SMARTASS??!?" You basically got to make an appointment for that, folks...it's not just gonna f'n happen."

34 posted on 11/26/2011 10:11:48 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: mdittmar

Clearly delusional, why won’t people recognize homosexuality is a mental disorder caused by chemical imbalances in the brain.

We could actually help these sick individuals before they destroyed themselves if we could get them into camps for reeducation and therapy for their real affliction.


35 posted on 11/27/2011 4:00:44 AM PST by Evergolightly (Ones conclusions are founded in the path traveled.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Andrew Dice Clay also had some pretty un-PC homosexual/AIDS routines. He basically had his career shut down. I wonder how Kinison’s career would have progressed had he survived...


36 posted on 11/27/2011 4:11:13 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: napscoordinator; mdittmar

There’s a difference between “taking support from” and “being supported by.”


37 posted on 11/27/2011 4:38:56 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: newzjunkey

Give up with your posts, the luddites will have you banned before you know it.


38 posted on 11/27/2011 5:40:37 PM PST by conservativguy99
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To: LearsFool
This epidemic could’ve been contained with proper medical procedure - namely, quarantine of the infected.

With all due respect, this is a pipe dream / an urban legend.

a.) For most patients the latency period from primary infection to progression to AIDS is anywhere between ten weeks and ten years. So if you quarantine patients that become sick NOW, you still have plenty of infected that won't become symptomatic for years.

b.) Other than popular belief, HIV in the US didn't have a single point of origin. Even if you quarantined all San Francisco in the 1980s, the virus would still be present, as it had already entered the population through the Carribean.

So you would have to use military force to test EVERYONE, i.e. 250 million Americans. And then you would still have had the problem of early generation tests with a diagnostic gap of a few weeks from date of infection.
39 posted on 11/30/2011 8:33:28 AM PST by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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