Skip to comments.AIDS Activist Undergoes Liver Transplant Surgery
Posted on 12/25/2001 4:04:30 PM PST by bayourod
PITTSBURGH -- AIDS activist, author and playwright Larry Kramer underwent liver transplant surgery and was listed in serious condition Monday.
Kramer's doctors said his condition was improving and was about where it should be after the 12-hour surgery Friday.
Kramer, 66, spent seven months on the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's waiting list. He moved to Pittsburgh in early November to wait for an organ to become available. While many transplant centers oppose the surgery for HIV-positive patients, UPMC's Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute has performed 10 liver transplants on HIV-positive patients since 1997. Eight of the patients have survived. Kramer's HIV has been relatively well controlled, but he suffered from end-stage liver failure caused by hepatitis B.
How many people have been infected with AIDS by the 8 other homosexual recipients since their surgeries?
Which organ will fail next and have to be replaced as his AIDS progresses?
I wouldn't mind a family member or friend (or even a right-minded stranger) from getting some use out of body parts that I wasn't able to use anymore...
But I refuse to even risk being the one responsible for lengthening the life of some stinking liberal or pervert.
Apparently his kidneys, from the article on the operation in the Pittsburgh Tribune.
"This morning, Larry said to me, 'You know, this really is revolutionary. This is the next big story in AIDS treatment,'" said friend and caregiver Rodger McFarlane.
Mr. Kramer is the founder of ACT-UP.
When I worked for a corporation, in years past, I was always quite open about my refusal to donate to the United Way/United Fund.
This being said, my record is not ('officially' at least) unblemished...
Years ago I had a supervisor who craved a '100%' contribution rate from his subordinates. My refusal to cooperate landed me in his office, where I had the pleasure of refusing him to his face.
He was apoplectic...
We compromised by him reaching in his pocket and handing me $15, at which point I authorized $1 a month for 12 months. Net profit to me: $3, but at the cost of an ugly technical violation of my charity code...
How many children or other people died of liver failure so an AIDS activist could extend his selfish life just a little longer?
'Scam' is the EXACT word that pops into my head when I hear the words 'United Way'.
Of course, that's merely one man's opinion...
A religious leader of the Pope's stature, or of Billy Graham's for that matter, would lend it some credibility, yes.
But the bottom line is that the UW is an unnecessary layer, with overhead mouths to feed that can easily be eliminated simply by donating directly to deserving charities.
I would never knowingly do anything to keep the light in a liberal's eyes for a single second.
Now, pray tell, exactly which part of this unequivocally stated, starkly uncompromising policy do you find 'incomprehensible'?
"...By the way, you may be condemning a conservative or potential conservative to a shorter life by refusing to sign a organ donor card..."
Of course this is a potential downside. Every policy, every strategy, ha a downside. In a more perfect world you could put a trustworthy organization in charge of the post-mortem distribution of your donated organs so that you could have a measure of assurance that liberals and their ilk would be discriminated against.
"...If you can not recognize the idiocy of your position, then you must be impervious to logical or rational thought..."
Admit it, newbie, you just don't like my philosophy, my eager willingness to discriminate against leftists on a life and death basis. And -judging by how quickly you resorted to name-calling- my guess would be that your credentials as a conservative are shaky at best.
You're one of those guys who has to take a poke or two in the nose before he gets mad enough to fight, aren't you?
OK... You know my policy, son... No Liberals.
BTW... If my father were a liberal I'd be ashamed to admit it publicly, even to complete strangers.
I'm no medic. I'm not qualified to deal with life-threatening trauma. And I'm no young fool, full of piss and vinegar, either. I'm sure as Hell not game for a lawsuit as a reward for trying to help you, and botching the job.
And please don't betray an ignorance of how this world works by telling me that a 'Good Samaritan' law will protect me...
No... On second thought, if you believe that, DO speak up. (I've got some property down in Florida that I'd like to show you when the tide's out)
If I see a bad wreck, I'll get on the horn, and I'll call 911. If I haven't got a phone with me, I'll make a call from the next land line I encounter. I'll even spot the quarter if it takes one.
Which beats simply ignoring the situation by a country mile.
Priceless answer! Two snaps up in a circle for you!
May I suggest we send the lucky organ recipient a veritable shower of condoms, as they have done to the Priests at St. Patricks' Cathedral in NYC?
All of you have been ignoring this little detail. The reason his own liver is failing is that he has Hepatitis B.
This new donor liver by being implanted in this degenerate will become infected by Hep B and start to die. This transplant is totally immoral for this reason alone.
This mans life is being extended because of who he is, not because he is the best candidate for a very expensive transplant and a healthy donor organ in short supply.
Gid he get a kickback?
I always hated that 100% BS in the military...it never happened because I refused.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lance Loud, a freelance journalist whose family was the subject of a television documentary series, died Saturday of complications from hepatitis C. He was 50.
He was part of "An American Family," the PBS series that was one of the first unscripted programs on mainstream television. The show focused on the family, who allowed filming of their daily lives for seven months in 1971. The 12-part series aired in 1973 and was considered a hit.
When he was 20 years old, Loud announced he was gay on the show, a public avowal that was unusual during the early 1970s. His decision drew widespread support from many gays.
After the series aired, Loud lived in New York for several years and performed in a rock band called the Mumps.
In 1981, he moved back to California, where he studied journalism. He often wrote articles for the Advocate, Details and Interview. He also had a few small television and film roles.
Whenever "An American Family" was rebroadcast, Lance returned to the spotlight. A one-hour sequel, "An American Family Revisited: The Louds 10 Years Later," appeared on HBO in 1983.
Homosexual men are virtual disease incubators, whether they have AIDS or not. They also seem to all have emotional problems.
They claim that homosexuality is genetic instead of a voluntary choice, because on one would ever choose the problems associated with being gay. But then they expend tremendous efforts to recruit young men and to force the acceptance of homosexuality.
Yeah, I never understood that claim - - it doesn't make sense on the face of it. How would such genes get passed on, if you get my drift? Also, how would such genes come to be in the first place and wouldn't there be a natural diminishing effect leading to the eventual extinction of homosexuals?
Nice try, but no cigar.
1) You can't leave the streets clogged with wreckage.
2) My call will merely be one of several.
3) It won't be my finger plugging any liberal's severed artery.
It's hard to say.
My guess would be that the UW is way too tight-fisted to pony up any 'back-atcha' cash.
He probably got the word, from above, that the company wanted to present this sort of image, with an unspoken threat or promise regarding how his 'performance' would affect his career.
The company I'm referring to here was prone to get involved in this sort of public relations eyewash BS, in several different forms, over the course of any given year.
They would stage an annual charity spectacle every year where virtually every employee was expected to 'volunteer' to go wipe the butts of the poor, teach treefrogs to masturbate correctly or perform some other vital public service.
I don't know how any of these events ever turned out, first hand... I always burned a vacation day instead.
Who cares what you think, sport? Not I.
I'll take what can be had to take from a liberal without the slightest compunction.
Enemies are to be used, not respected or given fair treatment.
Hepatitis B and C are spread by contaminated body fluids. Co-infection is common. Hep C and HIV co-infection is often the result of IV drug use.
and what is the difference between hep B and hep C?
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Hep B and Hep C are two of several viruses that cause hepatitis.
Your peculiar inability to 'just let go' forces me to conclude that you're sweet on me...
(Which leaves me hoping that you're a female).
Unfortunately (for you) I've currently got a wife, and there's another woman who has 'dibs' on me if my wife dies.
Nevertheless, you're welcome to take your place in line behind them if you like.
I will need a complete description, photograph and maintenance log of any recreational vehicle you own. A desirable RV won't allow you to cut ahead in line, but it can prevent you from being 'bumped' in the future.
XXX OOO (unless youre a guy, of course)
This is the madness of the whole AIDS scam. If you are tested positive for harmless antibodies to the HIV virus which itself has never been shown to cause immune suppression you are refused treatment for your REAL condition.
How many people would be alive today it they had been given treatment for actual conditions instead of so called AIDS.
AIDS is an invention of the gay AIDS charities and liberal media.
Read the truth at: - http://www.aidsRC.org
Well, Bo peep, whether you be man, woman or a curious mixture of the two, you have a peculiar inability to comprehend when your (yawn, bored) audience is goofing on you.
I'll bet money, marbles or chalk that your wife rolls her eyes a lot.
Nyah... I don't believe that.
No, of course not. And you're not even getting that right. I don't envisage a divided America Peep, I envisage an America made whole again and divested of closet liberals like you.