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950,000 Americans infected with HIV
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Posted on 12/05/2004 1:24:37 AM PST by OnlyinAmerica

950,000 Americans infected with HIV By DANIEL YEE Associated Press

ATLANTA - Nearly a million Americans now have the AIDS virus and the nation's ability to keep others from becoming infected still lags despite a government pledge four years ago to "break the back" of the AIDS epidemic by 2005.

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The campaign, launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February 2001, intended to cut in half the estimated 40,000 new HIV infections that have occurred every year since the 1990s.

However, the rate of new cases remains about the same, according to CDC data released Wednesday. In Harris County, statistics indicate the rate has declined slightly in the last three years. The county has reported more than 22,000 AIDS cases since 1981.

In 2001, the CDC's campaign focused on outwardly healthy people who did not realize they had HIV — about one-fourth of those infected.

But the agency found just targeting those people was not enough.

So last year, the CDC shifted gears, focusing on counseling those who knew they had HIV to get them not to spread the virus.


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KEYWORDS: cdc; hiv; nobohic4you; qualitytimewgerbil
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To: pfflier; Smokin' Joe
Wouldn't that be 0.4 percent?

Yes indeed. I messed up on my math, trying to do it in my head and all. Smokin' Joe pointed it out to me earlier. Thanks.
51 posted on 12/05/2004 6:20:08 AM PST by Jaysun (Trees are a renewable resource you idiots.)
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To: Cobra64

I've also wondered how many heterosexuals have consensual "fudge packing" sex with their mates, married or otherwise. I'll bet it's a lot higher than one might expect. "Fudge packing" is not limited to gays.


52 posted on 12/05/2004 6:21:48 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: endthematrix
In preventing HIV transmission, why would a program include free condom dispersement?

Free pecker truncation would control it.......
53 posted on 12/05/2004 6:23:31 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now !)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I think the problem with the mosquitos theory is that mosquitos don't transfer enough virus to the host.


54 posted on 12/05/2004 6:26:33 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: B4Ranch
So Sorry, 0.04 percent.

That can't possibly be correct.

What happened to the other 0.96 percent that would make up the rest of the 10 % percent homosexual population the media repeats ad nausea. < / sarcasm >

55 posted on 12/05/2004 6:34:53 AM PST by Popman
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To: OnlyinAmerica
950,000 Americans infected with HIV

...each one due to somone's misbehavior.

56 posted on 12/05/2004 6:41:36 AM PST by JimRed (Investigate, overturn and prosecute vote fraud; turn more counties red!)
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To: AppyPappy
It only takes one little Herpe....:^)

Seriously, is there a threshold to become infected, or does it just take longer to show up?

57 posted on 12/05/2004 6:45:53 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (I'm from North Dakota and I'm all FOR Global Warming! Bring it ON!)
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To: shubi
I don't think your "conspiracy" theory that AIDs doesn't exist is operative.

I didn't say that AIDS doesn't exist. What I said was that it has not been proven that the virus we know as HIV is the cause. It has not been proved and very unlikely to be true.

Remember, AIDS by definition is just a collection of ailments that have been with us for a long time. The idea that there is a common link between all of these ailments and that common link is the HIV virus is very unlikely.

The fact that there is no known photograph of HIV is just an example of the weakness in the whole HIV=AIDS theory. Even you confuse the two. HIV is a virus. AIDS is an ailment caused by a weakened immune system.

How can a virus that is so rare that we don't even have a scanning electron beam microphotograph of it be the cause of all that damage? Not very likely in my opinion.

58 posted on 12/05/2004 7:00:28 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Smokin' Joe; Popman

So Sorry, I meant to say 40.00 percent.

=====For some reason these lines weren't included=====
What percentage of Americans are Democrats?
Your brain would have to be infected to vote for JK


59 posted on 12/05/2004 9:17:36 AM PST by B4Ranch (((The lack of alcohol in my coffee forces me to see reality!)))
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To: OnlyinAmerica
"950,000 Americans infected with HIV By DANIEL YEE Associated Press"

Seems we have found the source of the problem! ;~)

60 posted on 12/05/2004 9:20:45 AM PST by verity (The Liberal Media is America's Enemy)
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To: verity

Seems like Mr Yee has been pretty busy, doesn't it? :^)


61 posted on 12/05/2004 9:27:25 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (I'm from North Dakota and I'm all FOR Global Warming! Bring it ON!)
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To: shubi

Actually, it has yeilded very little outside AIDS research.


62 posted on 12/06/2004 6:40:00 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (I am poster #48)
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To: KC_Conspirator

Are you sure? My limited study of this indicates we found out a lot more about the immune system, for one.


63 posted on 12/06/2004 8:21:20 AM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: Jaysun

More like 3/10 of 1%.


64 posted on 12/06/2004 9:03:02 AM PST by Old Professer (The accidental trumps the purposeful in every endeavor attended by the incompetent.)
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To: OnlyinAmerica

"Everybody has AIDS"


65 posted on 12/06/2004 9:03:35 AM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: OnlyinAmerica

HIV patients are living 10 time as long. Thant's why we have 950,000 HIV patients alive today. The story is we are still getting more new cases than we want.


66 posted on 12/06/2004 9:12:36 AM PST by fritzz (Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers)
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To: Old Professer
More like 3/10 of 1%.

Thanks. I shifted too many beads on my adding apparatus and screwed it up. Hell, less than 1/2 a percent is minuscule. Given all of the ballyhooing, I thought AIDS was much more of a problem than that.
67 posted on 12/06/2004 9:17:27 AM PST by Jaysun (Trees are a renewable resource you idiots.)
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