Skip to comments.950,000 Americans infected with HIV
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.
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.
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.
I think the problem with the mosquitos theory is that mosquitos don't transfer enough virus to the host.
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 >
...each one due to somone's misbehavior.
Seriously, is there a threshold to become infected, or does it just take longer to show up?
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.
So Sorry, I meant to say 40.00 percent.
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What percentage of Americans are Democrats?
Your brain would have to be infected to vote for JK
Seems we have found the source of the problem! ;~)
Seems like Mr Yee has been pretty busy, doesn't it? :^)
Actually, it has yeilded very little outside AIDS research.
Are you sure? My limited study of this indicates we found out a lot more about the immune system, for one.
More like 3/10 of 1%.
"Everybody has AIDS"
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.