Skip to comments.IRAQ: Um Khalid, Iraq "Men here believe they are immune to the (HIV) disease"
Posted on 11/30/2006 6:45:10 AM PST by jmc1969
Um Khalid (not her real name) caught the virus from her husband, who frequently had sexual relations with sex workers. After discovering his disease, he left his wife with three young children and travelled abroad.
"I am one of the many victims of HIV in Iraq. My husband betrayed me. At least if he had used condoms with the prostitute, I would not be sick today. This is a common problem in Iraq because men here believe they are immune to the disease. I worry for the hundreds of young men who think like this and will be the next victims of the prostitutes who contaminate my country.
"Since my husband left me, I support my three children by myself. My health is getting worse every day, especially because the only centre in Iraq for AIDS treatment is lacking some medicines and I cannot afford the rest [available in the private sector].
"I don't worry if I die because it will be my destiny. But I just think about my children who will become orphans without anyone to take care of them. My [extended] family has abandoned us, saying that my disease could be passed on to other family members and [they believe] my children are sick for sure.
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Funny, so does most of the male population in San Francisco.
No surprise here , didn't the epidemic in Russia start with Afghan and African based troops returning home. I'm a firm believer in mandatory pre-marital testing but in this case there really isn't a point to it.
I can see Clinton wishing he could convert to Islam.
Ohmigosh, you are so right. It's the modern version of tossing plague-ridden bodies over the castle walls. I was thinking more of -- just another way to thin the jihadist population.
Sympathy level: 0
Some of the palestinian suicide bombers have had AIDS and Hep C, and those injured in the blasts have contracted the diseases due to being penetrated by bone fragments. Charming.
It does happen but it is not common for men to catch AIDS from women.
You are a beautiful human being.
This woman has HIV through no fault of her own, and you have zero sympathy? You're an a****le
You are KIDDING? But of course. Amazing -- I have followed the ME pretty closely for some time, but I have never read that in the MSM. They must not KNOW it, else surely they would publish it in the news. So the readers could know the Truth. Wouldn't you think?// roll eyes//
Since female to male HIV transmission is rare, the prostitutes are probably male.
Why is this a bad thing? Let them continue to live with the belief that Men are immune. Consider it a long term fight in the war against terror (AKA the war against islamists). If we cannot kill the enemy directly, let them rot from the inside within the next 15 - 20 years. Of course, I don't wan't them around that long, but if that's the ONLY functional way to win, so be it.