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The Revival Of The AIDS Crisis
Toogood Reprots | July 22, 2002 | Chad Stafko

Posted on 07/22/2002 8:49:22 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen

For those of you who may have missed the latest International AIDS Conference in Barcelona, Spain, AIDS is once again a colossal epidemic that is sweeping the world. At least that is what a casual observer of the conference would likely believe. However, is AIDS truly a crisis that will ruin the world or at least the U.S.? The answer is 'No', though the typical verbiage from AIDS activists and the media would lead most Americans to believe that AIDS is spreading faster than investor panic on Wall Street.

The fact remains that HIV, the disease which eventually leads to AIDS, is primarily spread through sexual contact, both heterosexual and homosexual, along with the sharing of needles used to inject intravenous drugs. In fact, a recent study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) noted that the spread of HIV through sharing needles pales in comparison with the risk of contracting the virus through sexual contact.

Unfortunately, the methods of transmission are rarely highlighted in reports regarding AIDS. Instead, those who state the obvious are characterized as hatemongers and right-wing zealots. However, laying out the truth and educating individuals does far more to curtail the spread of AIDS than wearing ribbons, making quilts and marching in parades. These practically useless activities mostly only help those who participate to feel better about themselves.

Oftentimes AIDS activists claim that the disease does not discriminate when selecting its victims. This is simply not true. Individuals who are in monogamous sexual relationships and have not engaged in promiscuous sex, have little chance in ever contracting the disease. However, those who are in promiscuous sexual relationships, especially homosexual, have the potential to contact HIV through only one sexual contact with another individual.

With the methods of transmission laid out, it becomes quite obvious that AIDS, unlike so many of the diseases that affect millions of Americans, is largely preventable if only individuals would not have multiple sexual partners, either in homosexual or heterosexual relationships. Yet, despite the obvious simplicity in preventing the spread of this disease, our government spends an enormous amount of money on AIDS.

For example take diabetes, which according to a major diabetes information website, kills four times as many Americans as AIDS and breast cancer combined. AIDS receives federal funding of approximately $2,700 per patient from the National Institute of Health (NIH). The NIH only provides a scant $48 in federal funding for diabetes patients.

If AIDS, which some estimate affects an upper limit of 900,000 Americans, is truly only a minor cause of death among Americans, then why is such an enormous amount of federal funding allocated to the disease? After all, how much money should it take to tell Americans, and especially children, to not 'sleep around' and engage in homosexual relationships? A 'Just say no" campaign, similar to the program enacted to curtail drug use, could go a long way in limiting the spread of the deadly disease, especially among our teenagers.

Simply put, AIDS affects ethnic and social minorities in the U.S. and for that reason it receives a disproportionate amount of attention from the media. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, AIDS is the sixth leading cause of death among black males and the tenth leading cause of death among black females. Of course, AIDS is also a major cause of death among homosexuals as well.

The federal government's gross overfunding of AIDS prevention programs versus other disease prevention programs has also largely come about due to the hype over the disease in which claims were made that AIDS would become the next great plague. The media jumped on the story, with little scrutinization of the bogus claims as to the number of victims. This tragedy has been well documented in Bernard Goldberg's bestseller, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News.

Our government spends in excess of $8 billion per year in AIDS-related programs. The question must be asked, "Should our government continue to spend this much money on a disease that is largely preventable?" The answer is clearly "No!" We should certainly continue to search for a cure, though arguably this is should not be a function of the government. However, funding for AIDS education should be cut and the funds moved to finding cures for diseases that are either passed on genetically or not largely preventable, such as diabetes and heart disease. By doing this, maybe more innocent people can be saved who are stricken with an unpreventable disease.



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1 posted on 07/22/2002 8:49:22 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen
AIDS gets more funding because it's a very politically correct disease.
2 posted on 07/22/2002 8:55:22 AM PDT by A Ruckus of Dogs
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Oftentimes AIDS activists claim that the disease does not discriminate when selecting its victims. This is simply not true.

AIDS is the most discriminating disease we have ever seen. Maybe that's why we like it so. AIDS is like a big tattle tail little sister. If you are a country with an AIDS epidemic, what is that Tattler saying about you? If you are a guy in california with pierced ears and the cutest clothes and you have AIDS. What is that tattler saying about you?

3 posted on 07/22/2002 9:34:35 AM PDT by biblewonk
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To: Stand Watch Listen
The truth is, of course, much worse, and even sillier.

It is much, much, more scientifically likely that AIDS is a result of toxic drugs, prescription, recreational, whatever, than the effect of a sexually transmitted evil virus somehow endowed with super-virus attributes (perhaps it originated on Krypton) that supercedes all our hard won knowledge of virology, epidemeology, and immunology.

HIV is a fabulous monster!
4 posted on 07/22/2002 9:53:09 AM PDT by BrotherJonathan
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To: biblewonk
In USA, it is primarily a "gay" and druggie disease. In Africa and Asia, it is a "straight" and druggie disease. Worldwide, it is spread by promiscuious sex and, as such it is a behavior problem. Until the behavior that spreads the disease is changed, the disease will continue to spread. Drugs, even vaccines, are secondary the the behavior problem IMHO.
5 posted on 07/22/2002 10:04:21 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA
That sure implies that straight people here are a lot less promiscous than they are in Africa.
6 posted on 07/22/2002 10:08:43 AM PDT by biblewonk
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To: Stand Watch Listen
With the methods of transmission laid out, it becomes quite obvious that AIDS, unlike so many of the diseases that affect millions of Americans, is largely preventable if only individuals would not have multiple sexual partners, either in homosexual or heterosexual relationships. Yet, despite the obvious simplicity in preventing the spread of this disease, our government spends an enormous amount of money on AIDS.

The message should be spread far and wide: Have promiscuous sex and you will likely suffer serious consequences. I'm a religious guy, and I cannot get over how much better the world would be for just following God's advice on this.

7 posted on 07/22/2002 10:39:47 AM PDT by yendu bwam
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To: yendu bwam
God's advice is always good advice.
8 posted on 07/22/2002 1:00:23 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Stand Watch Listen
AIDs is a disease of queers and crackwhores. A few unfortunate people get it through blood transfusion or inherit it but its very rare that you get it heterosexually.
9 posted on 07/22/2002 1:41:38 PM PDT by weikel
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Is it just me, or do AIDS, homelessness, and evil rich people get more press coverage during Republican administrations than during Democratic administrations?
10 posted on 07/22/2002 1:46:43 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay
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To: AD from SpringBay
Is it just me, or do AIDS, homelessness, and evil rich people get more only press coverage during Republican administrations than during Democratic administrations?

Hope you don't mind my correction...;-)


11 posted on 07/22/2002 1:52:40 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: BrotherJonathan
It is much, much, more scientifically likely that AIDS is a result of toxic drugs, prescription, recreational, whatever, than the effect of a sexually transmitted evil virus somehow endowed with super-virus attributes (perhaps it originated on Krypton) that supercedes all our hard won knowledge of virology, epidemeology, and immunology.

Really? So how do you explain the transfusion and Hemophilia cases?
12 posted on 07/22/2002 5:36:49 PM PDT by Kozak
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To: Kozak
The collateral damage of a homosexual lifestyle.
13 posted on 07/22/2002 5:41:15 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: weikel
Rare, but it happens. I know a girl who got it from her philandering husband. A real tragedy. parsy.
14 posted on 07/22/2002 5:48:05 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: parsifal
Philandering with women right?
15 posted on 07/22/2002 5:51:31 PM PDT by weikel
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To: A Ruckus of Dogs
Exactly. Homosexuals and blacks are politically correct victim groups to liberals. I have a hunch if AIDS had been a disease afflicting only white males, the federal government wouldn't neither be funding research to cure it nor would the medical establishment publicize it at conferences every three years or so. Forget about private sector drugs or vaccines. Yeah AIDS victims have profited handsomely despite their indulging in self-destructive behavior because they have the right cachet. Which is exactly why liberals adore them.
16 posted on 07/22/2002 5:56:48 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
Which is exactly why liberals adore them.

In general, wherever there is gross irresponsibility, there is liberal adoration.

17 posted on 07/22/2002 7:40:25 PM PDT by yendu bwam
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To: Stand Watch Listen
I always yield to the more astute.
18 posted on 07/22/2002 7:54:49 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay
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To: AppyPappy
The collateral damage of a homosexual lifestyle

I'm confused. What mechanism do you propose for the transfusion/ hemophilia cases?
Or are you implying that those were actually all homosexuals and or drug users?
19 posted on 07/23/2002 4:25:50 AM PDT by Kozak
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To: Kozak
They are the collateral damage of the homosexual lifestyle. Not unlike the victims of drunk drivers.
20 posted on 07/23/2002 6:11:18 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: A Ruckus of Dogs
What Blacks were to "civil rights" in the 60s is what the LEFT is trying to do with AIDS (via rump rangers because LEFTIST are only interested in representing GROUPS of people) in the 90's/2000
21 posted on 07/23/2002 6:17:53 AM PDT by antivenom
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To: weikel
Crack whores screw anything...even married men...
22 posted on 07/23/2002 6:19:23 AM PDT by antivenom
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To: AD from SpringBay
Is it just me, or do AIDS, homelessness, and evil rich people get more press coverage during Republican administrations than during Democratic administrations?

Isn't it amazing. It's like AIDS became dormant or something during the Clinton two terms and the homeless all had nice homes to live in. It proves that AIDS is used by liberals more for a political agenda than for a disease that must be cured ---they really didn't care that it was increasing during the 90's and they really don't care that Clinton didn't do anything to prevent it's spread.

23 posted on 07/23/2002 6:25:41 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: Kozak
In the USA 96% of all AIDS deaths are HOMOSEXUALS...take the rest and break it up with the needle junkies/street criminals and the few heterosexuals engaging in "tissue damaging" sex and then the VERY few innocent folks.

Seems to me that the 96% of the HOMOSEXUALS need to be FORCED to report their SEXUAL partners! CDC at one time was a useful institution when they forced people in the 60/70s to do with all OTHER sexually transmitted diseases - is to REPORT who they had transmitted it to!!!...BUT NOOOOOOOOO we can't do that because the dirty little secret will be that HOMOSEXUALS have sex with nameless folks...they will stick their virus spreader into any orifice on nameless faceless people...they have sex with "glory holes" with unknown people on the other side. The whole LIE of HOMOSEXUALS as loving caring people will be proven to be really sexual deviants! The WHOLE world will have HARD proof that the RUMP RANGERS are the carriers and SPREADERS of this disease and to quarentine them would DENY them their "bathhouses" and other places of rapid transmission of this KILLER disease.

GEEE we wouldn't want to take the only "civil rights issue" away from the LIBREALS...gee you don't THINK that the LEFTISTS don't want the really really dirty secret that they support abhorrant behavior and folks who engage in something so insidious that it actually KILLS people???????

24 posted on 07/23/2002 6:36:10 AM PDT by antivenom
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To: Kozak
Sorry not to get back sooner.

Hemophillia and related multiple transfusion was once a source of serious immune system suppression. The blood products used have been improved.

In a another original victim group, Haitian immigrants, a major cause was most probably malnuitrition, as it is today in Africa and third world, along with tuberculosis, malaria, etc.

See http://www.virusmyth.net/aids/controversy.htm for some well qualified witnesses to my position.

HIV is a fabulous monster!

25 posted on 07/25/2002 10:31:54 AM PDT by BrotherJonathan
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To: biblewonk
"That sure implies that straight people here are a lot less promiscous than they are in Africa."

There is no evidence that Africans are any more or less promiscuous than anyone else.

There is much more exposure to various diseases in Africa, therefor they tend to have a lot more of the anti bodies that register them as false positives for HIV.

People in Africa are dieing of the same things they always did, only now the AIDS industry are giving them all defective HIV tests and labelling them AIDS victims.

The tragedy is the medication they are given is in itself toxic, so they die anyway.
26 posted on 07/27/2002 8:47:13 PM PDT by ABrit
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To: ABrit
There is no evidence that Africans are any more or less promiscuous than anyone else.

There is evidence that they have a much higher percentage of their population infected with AIDS.

27 posted on 07/29/2002 7:04:51 AM PDT by biblewonk
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