Skip to comments.AIDS denialists ‘clearly ahead’ as Russian govt struggles with HIV epidemic
Posted on 01/10/2018 2:18:38 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
The number of new HIV/AIDS cases is on the rise in Russia, with less than half of the 900,000 HIV-positive people receiving treatment. The movement denying the deadly diseases very existence is gathering pace too.
Although the number of newly-diagnosed and AIDS-related deaths continue shrinking worldwide, the opposite is happening in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with Russia accounting for almost two thirds of new contractions in the region.
"For quite a long while, for five years, not nearly enough attention has been paid to the HIV/AIDS issue. There has not been enough funding, director of the Federal HIV Research and Prevention Center, Vadim Pokrovsky, told RT.
Despite governments best efforts to counter the spread of HIV, the situation remains tense, state consumer rights agency Rospotrebnadzor said.
To make matters worse, AIDS denialists are clearly ahead of us, with their communities gaining popularity on Russian social networks, blogs and elsewhere online, Pokrovsky noted. And thats really dangerous. If you refuse therapy, an early death is guaranteed, he added.
There were more than 80 daily deaths as a result of HIV in the first 10 months of 2017, said Rospotrebnadzor. With cases making headlines in the Russian media, some children too apparently fell victim to their parents choice of denying the virus as well as treatment. In August, a 10-year-old HIV-positive girl died in St. Petersburg after her adopted parents declined therapy in every way possible. The couple reportedly believe the disease to be a myth invented by greedy pharmaceutical companies.
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Remind me to avoid Russian hookers.
Reagan must have been resurrected in Russia.
Nope. Drug abuse (needles) or fudge-packing. It’s difficult to get AIDS through regular sexual intercourse.
Not transmissible via aerosols, AFAIK.
The only way you can get AIDS through regular sexual intercourse is if the woman already has it and the man has open sores. The vaginal walls provides strong protection against the disease.
HIV transmission is 99.9% through intravenous drug use or two homos fudge-packing. That is a fact.
That’s a far claim. But IIRC, the uber-promiscuity of homosexual men is the big vector for the disproportionate spread of HIV among them.
The Army was blood tested for HIV during the ‘90s. Very few soldiers as compared to civilians in the general population were positive. Of those who tested positive, nearly all had engaged in homosexual activity. Most of the very small remainder got it from IV drug abuse.
Can’t find the report now, because its buried in many subjective and skewed studies since.
... which puts a different perspective on “AIDS denialism”
more like ...
Actually a chance of getting HIV from a positive woman in a single intercourse is around 1 to 10000.
It is significantly higher for woman and absolutely guaranteed for ‘transgender woman’.
I have the sniffles.
I think I have Winning AIDS.
Doc says it will continue until 2024, at least.
Well, can’t say I am surprised about the last part. I believe you meant 1 in 10,000.
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