posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 10:52 AM
This might be a good thing. If the disease rapidly progressses from infection to disease symptom onset, then the epidemic can 'burn out'.
The carriers get terribely sick, unable to spread it, and die out.
This sounds 'mean' or something I suppose, but this is how infectious diseases do burn out and contain themselves.
Infact, it might be a good 'evolutionary' way to combat an infection. Make modified version of a disease, one that has rapid onset, and make it
more 'fit' than non modififed versions, at least over the short term. It spreads, people rapdidly get sick, it continues to spread, and soon all
new infections are from it, everyone with it dies shortly, and then thats the end. Now every is scarred, cautious, and 'safe'. I guess the
conspiracists can have some fun with that scenario!
Considering that the infection rate has recently risen amoung groups that formerly were showing a holding and decline, and that there are sensational
reports of youth engaged in dangerous sexual activity, and that there are absolutely absurd reports of these 'bug chasers' who want the
disease, this 'new, horribly, obviously revolting' version of aids should scare a lot of people into their senses.