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It is true that many in the Gay Community have come to view HIV infection as a manageable chronic condition. This would be a dangerous misconception to hold if this new strain proves to be what is expected. I see no harm is alerting an unsuspecting public to serious health concerns. It is time to stop treating HIV infection as a political matter. It is a public health matter, pure and simple.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- New cases of AIDS in Florida increased by a surprising 24 percent last year, making it the state's first real jump in more than a decade, health officials said.
Officials said they hope the spike in AIDS cases is only a temporary issue caused by a major campaign of HIV testing that found many new victims.
But some also fear a growing failure of drug cocktails, and an increase in patients who didn't know they were infected until they got sick, contributed to the increase.
In Broward County, AIDS cases went up 49 percent in 2004 compared to the year before, statistics released Wednesday showed. Miami-Dade County's AIDS cases increased 33 percent.
"It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind... " Mr Justice Holmes's closing remark contained no consolatory words for Carrie Buck, the 20-year-old unmarried mother sitting abjectly in the US Supreme Court.
...Carrie perfectly fitted the law's description of a "probable parent of socially inadequate offspring". ...the highest court in the land shared the opinion of the Virginia Colony, Carrie Buck would be forcibly sterilised.
Thumbs up for the bright, white folks
"Blaming the victims" for having symptoms of epidemic infectious disease
Originally posted by Nygdan
This is a public health matter, not a poltico-socio one.
People weren't scared. They started to engage in dangerous behaviours, the disease started to spread agian, hell people are apparently even trying to get the disease, these 'bug chaser' idiots. So now the infection rate goes back up and people are dying.
Also notice that rapid onset diseases only tend to flourish in populations where there is a high transmittance rate. ....But people are too stupid for that apparently, and can, literally, in this case, only be protected by fear.