posted on Nov, 6 2003 @ 07:30 PM
I characterize myself as conservative, and always have. I have definite views on taxes, abortion, and social programs. And until recently I had the
same views on AIDS. But I recently saw the AIDS activist Michael Johnson to a presentaion on AIDS and it changed my views on this forever. I had
characterized it as a "gay" disease, a prostitute's disease. I was wrong. I learned more from this man than from any other source I had ever seen
AIDS affects everyone. If your partner says they have been tested and are negative it may not be true. I'm not saying they're lieing, I'm saying
the test may have been wrong. This is because it can take up to one YEAR, yes one whole year before AIDS can show up on a test. The new miracle drugs
that are so often touted as a cure only stall it, and if one dosage is missed, the virus can mutate into a drug resistant strain. One in every three
new HIV cases is drug-resistant.
This si not a political message, it is a human one. Get the word out, and I encourage you to research more into the topic. What you find can blow your
misconceptions out of the water.
www.aegis.com is a good start.