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Originally posted by bsl4doc
So, you're just going to say that everytime the number reaches that limit? lol
Look, here's the science behind it. HIV is an RNA virus, which means it lacks the polymerase that proofreads DNA as it is being transcribed. This causes mistakes in transcription to go uncorrected, which creates new mutations rapidly and randomly. THIS is the reason we have no vaccine.
There are numerous subspecies of HIV, and each subspecies contains numerous different forms of the virus.
Unless you can tell me how to vaccinate for literally hundreds of viruses with one vaccina, I think you need to study the SCIENCE behind what you're talking about, rather than relying on anecdotes you heard from unreliable sources.
Originally posted by RetinoidReceptor
Agent T, can you please explain to us how the American government/economy would be harmed if there was a cure for AIDS? The things making the money and getting the 600 grand a year from treatments is the pharmaceutical industry.
With that being said, if say...Roche Pharmaceuticals found a cure. They are a multi-billion dollar corporation. Do you really think they care about the other companies?
They can charge 150 thousand dollars for their cure, and they will make more than they would have if AIDS wasn't cured.
The pharmaceutical companies are individual, competing industries.
If they found a miracle product, they'd jack up prices, and get the recognition.
And also...cough syrup is not just sugar. You need to read the active ingredients like (DXM), tylenol, ibuprofen.
Originally posted by rocknroll
The cure for AIDS is abstinence. If all the infected people in the world remained abstinent for the rest of their lives this disease would be eradicated.
Originally posted by Griff
Why do infected people have to be abstinent when you just said yourself that condoms work?
Originally posted by GriffPlus, for your theory to work, everyone needs to be tested. Do you know how many people are walking around infected that don't know they are infected?
Originally posted by GriffBTW, your really reaching for a utopia if you think everyone is going to become celibate.
Originally posted by GriffEdit: By your logic we could cure the flu if no one touches anything for a few months. By touches I don't mean sexually, I mean anything.