posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 09:01 PM
reply to post by gossipnancy
I don't think so.
The people who spread it most have a very high viral load.
Although everybody who is HIV-positive is infectious, the viral load can be reduced in any community.
The people who are most infectious are not the long-term survivors on ARV medication.
They are the people who recently got infected and haven't developed anti-bodies, and they are usually untested.
HIV is most likely to be spread by people who are not even aware that they have it.
Actually less than 5 percent of global HIV infection is homosexual.
Most is spread amongst heterosexuals in sub-Saharan Africa and India, where culture and religion forbids condoms and women's rights.
So many men are forced to be "gift-givers"; and many married women are forced to essentially be "bug chasers".
Most of these people do not know their HIV status.
I think it's absolutely disgusting to argue that children should be orphaned, when the mother can survive for many years on medication.
What kind of morality and logic is that?
No wonder the US is no longer a leader in the field of HIV and AIDS.