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Originally posted by billyjack
Speaking of ignorance.Have none of you people ever looked at the facts? 98% of aids victims are homosexual men or intravenous drug users in the US. Even Barbara Feinstein when mayor of San Francisco tried to shut down the bath houses to try to stop the spread. Go on with this mindless prattle all you want. Aids is a lifestyle disease that was given rights to protect its spread. Other lifestyle diseases syphilis, gonorrhea were treated as such and virtually eradicated or significantly reduced by the health department because when contracted you were required to report your sexual contacts who were then contacted for treatment. With Aids it was against the law to ask who you had been sexually involved. For all of you uninformed clowns that are going to throw the different statistics for Africa, please be aware that 60% of that population also suffers from syphilis. The facts are that the HIV virus is passed through blood exchange that occurs through anal sex and needles or through open syphilis sores. The other 2% in the US contracted aids through blood transfusions and less than 1% through heterosexual sex since vaginal intercourse does not normally result in blood to blood exposure. If you really want to learn the truth about aids please read "The Myth of Heterosexual Aids" by Michael Fumento. It was written when the Gay Community and other left wing nuts were predicting the explosion into the heterosexual population that never occurred. I suggest that you uninformed liberals that are only able to report the indoctrination you have undergone use this as a reason to question all of your beliefs. The quote by the GOP lawmaker was accurate if one looks at the facts.
The problem I have is that i identify with the general GOP stance on Finances... but on social issue they are in the dark ages.
“It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall.”
Originally posted by neformore
Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) falsely claimed on Thursday that it was nearly impossible for someone to contract AIDS through heterosexual contact.
“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,” he told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ. “It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall.”
“My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.”
Raw Story (s.tt...)
Following on from the "Legitimate Rape" farce earlier this week and again - as an outside observer with no interaction with the US political system at all - this stuff is scary, and this guy is IN the Senate.
You would think that someone might have learned from Rep. Todd Akin's gaffe that facts need to be checked before replies are given, and that if you don't know an answer the honest thing to do is not comment on it, but apparently not.
What disturbs me is this - where has this guy been in the past 20 years or so? Has he had no access to basic health information? If so, what are they teaching you guys out there because this flies in the face of everything we've been taught over here in the UK regarding education on AIDS
I take on board that elected officials are not experts in subjects, but they ARE accountable for their words, surely its better to offer no comment than offer something as absurd as this? Its a dangerous message to be putting across.