reply to post by soficrow
This sounds to me like a cover-up, using lots of fancy language, to avoid saying that the social standards for those under 18 are decaying - because
one way you can increase AIDS deaths is by increasing AIDS exposure (by sex and drugs).
Look, I'm all about being a progressive, but it's time for liberals to stop using excuses to avoid talking about the real issues at hand.
Take these test results, for example. They were done specifically to show empirically that the AIDS infections were happening prior to the age of 18
and after womb exposure. This puts the infections squarely on the shoulders of the parents responsible.
And they apparently aren't doing a good job of parenting. That much you can get from the data, unless you want to pretend like letting your kids get
AIDS and die is good parenting, which it is pointedly not. And even if it was good parenting, the data empirically points to the cause being drug use
(presumably needles) and underage girls having sex with older (possibly above 18) men.
So the question that has not been empirically tested for is this - what, pray tell, has caused a lapse in parenting?
If you look at the black community, for example, the women are getting irate about how there are no fathers for the kids and how it is destroying
their communities. And I don't know the data on this, but it certainly isn't a rise in successful marriages that is causing the lapse in parenting,
I'm sure of that much.
I have personally seen the results of (and studied the empirical testing involved with) divorces and their effects on children, for one, and I'm not
even sure what the data would look like for single mothers, who have to support their kid while simultaneously working, with no father figure in the
And if the answer to keeping people from getting AIDS is testing - then test away - but testing won't keep people from getting infected.
Meanwhile, testing might be important, in addition to non-existent measures being put into place to keep CHILDREN from getting AIDS in the first
place. I see you mentioned the life expectancy must be dropping. That could be related to how AIDS interacts with youth, possibly? Or there could be
something else going on?
edit on 30pmSat, 30 Nov 2013 13:15:38 -0600kbpmkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)