February 9, 2005

MILLIONS OF DEAD LATER (via Timothy Goddard):

Experts: Test Nearly Everyone for AIDS (AP, February 09, 2005)

Urging a major shift in U.S. policy, some health experts are recommending that virtually all Americans be tested routinely for the AIDS virus, much as they are for cancer and other diseases.

Since the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, the government has recommended screening only in big cities, where AIDS rates are high, and among members of high-risk groups, such as gay men and drug addicts.

But two large, federally funded studies found that the cost of routinely testing and treating nearly all adults would be outweighed by a reduction in new infections and the opportunity to start patients on drug cocktails early, when they work best.


There's no reason not to test folks routinely, except that the medical community yielded to pressure from the gay lobby long ago, but if you're a straight male who hasn't used intravenous drugs you've not much more chance of being infected with AIDs than of developing uterine cancer.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 9, 2005 8:38 PM
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"but if you're a straight male who hasn't used intravenous drugs you've not much more chance of being infected with AIDs than of developing uterine cancer."

Straight Females, prostate cancer?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at February 9, 2005 11:43 PM

Reason #27 why the public doesn't trust scientists:

"We have the ability to test for the AIDS virus; therefore we should. We're working on who is going to pay for it, but that's trivial. If we can save only one life, it will all....."

Posted by: John J. Coupal at February 10, 2005 12:02 AM

Make that a straight sexually promiscuous male who hasn't used intravenous drugs. You still have a higher chance of developing uterine cancer. The biggest snow job ever perpetrated by the US media was that AIDS was a threat to "everyone." That's how desperate they were to make sure it wasn't seen as a gay disease. You still hear people arguing, "Well then how do you explain Africa?" That Washington Times story a year or so ago explained it quite well, actually. Atrocious medical hygeine (dirty needles, vaccinations, etc.) Of course no one trusts "the scientists" anymore. Except they themselves.

Posted by: G.W. at February 10, 2005 3:16 AM
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