President Downgrade was giving some speech (I know, I'm shocked too!) about AIDS and how he wants to blow more tax money on finding a cure.
Look, I'm all for finding a cure. And I hope I don't piss off too many people with this, because I wouldn't want to watch any of my family members die of AIDS, and I have sympathy for those folks out there who are dealing with that. But with that being said, you want to know how to stop the spread of AIDS?
Stop having promiscuous, unprotected sex.
Stop doing IV drugs.
Due to testing, the transfer of HIV/AIDS through a blood transfusion is non-existent. Other than accidental transfers, such as a nurse or doctor accidentally pricking themselves with a needle from an AIDS patient, the huge, vast majority of AIDS infections come from people who have unprotected, promiscuous sex or use drugs that require injection into a vein. I don't know of anyone personally who was infected with HIV or AIDS who didn't catch it through stupid sex or stupid drugs. Or a combination of both.
There is no AIDS pandemic. There is a stupidity pandemic. Being promiscuous or using IV drugs is like playing Russian Roulette; sooner or later, that hammer is going to fall on a loaded chamber. The problem is that you can't fix stupid.
Just look at our pResident for proof of that.