Most Americans infected with the AIDS virus live in cities, with 10 states accounting for 71 percent of cases, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC breakdown shows that 85 percent of all reported cases of HIV infection were in large U.S. metropolitan areas, up from 82 percent in 2007.
The article goes on to breathlessly talk about how there is no cure, and only a cocktail of drugs can keep a person alive, and how it's transmitted (blood, semen, breast milk) yada yada yada yada yada.
Let's cut to the chase here, shall we? Because I'm absolutely tired of the canard that "AIDS is an 'equal opportunity' killer". I'm tired of having leftists spout off about how anyone can get AIDS, and how we need to spend X amount of dollars to find a cure.
That's right, I said bullshit. And if you have a loved one dying of AIDS and you're upset with me right now, I'm sorry, but still BULLSHIT. How do you get AIDS? It's either blood to blood contact, or promiscuous sexual behavior. The rates of transmittal through blood transfusions right now is so low as to be damn near impossible. The transmittal from mother to child is also so low as to be negligible. So who are our AIDS "victims"? People who engage in that high risk behavior which is already known to transmit not only AIDS but a host of other diseases as well.
Intravenous drug use such as heroin or morphine. Promiscuous and unsafe sexual behavior. Can anyone else tell me how else AIDS gets spread? No? I didn't think so. So the current crop of AIDS victims are either people who like to shoot up drugs, (or used to do so), or people who sleep around, don't use condoms, can't keep it in their pants, etc. etc etc. Both of these behaviors are the fault of the people committing them. AIDS cannot be transmitted via air. It's not airborne. AIDS can rarely be transmitted by being left on a surface somewhere. It can be killed by a simple mixture of five parts water to one part bleach. In fact, outside of the human body, the AIDS virus or HIV virus is quite easy to kill.
So why does it keep spreading? It is entirely due to the actions people take to subsequently infect themselves with it. Yes, I said infect themselves with it. Don't have unprotected sex with strangers? You won't get AIDS. Don't shoot up with illegal drugs? You won't get AIDS.
I say fuck finding a cure for AIDS. Let's take all that money we're wasting on AIDS drugs and find a cure for cancer. You want to know why? Because there are KIDS out there dying of cancer right now. Children who didn't engage in risky sexual behavior or IV drug use, who are nonetheless dying of cancer that they did nothing to bring on. There are people who don't smoke, don't drink, and live a good life who get struck down with cancer. Why? I don't know. Hell, the doctors don't know. Nobody knows. So lets spend money to find a cure for that, and stop wasting money on a disease that would go away if people would stop shooting up and keep their pants on.
Anyone else think like that, or am I off my rocker here?
Whoops, just thought of another way AIDS can be transmitted (or a different variation, as it were): Getting stuck by a needle that an AIDS carrier used or had used on him. This was a huge fear at the hospital in Seattle. We had kevlar gloves we used if we had to search someone or their clothing. The ER crew did everything they could to prevent accidental stickings. But you know what? If that happens, then why don't we prosecute the AIDS carrier for murder or attempted murder and lock their ass in jail? If someone at a hospital contracts AIDS because some raving drug-addicted lunatic fucks themselves up and needs to get patched, and can't bother to take his heroin needles out of his pocket before he comes in, let's place the blame where it belongs - on the drug user!