Some guy is quoted as saying something along the lines of "It's very important that we get the message out that AIDS/HIV is still a big problem and there is still no cure for it".... Oh really? The message out? Are you kidding me? Who doesn't know that the following activities are risky: Unprotected anal sex between homosexuals? Unprotected sex with a prostitute? Sharing needles among drug addicts? Everybody knows by participating in any of these activities, the possibility of contracting AIDS and ulitimately dieing from HIV is extremely high! Here is the cure for AIDS.... STOP HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX AND SHARING NEEDLES!!!
The amount of money that is funneled to companies and universities for research to find a cure for AIDS makes me sick! The amount of people in the United States who die from AIDS/HIV is way down the list but the amount of money that is allocated is disproportionate. Curious about some statistics?
US deaths in 2002 by disease:
Total = 2,400,000
- Cardiovascular disease - 937,000
- Cancer - 553,000
- Respiratory Failure - 122,000
- Diabetes - 69,000
- Influenza & Pneumonia - 65,000
- Alzheimers - 50,000
- Motor Vehicle Accidents - 43,000
- Kidney Failure - 36,000
- Blood Disease - 31,000
- Firearms - 29,000
- AIDS/HIV - 16,000