June 30, 2006

June 30, 2006: Pride goeth before reality

Beaudoin: The truth about AIDS June 27-July 4, 2006
www.insightmag.com

[...] Quarantine is a proven tool to deal with infectious diseases. It worked well for SARS and it is part of avian flue plans around the world.
Quarantine, however, was not used for AIDS.
[....]

Over the past 25 years, 81 percent of American AIDS cases have been males. And 90 percent of them were exposed to the virus by sex with men and injection drug use or both. In 2004, 73 percent of new AIDS cases were males. And 82 percent of them got it from sex with men and injection drug use or both. In other words, AIDS in North America has been and still is a killer of men who have sex with men and/or who use injection drugs.

[....] Just as it was 25 years ago, the reality of AIDS is being ignored today.

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