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Old 11-11-2003, 01:33 PM   #1
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AIDS in the world.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/h...ml/default.stm



they have tabs on the top of that page that link to, for instance, "speed of spread" and "best case scenario by 2010."

Scary, scary stuff.
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Old 11-11-2003, 04:11 PM   #2
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Very scary indeed
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Egads, this is indeed scary stuff.
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You want to live forever ?
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What does that have to do with this map?
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It's absolutely stunning. There are a lot of interesting things on that website. Thanks for posting it.
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Christ, look at lower Africa in regards to this...oh, my god. ...

Course, this is freaky stuff for all areas of the world. Geez...

Hopefully more will be done in coming years to change this.

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that is very scary
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It's absolutely frightening......... Thanks for the link, though!
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the moral of the story

ABSTAIN

or ATLEAST BE FAITHFUL & HAVE AS LESS PARTNERS AS IS POSSIBLE
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the moral of the story

ABSTAIN

or ATLEAST BE FAITHFUL & HAVE AS LESS PARTNERS AS IS POSSIBLE
No I don't think that's the moral of the story here. Having the least amount of partners as possible will not stop anything without protection. It just takes one time.

The moral is education and responsibility. We need to educate ourselves and our children about the dangers of this disease and how to protect ourselves from it.

The darkest areas on this map are in areas where sex education is often not allowed, protection is not available and rape is as common as the common cold. I have a cousin who's a missionary in Africa right now and the rate of rape is unbelievable. I can't remember the exact statistic but it's close to 1 of every 4 girls by the age of 16 have been raped.

Their children are being born with the disease and none of this will help them.

So abstenence and having the least amount of partners is not the moral of this story. Yes abstinence will protect you, but not without education.
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Word to BVS's mother!

A serious examination of gender roles and the "rights" of a man to get it when and how it wants it just might be in order, too. If I may be blunt. IE, serious prosecution of the sex trade, child labor, child sex slavery, serious prosecution of rape, rethinking the "right" to infidelity" etc etc.

That map broke my heart. The debt has GOT TO GO so governments can fight this!

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I remember when AIDS was first in the news... I never dreamed that we would fail to control it, that it would become the scourge of the poor and the uneducated all over the world. Back then it was just gay men, people who shared needles and unfortunates who got tainted blood products. I had faith that we could and would stop it.
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Word to BVS's mother!

A serious examination of gender roles and the "rights" of a man to get it when and how it wants it just might be in order, too. If I may be blunt. IE, serious prosecution of the sex trade, child labor, child sex slavery, serious prosecution of rape, rethinking the "right" to infidelity" etc etc.

That map broke my heart. The debt has GOT TO GO so governments can fight this!

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Also, ditto everything BonoVoxSupastar said as well. .

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I received my copy of "A Closer Walk" yesterday and got to watch it last night.

What a heart wrenching documentary, but also so very energizing.

One thing that struck me was the AIDS crisis represents the worst of the subordination of women, but could be used to empower them. Especially in developing countries such as Africa and India. Women's worth and position in society has to be addressed by these gov't to prevent the decimation of the next generation whether they like it or not.

I saw a BBC documentary on the web the other day about AIDS in China. The gov't has isolated entire villages and left them to die slowly rather than admit they have an epidemic.

How can we deny funding the entire 3B promised but can give 87B for oil?
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I saw a BBC documentary on the web the other day about AIDS in China. The gov't has isolated entire villages and left them to die slowly rather than admit they have an epidemic.
Yeah, that'll solve the problem. .

That's awful.

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How can we deny funding the entire 3B promised but can give 87B for oil?
Good question. Something to ask our government about.

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It's a PLAGUE people. The only person who can stop it is God.
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God's done His part in giving us the knowledge and technology. Now its our turn.

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It's a PLAGUE people. The only person who can stop it is God.
That's an absolute cop-out and borders on hatred. So if God doesn't stop it, is it because he hates these people and wants to see them die? That's complete laziness. We have the technology and the means to prevent the spread. We are here to be God's hands.

Should we stop our search for a cure for cancer? Should we stop the spread of hatred?
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