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    Tonedevil

    This jerk is in serious need of some basic HIV education.  Gay men could stop having sex tomorrow, and the virus would not cease spreading.  The fact of the matter is that HIV is also spread by heterosexual sex.  Indeed, in the developing world, this is the principal means of transmission.  HIV is also transmitted through needle sharing among IV drug users, regardless of the users' sexual orientation.

    More broadly, saying that people elect to get AIDS is a bit like saying people elect to die in car crashes or elect to drown in the ocean.  Everyone knows that a certain percentage of people who use automobiles will be injured or die in accidents.  Yet millions of Americans continue to get into these death traps day after day to commute to work or to go grocery shopping.  And even if they exercise all possible care, they may be struck and killed by a drunk or reckless driver through no fault of their own.  But no one ever accuses drivers of electing to kill themselves by choosing to engage in an activity that carries a known risk of serious injury and even death.  

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 09:45:25 AM PST

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