Global AIDS Isn’t

So the WHO is finally admitting that if you aren’t gay, whoring, using massive amounts of drugs or swapping blood with other people you aren’t really at risk for AIDS. I could do a whole post on this, and even get into the whole “AIDS is correlated with HIV, but HIV does not cause AIDS” argument, but this part of the article threw me for a complete loop and wrecked any chance that I could form a cogent argument.

Dr De Cock, the Belgian-born head of the WHO’s department of HIV/Aids, also admitted there were ‘elements of truth’ in criticism that the vast sums of money being spent on mass education campaigns would be better targeted at high-risk groups.

Yeah, I know, I have the sense of humor of a twelve year old and am horribly insensitive to other cultures. But I can’t help it, I’m a sick evil bastard.

2 Comments

  1. Snort!

    De Cock.

    Did he officially change his name once he got the job, or did he just blow in there with that moniker already dangling on him?

    (All puns intended.)

  2. Vivian says:

    ‘The impact of HIV is so heterogeneous,’ he said. ‘In the US, the rate of infection among men in Washington DC is well over 100 times higher than in North Dakota, the region with the lowest rate.

    ‘That is in one country. How do you explain such differences?’

    You explain it using a few small words: lots of gay men live in DC.