UNAIDS, the United Nations
agency charged with controlling the disease, reported the total number of
people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) rose to reach its
highest level ever: an estimated 39.4 million [35.9 million44.3 million]
people are living with the virus.
UNAIDS estimates about 1.6 million
individuals are infected in the U.S.
Nearly 5 million new infections
were reported in 2004 and with 3.1 million deaths resulting from the AIDS
The number of people living with HIV has been rising in every
region, compared with two years ago, with the steepest increases occurring in
East Asia, and in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Most HIV infections
occur through injecting drugs with contaminated equipment, unprotected sex
between men and unsafe commercial sex, according to UNAIDS.
men and, to a lesser extent, injecting drug use remain prominent factors in the
epidemics, but the patterns of HIV transmission are changing. New sections of
populations are being affected, with an increasing proportion of people
becoming infected through unprotected heterosexual intercourse.
AIDS is the most politicized
disease mankind has ever known. Special interest groups have helped subvert the
health care policies we have in place - good policies that should apply to all
diseases. We need to return to traditional medical and public health procedures
historically used to control other infectious diseases. In this approach the
responsiblity to diagnose and monitor the spread of HIV infection is again
placed on the medical and public health communities.
- In the early days of the epidemic, the infectious-disease
experts told health-care workers that they could not get AIDS through
needlesticks or from contact with the body fluids of an AIDS patient.
- The public was told by the experts that blood transfusions
did not pass on the virus. Dr. Day writes: "It took
14,000-16,000 victims with HIV from transfusions to get the authorities to
admit that death was being kept refrigerated and frozen in blood bank
inventories and that, maybe, it was time to test."[Lorraine Day, M.D., AIDS: What the Government Isn't Telling You]
- Through sex/AIDS education courses, the government is
telling children and teens that latex condoms will protect them.
Yet research shows that 30 percent of tested condoms
allowed the AIDS virus to be transmitted.
- The government says students can't be infected through
contact sports, such as football or basketball, yet, two
soccer players were recently infected through blood injuries incurred in
- The government says children can't catch AIDS by coming
into contact with saliva, sweat, or tears. But Dr. Day cites
a U.S. government study that shows the HIV virus can live
outside the body in air and water.
Researchers have documented a
case in which the AIDS virus was passed from one child to another living in the
same house. Sexual intercourse and contaminated hypodermic needles, the usual
modes of transmission of the AIDS virus were ruled out in this case.
"AIDS virus passed between children," THE WICHITA EAGLE,
December 5, 1993.
Homosexual activists have
repeatedly tried to turn the attention from themselves and blame the spread of
AIDS on just about anything else. However, the facts remain...
percent of AIDS infections result from homosexual activity or drug use and only
two percent result from blood transfusions.
A study of 5,200 obituaries over
five years, in 16 homosexual newspapers, plus dozens of other studies, show
that homsexual conduct reduces life expectancy by 30 years.
- The average age of homosexual men dying with AIDS is
- The average age of gays dying of all other causes is
- Only one percent of men who practice homosexual sex lives
to be 65 or older.
- Gay men are three times more likely to have alcohol or drug
abuse problems. This leads to an increase in heart, lung and liver failure as
well as an increase in accidental deaths.
- Homosexuals are 14 times more likely to have had syphilis,
and 23 times more likely to contract venereal diseases and thousands of times
more likely to contract AIDS.
- Lesbians are 19 times more likely than heterosexual women
to have had syphilis; twice as likely to suffer from genital warts; and four
times as likely to have scabies.
- In San Francisco, America's most openly gay city, the rate
of infectious Hepatitus A is twice the national average.
- Their suicide rate is 60 times as high as the general
- The ratio of homosexual men murdered (one in 200 deaths)
was 50 times that of the general population.
There is only one safe way to
remain healthy in the midst of a sexual revolution. It is to abstain from
intercourse until marriage, and then wed and be faithful to an uninfected
partner. It is a concept that was widely endorsed in society until the 1960s.
Since then, a "better idea" has come along ... one that now threatens the
entire human family.
- In 1993, every Federal employee was required to receive
comprehensive education on AIDS/HIV.
- The Social Security Administration expanded the list of
conditions that are considered in determining eligibility
due to HIV/AIDS. The agency also revised its rules to allow health
professionals to provide information to Social Security field offices, which
then can make immediate disability findings.
- Public health spending for HIV/AIDS programs has steadily
increased as has increases for Ryan White CARE programs and for AIDS-related
- A total of 14 Medicaid State waivers are in place, allowing
States to provide targeted home and community-based services to people with
HIV/AIDS. In 1994, those programs served an estimated 21,170 individuals. HHS
also is developing prototype waivers to help other States gain quick
- HUD's Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)
program has provided $300 million for housing assistance
to people with HIV/AIDS. HUD also has established the National Office of
HIV/AIDS Housing to assist low income people with HIV/AIDS to pay for housing
and will distribute 5,000 Section 8 housing assistance vouchers.
AIDS is the
first disease in history to be endowed with civil rights by the
Health laws prevent anyone with
such diseases as hepatitus from working in a restaurant, yet those with AIDS
may do so. To bar them, which common sense would demand, is forbidden as
"discrimination," even though it means sure death to those who, as a result of
this insane policy, may accidentally contract the HIV virus.
first HIV-discrimination case brought by the federal government, an
administrative law judge ruled that a hospital can't restrict the work of a
pharmacist infected with the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency
syndrome. The hospital sought to bar the HIV-infected pharmacist from preparing
intravenous solutions for patients. Applying the heaviest sanctions under the
law the judge ruled hospitals that discriminate against HIV infected employees
face a cutoff of all federal funding, including Medicaid and Medicare
The cornerstone of public health's effort to deal with
venereal disease historically has been reportability in confidence to local
health authorities and then contact tracing for those that are infected. But
the homosexual network in America has such clout that in effect they've stood
the health care systems in many of the states on their head, which has
prevented this policy of reportability and contact tracing for HIV carriers.
Long before 1985, when AIDS researcher Robert Gallo patented the HIV
antibody blood test, gay activists and leaders of the AIDS lobby began to
demand that the tests only be used to test blood bank specimens rather than
used to screen the general population. Members of the AIDS lobbies then
convinced state legislators to enact laws prohibiting identification of those
infected with HIV. They convinced lawmakers to make a distinction between HIV
infection and AIDS, the end-stage of infection.
Since HIV infection was
not considered an infectious disease, like AIDS, it did not need to be traced
or reported to the CDC like AIDS had been since 1981. Consequently, laws were
passed in every state prohibiting doctors without written or informed consent
from routinely using HIV blood tests and reporting test results to health
In 1985, California passed a law which fined physicians up to
$10,000 plus a year in prison if they violated confidentiality in regards to a
patient testing positive for HIV. This meant, for example, that no doctor could
alert any of his staff about a patient's HIV status prior to surgery or
treatment without breaking the law.
The AIDS crisis is supported by an
entire movement that has taken a disease that could have been controlled by
normal health standards and, by politicizing it, made it into a killer
epidemic. Because it was the homosexual community which brought it to crisis
proportions and because of the misinformation the
homosexual lobby has persuaded the government and media to disseminate - AIDS
enjoys a status never before granted to a highly contagious and deadly disease.
Incredibly, instead of being treated like the fatal plague it is, AIDS has
become a civil right that gives those carrying it a privileged status and even
the prerogative to keep their infection secret.