AIDS And You: The Lethal Relation

We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from
it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine
or total celibacy. But too few people are heeding the AIDS message. Perhaps many
simply don't like or want to believe what they hear, preferring to think that
AIDS "can't happen to them." Experts repeatedly remind us that infective agents
do not discriminate, but can infect any and everyone. Like other communicable
diseases, AIDS can strike anyone. It is not necessarily confined to a few high-
risk groups. We must all protect ourselves from this infection and teach our
children about it in time to take effective precautions. Given ...

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currently is
neither a cure, nor even an effective treatment, and no vaccine either. But
there are things that have been PROVEN immensely effective in slowing the spread
of this hideously lethal disease.

AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Defficiency Disease. It is caused by a virus.

The disease originated somewhere in Africa about 20 years ago. There it first
appeared as a mysterious ailment afflicting primarily heterosexuals of both
sexes. It probably was spread especially fast by primarily female prostitutes
there. AIDS has already become a crisis of STAGGERING proportions in parts
of Africa. In Zaire, it is estimated that over twenty percent of the adults
currently carry the virus. That figure is increasing. And what occurred there
will, if no cure is found, most likely occur here among heterosexual folks.
AIDS was first seen as a disease of gay males in the world. This was a result
of the fact that gay males in our culture internationally, in the days before
AIDS ...

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