A-RAB'S GETTING HIT BY AIDS TOO! LET THE PHONEY GOD ALLAH CURE THE BASTARDS!

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By Diop ( - 211.183.180.163) on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 - 11:16 am:

Arab feared secret: AIDS
By MARIAM FAM
Associated Press Writer

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Seven months ago, this 38-year-old engineer
thought about AIDS _ if he thought about it at all _ with pretty
much the same attitude as many others in Egypt and across the Arab
world.
``All I knew about it was that it kills patients in a day or two
at the most ... and that it hasn't reached Egypt and only
foreigners can suffer from AIDS,'' the engineer said.
That was before he was diagnosed with AIDS. Now, he says he
would rather kill himself than tell his secret. He won't allow his
name to be used for fear of being rejected by family and friends
who think of the disease as synonymous with sin and shame.
The Egyptian engineer's reluctance to speak out is typical. In
other places in the world, sports heroes and film stars have spoken
publicly about having HIV _ the virus that causes AIDS _ as a way
to educate the public. But in the Arab countries, silence remains
the norm.
As does ignorance. Some strict interpretations of Islamic
prohibitions against premarital sex, adultery and homosexuality,
coupled with stern conservative traditions means that publicly
discussing sex _ let alone educating people about it _ is taboo.
Many argue that Islamic strictures on sex will protect Arab
countries from an AIDS epidemic. But experts say the number of
cases in Arab countries is far greater than reported. In Egypt, the
United Nations estimate of HIV-positive cases is nearly 10 times
the official number.
The engineer said that had he known how AIDS was transmitted _
he believes he was infected during homosexual sex _ he would have
been more cautious.
Nasr el-Sayed, director of the government's National AIDS
Control Program, often encounters such ignorance. Even some
doctors, he said, don't believe AIDS can strike in Egypt, with 65
million people the Arab world's most populous country.
``Some people refuse to even listen (to information) about the
disease. 'We're good and religious people, what do we have to do
with AIDS? This is for other people,' they argue,'' said el-Sayed,
whose office was established in 1986, the year the first AIDS case
was reported in Egypt.
El-Sayed said his office's seminars, lectures and pamphlets have
made Egyptians more aware of the dangers of AIDS, but they still
have much to learn.
Because of the stigma, many cases go unreported. Egyptian
officials say they have recorded only 928 HIV-positive cases, but
admit that is likely well below the real number. The United Nations
estimated that by the end of 1999, some 8,100 Egyptians were
infected with HIV.
Egypt's situation is typical of Arab countries. Saudi Arabia
doesn't even have an official estimate of HIV-positive cases. In
Yemen, the Health Ministry says the actual number is much higher
than the 1,200 cases recorded in the year 2000. Jordan is trying to
educate the public about AIDS, but ads and leaflets stop short of
discussing safe sex.
Misconceptions about the disease persist even in countries where
officials consider public awareness high. In Kuwait, people remain
fearful of AIDS patients and do not want to mix with them, said
Rashed al-Owaysh, the country's director of public health.
Egypt's Health Ministry launched an AIDS hot line in 1996,
advertising it through leaflets and posters at subway stations and
on buses. The hot line gets an average of 1,000 calls a month.
``We talk about patients as human beings with whom we sit and
are not afraid of,'' said Mervat el-Geneidy, a psychiatrist who
takes some hot line calls. She added that by acting as role models,
experts can help the public accept AIDS patients.
But despite such efforts, negative attitudes linger.
The Egyptian engineer with the disease said Arab society regards
AIDS patients as sinners who deserve what they got. He feels guilty
himself. Though he believes he got AIDS through homosexual sex
during army service eight years ago, he said he is not gay.
Just as many Egyptians think of AIDS as a ``foreign disease,''
they refuse to admit that homosexuality or prostitution exists in
Egypt, said Sana' Nassif, who runs an AIDS program for the
international aid group CARITAS.
Nassif, whose agency decided against creating a homosexual
support group for fear of being accused of encouraging
homosexuality, said this attitude makes it difficult to reach
high-risk groups.
Experts worry that the inferior status of women in Egypt puts
them at greater risk. Nassif said some women who are certain their
husbands are having affairs still do not dare ask them to use
protection or be tested.
``It's really tragic how women are unable to negotiate their own
protection in wedlock or outside it,'' said Jihane Tawilah, the
World Health Organization's regional adviser on sexually
transmitted diseases.
The engineer, who lives with his mother and siblings, said he is
resisting the usual family pressures to get married because he
doesn't want to infect anyone. He is fearful his condition may be
discovered because he has lost so much weight.
``I just pray that God ends my life as soon as possible before
more symptoms show,'' he said. ``I don't want to create problems
for my family.''


THERE ARE LOTS OF FAGGOT MOSLEMS-BUT THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT IT! MORE MUDS DYING EVERY DAY!!! IT'S GREAT!


By blossomingflower ( - 207.254.128.61) on Sunday, June 3, 2001 - 07:01 pm:

You are obviously a very twisted and demented person. I wonder who will be around to witness the kind of physical death you will have to experience. You are already spiritually dead. To dislike a particular group of people is one thing to condemm them because of it demonstrates that you have either you have lost touch with what it means to be "human", or have chosen not to experience this part of your existence. Too bad because there is a lot to living, but you have to be willing to do it.


By blossomingflower ( - 207.254.128.61) on Sunday, June 3, 2001 - 07:02 pm:

You are obviously a very twisted and demented person. I wonder who will be around to witness the kind of physical death you will have to experience. You are already spiritually dead. To dislike a particular group of people is one thing to condemm them because of it demonstrates that you have either lost touch with what it means to be "human", or have chosen not to experience this part of your existence. Too bad because there is a lot to living, but you have to be willing to do it.


By GOOD NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA! ( - 211.183.180.163) on Monday, September 24, 2001 - 07:15 pm:

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) -- South Africa's Medical Research Council said on Tuesday it would release official figures on AIDS-related deaths between 1997 and 2000 by end of the year.

The statement came two days after local media published a report, citing the Council, saying AIDS was now the leading cause of death in South Africa.

Last week, South African President Thabo Mbeki, who has attracted a storm of controversy for questioning the link between HIV and AIDS, once again stated AIDS was not the country's biggest killer.

The Sunday Times, citing an unreleased MRC report, said AIDS killed 40 percent of South Africans aged 15-49 last year and forecast the disease could kill as many as six million South Africans by 2010.

In a statement issued on Tuesday the Council said: "It is unfortunate the MRC research has become public."

The council researched AIDS-related deaths last year together with Statistics South Africa. The council said it was working hard to process the figures.

"Since the release of Statistics SA's official mortality figures is expected within a few months, detailed government comment on the MRC research will be reserved," the MRC said in a statement.

The HIV virus that causes AIDS is believed to infect more than 20 percent of the country's adult population.

The epidemic has been linked to rising poverty and crime as it kills off breadwinners and leaves impoverished orphans in its wake.

In a letter to his health minister published in the Business Day newspaper, Mbeki said HIV/AIDS was only attributable to 2.2 percent of deaths in South Africa.

The figures Mbeki cited were compiled by the United Nations World Health Organisation in 1995.


By MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT NIGGERS AND FAGGOTS! ( - 211.183.180.163) on Monday, September 24, 2001 - 07:27 pm:

HIV leaps among young gay Americans


Aids has killed almost 450,000 Americans

Young gay and bisexual men in the United States, especially those who are black, are becoming infected with HIV at rates similar to those seen when the Aids epidemic peaked in the mid-1980s, according to a new study.
The report's staggering figures reveal that one-third of all black gay and bisexual male Americans under the age of 30 are HIV positive, and that infection rates have climbed sharply.


Infection rates are comparable with those of sub-Saharan Africa, the continent worst hit by Aids

The study was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the disease Aids, which is caused by HIV .

Scientists tracked almost 3,000 young bisexual and gay men in six US cities for two years.

Explosive rates

Every year the number infected with HIV grew by 4.4%.

"These are explosive HIV incidence rates," said Dr Linda Valleroy, the CDC epidemiologist who led the study.

The CDC admitted that its small sample might not be representative for all gay men, but it described the study's findings as a "critical" public health matter.

Aids has killed nearly 21 million people around the world, including about 450,000 Americans since the virus's discovery in 1981.

Racial disparity

But the overall infection rates masked an enormous racial disparity.

For white members of the group, growth in the infection rate was 2.5%, for black Americans, almost 15%, or one in seven.

Researchers noted that these infection rates were comparable with those of sub-Saharan Africa, the continent worst hit by Aids.


It's very scary. This is a new generation of people who should know better, but don't

Marty Algaze
Gay Men's Health Crisis
The study's scientists blamed the rise in infection rates on poorly targeted education, growing complacency and the continued stigma attached to Aids patients.

Aids prevention groups stressed the need for new ways to reach young adults at risk.

Ignorant generation

"These are young people who didn't see their friends dying, didn't lose lovers and friends and people who were important to them," said Marty Algaze, a spokesman for Gay Men's Health Crisis.

"It's very scary. This is a new generation of people who should know better, but don't."

"People don't perceive that you get infected and you die in two months any more," said Phill Wilson, executive director of the African-American Aids Policy and Training Institute at the University of Southern California.

Stigma

Some activists suggest that the stigma - both for being gay and being HIV positive - is worse for black men.

Researchers suggest the fact that infected black Americans are less likely to tell their partners about their status may be one reason for their vastly higher rates of infection.

"Whether you look at this country or throughout the world, this disease is becoming concentrated in marginalised populations," US Surgeon-General David Satchel said at a press conference in Washington.

Mr Satcher, who described the anniversary as a "solemn milestone", added that there was a desperate need to find an Aids vaccine.

Development of a vaccine, however, is years away and unlikely to be of help to the millions around the world already infected by the virus.


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