AIDS is just a consequence of HIV, after so many T cells have been compromised that your body can no longer create an adequate defense against the world of microbes. When you have late stage cancer, you can also have AIDS; same with leukemia. It just means a severe immune deficiency; though I admit, the term AIDS has become synonymous with the HIV virus.
Furthermore, the risk for transmission of HIV is significantly reduced if condoms are used, and it is therefore the behavior of unprotected anal sex that is most likely to spread HIV.
Not that it matters to you, since you are trying to make a political argument rather than a scientific one, but one's sexual orientation has little to do with their likelihood of contracting HIV. It is the sexual behaviors that people choose to engage in that increases their likelihood of contracting the disease.
Last edited by CriticalThought; 08-08-10 at 04:51 AM.
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I'm happy for the gays. They have every right to a be married as far as I'm concerned.
I'd really like to see the government out of the "marriage" business all together. I'm for civil unions for all couples regardless of orientation.
See what you are missing is why this was brought up. CC had the audacious and obsolete argument that a group of people can be denied marriage based on positive or negative contributions to society which was his excuse on how pologamay or other sexual orientations could continue to be banned. That is the reason it was brought up to expose that fallacy.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.