Friday, June 18, 2010

South Africans Protest For More American Money
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Thousands of South Africans hit the streets of Johannesburg yesterday demanding the U.S. government increase its contribution to the Global Fund on AIDS to $2.8 billion.

According to Mark Heywood, deputy chairman of the South African National Aids Council, "The United States must support AIDS treatment and increase AIDS funding to developing countries."

And Vuyiseka Dubula of the Treatment Action Campaign said "The recession is being used as a scapegoat. They [the donor nations] are shifting the responsibility for treatment to the individual countries, but they made a lifelong commitment. They started [the treatment], they need to sustain it until the health departments of those countries can support it themselves."

It's been widely reported that the vast majority of HIV-positive South African reject sexual abstinence to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS.

3 Comments:

Blogger Old Bob said...

"It's been widely reported that the vast majority of HIV-positive South African reject sexual abstinence to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS."

I have as much compassion for the vast majority of people who have AIDS, as I do for a guy with a "moose-having-a-baby-inside-his-head" hangover. As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

OB,
Yep, a 30 second Google search will prove that factiod out.

And besides, if they just stopped screwing, then the spread of HIV/AIDS via sexual intercourse would simply cease to be. Yet it's spreading.

You know, an asprin will stop the spread of AIDS. All they have to do is hold it together with their knees.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

So... they want us to pay so they can keep sleeping around and spreading the disease?

3:48 PM  

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