Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bad news on AIDS in DC

From Today's Washington Post:

"At least 3 percent of District residents have HIV or AIDS, a total that far surpasses the 1 percent threshold that constitutes a "generalized and severe" epidemic, according to a report scheduled to be released by health officials tomorrow."

How bad is it?

"Our rates are higher than West Africa," said Shannon L. Hader, director of the District's HIV/AIDS Administration, who once led the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's work in Zimbabwe. "They're on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya."

So after spending billions of taxpayer dollars spent on trying to educate people about the danger and spread of aids what does Washington D.C.'s Mayor Fenty conclude?

"You have this problem affecting us, and you tell people how serious it is and it literally goes in one ear and out the other."

What is to be done? President Obama and the liberals will probably try and throw more taxpayer dollars at "education" about AIDS. Yeah, like that has worked in the past. Then the gay community will organize yet another bike ride somewhere. It won't help either but, it will make them feel good.

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