The previous commentors failed to address is the fact that 28% of new infections are caused by unprotected HETEROSEXUAL sex, and 8% are from IV drug abusers.
Drive past any inner city blood bank and look at the drug addicts lined up to sell you their blood for $30. Do you think they lie when questioned about their HIV status?
My point is, whether you get tainted blood from a drug addict or a gay or heterosexual person who had unprotected sex, THE EFFECT IS THE SAME. That is why they test ALL blood. The chance of getting HIV from a transfusion is about 1 in 2 million, according to the CDC. And yes, that is still too many. But don't fan the flames of homophobia while giving a pass to groups responsible for the other 36% of new infections.
Hey Matt - It's not looking good for your Creative Writing Badge, but your Bigotry Badge is in the bag!
Good to know - thanks!
WBC should just carry signs that read: "God Hates Critical Thinking!"
These graduates may need to protect & defend us from nut-job legislators.
Send as loud a message as possible that this behavior is not tolerated. Bullying kills.
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