[In regards to the availability of HIV anti-virals]
Of course it is not being made readily available to the general public, as diseases like HIV, cancer and the like are being used as population controllers, and also to target minority communities. HIV can be cured completely, I believe, but then all those scientists and research facilities would shut down and people would be out of jobs. Not to mention, people would probably be more careless about having unprotected sex and IV drug use if they knew they could be cured.
Lynessence, livejoural-vaginapagina 7 Comments
[6/10/2008 3:22:40 AM]
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6/10/2008 4:25:52 AM
6/10/2008 4:43:54 AM
According to this, only 21.8 million people have died from AIDS. That may seem like a lot, but consider the world population is nearly 7 billion and this was over a span of more than 20 years. So not a very effective "population controller"
6/10/2008 7:59:38 PM
"HIV can be cured completely, I believe, but then all those scientists and research facilities would shut down and people would be out of jobs."
Ignoring the fact that Scientists can get funding studying just about ANY bullshit...
6/11/2008 2:38:08 PM
I hate being cured, they stick needles in you.
6/11/2008 5:12:56 PM
There is more money in researching treatments, but that doesn't mean a cure has been found and is being suppressed. It means that the pharmaceutical industry is pouring more of its money into finding treatments and unfortunately as a result a cure hasn't been found yet.
If somebody did find a cure and they tried to suppress it it would quickly become available on the black market and everybody would hear about how the cure actually works and is not just some sham treatment (since there's probably lots of sham treatments on the black market). Everybody would know about how the government banned a cure in order to protect the pharmaceutical industry and it would be a scandal. When scientists do find a cure (it will take a long time, but since there are a few ethical people in any industry there is some money going towards a cure) the pharmaceutical companies will smartly start selling it and not try to suppress it since that would be futile.
6/13/2008 10:46:35 PM
You would think that the discovery and development of a world-changing cure to a horrible disease would mean BUCKETLOADS of cash and an eternity of fame for those involved... which would make such a discovery infinitely more appealing than, "Shh. Let's keep this our little secret."
Of course, that's not taking the obvious "I want to help the frickin' world, because it's the right thing to do" angle.
6/18/2008 12:46:08 PM