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U.N. Overestimates AIDS Epidemic

Posted by Joshua Price on November 20, 2007

There is yet another example of the U.N.’s ineptness and corruption found in today’s Washington Post:

The United Nations‘ top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated both the size and the course of the epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing for nearly a decade, according to U.N. documents prepared for the announcement.

AIDS remains a devastating public health crisis in the most heavily affected areas of sub-Saharan Africa. But the far-reaching revisions amount to at least a partial acknowledgment of criticisms long leveled by outside researchers who disputed the U.N. portrayal of an ever-expanding global epidemic.

The latest estimates, due to be released publicly Tuesday, put the number of annual new HIV infections at 2.5 million, a cut of more than 40 percent from last year’s estimate, documents show. The worldwide total of people infected with HIV — estimated a year ago at nearly 40 million and rising — now will be reported as 33 million.

This is a clear example of the hysteria created by the U.N., the radical homosexuals, and the emotional manipulators as nothing more than a ploy to raise money. Don’t you see that this not about “doing good” or being sensitive, AIDS has become partly a political ploy and medium for its so-called “research fundraisers.”

Now let me be clear: this is not to say that there are not cases of people who contracted HIV/AIDS through no fault of their own, but unfortunately, like many other diseases and causes, it has been hijacked and turned into a political issue by the liberals.

I understand that what I’m saying here is politically incorrect, but come on, the AIDS epidemic has been grossly overestimated in an attempt to advance a political agenda by manipulating the emotionally sensitive out there, as well as to help bleed America dry vis a vis Bono’s hoodwinking George W. into giving some $15 billion dollars in AIDS relief to Africa. And Why? Is it because we are trying to fund and effective solution to the problem? No! It’s because we have been manipulated emotionally and were told that if we don’t continue to help bankroll the overestimation, we are somehow insensitive and inhumane.

Well, I for one believe we ought to deal with legitimate AIDS cases here before we start sending billions of dollars to places that have no desire to solve the problem. They are only interested in the money flowing in!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/19/AR2007111900978.html

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