December 1, 2001
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posted by mathowie (4 comments total)
Here's the latest Aids Epidemic Update from UNAids. More than 28 million people are living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, of whom 3.4 million have been infected this year, mainly through heterosexual sex. In Zimbabwe, Aids accounts for around 70% of all children dying under the age of five. It is the most devastating disease in the world, especially South Africa, and yet SA President Thabo Mbeki still harps on about "germs" and the "sin of lust" - and refuses to face the severity of the Aids crisis in his country.
posted by Hypnerotomachia at 12:22 AM on December 1, 2001

For reference: Puget Sound Blood Center's Information for All Donors About AIDS. Please remember, it is not possible to get any disease by donating blood.
posted by Carol Anne at 4:55 AM on December 1, 2001

umm yeah.. aids..
posted by BlitzK at 5:17 AM on December 1, 2001

here's a thought:
is the fashion for onanistic online sexual gratification a reaction to the dangers of real sex?
'beneath the gaudy trappings and superfluous surface of contemporary smut there lies a humorless plane on which fun and inner discovery have been replaced with a sterile and commerce-driven industry adrift in mall mentality and a constant AIDS fear. '
Sex, American Style.

Side order;
'wank-booths' are an american invention.
posted by asok at 6:21 AM on December 1, 2001

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