Tuesday, January 30, 2007

AIDS rising among S.Africa's rich, best-educated

And here I was thinking that the rich and well educated reproduced through telekinesis.

South Africa's AIDS epidemic, often regarded by health workers as a disease of the poor, is in fact spreading quickly among the country's richest and best educated people, researchers said on Tuesday.

That's cause the rich fuck the poor, in more ways than one.

"The high risk group is growing, it is getting older and it is getting richer," said Carel van Aardt, director of UNISA's Bureau of Market Research. "This could represent a whole new wave of the epidemic."

It's almost as if the virus doesn't care who it infects.

South Africa now has some 5.5 million HIV-positive people out of a total population of some 45 million, giving it an estimated overall prevalence rate of about 11 percent and one of the worst AIDS caseloads in the world.

Oh, I call dibs on a coastal city when everybody's dead.

Researchers said there were many possible factors behind the spread of HIV among upper levels of society, among them confused government messages about HIV/AIDS, greater disposable income and leisure, and general apathy about safe sex practices.

Oh please, it's plain stupidity and "it won't happen to me" attitude. Does everyone in South Africa need us to hold their hands and tell them "no, no that's bad" when they're doing something stupid? If you have sex without protection, you're risking getting AIDS. If you get AIDS, you're going to die. There, if you don't understand that consider yourself lucky if someone fucks you anyway.

2 Comments:

Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

'Africa' and 'Best Educated' . . . hmmm, it's a relative thing I guess.

Like, if you strike a match in a dark room it seems really bright, but not if you strike the same match in bright sunlight!

January 31, 2007 4:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't be that bright if they're still screwing without a condum.

February 01, 2007 2:29 PM  

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