Thursday, March 26, 2009

HIV/AIDS Updates!

Haven't done one of these in a long while, so I thought I might take the opportunity to do one real quick. There are some big duh's in here:
  • The World Health Organization is shouting to the heavens on the connection between TB and HIV. The link is especially notable in the developed world, btw, as TB is very rare, though we have the occasional outbreak. In short: if you develop TB, it is recommended you be tested for HIV ASAP. 
  • We're back on the "circumcision helps prevent HIV" kick again. Except now we're saying it also helps protect against other STDs like herpes and HPV. Question: how about we press for condoms?
  • Oh, because the Pope isn't sure it's a great idea. There's a lot of interesting fallout from the statement that condoms promote AIDS (there are two links there, btw). Though I wouldn't call condom use, really, a "cult" -- more of a push. 
  • What?! Early treatment can lower the effects of a disease on your body -- SHUT UP!
Anyways, have a great day!

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