On Thu, 2008-04-24 at 11:22 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Atzelan wrote:
> > Derek Broughton schrieb:
> >> Mario Vukelic wrote:
> >>> On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 09:44 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> >>>> It's just like live viruses - if I don't engage in
> >>>> risky sex and share needles, I really don't need to take AIDS
> >>>> antivirals
> >>> While I agree with the general sentiment wrt to computers, I think the
> >>> high number of HIV positive people who never performed either of those
> >>> actions will disagree with this particular statement.
> >>> But no flamewar please
let's take this private if there's need for
> >>> discussion.
> >> Flames aren't necessary. There are _not_ a high number of people who are
> >> HIV positive who didn't indulge in risky behaviours. There are a
> >> _significant_ number, I agree, and there are more risk behaviours than I
> >> mentioned - but I'm not a Dental Assistant, either, so that rules out a
> >> whole lot of possible sources of contagion.
> > Getting a blood-transfusion in a hospital is a risky behaviour?
> Not any more, but it was. Not a risk that people chose for themselves,
> true, but that was my point about there not being a _high_ number of such
> people. It's a few _thousand_ worldwide, compared to millions who have
> aquired the virus through voluntary or forced risky behaviour.
This thread is way OT folks. The signal to noise ratio is already terrible on this list.
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