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Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 08:30 AM
AIDS rising among S.Africa's rich, best-educated

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - 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.

The study by the Markinor polling firm and the University of South Africa (UNISA) showed a rapid increase in
HIV infections in professional people and those with full-time employment -- both key to South Africa's hopes to spur economic development.

"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."

The study challenges widespread assumptions about South Africa's HIV/AIDS crisis, which is often described as a disease of the rural poor who lack access to information, treatment and basic health services.


Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 10:44 AM
That's what happens in a society where f*cking babies is thought of as a cure for AIDS. Disease doesn't discriminate between rich and poor.

What you f*ck, you will reap.

Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 11:10 PM
I just feel sorry for the children and women who are raped and get HIV/AIDS or other diseases as well. I do not have a link but violent rape especially of children increases the chance of the victim getting infected. If I lived in africa I would use a RapeX (http://www.rapestop.net/) condom as well as keep up on my self defense and probably learn to shoot a gun.

Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 12:38 PM
If I lived in africa I would use a RapeX (http://www.rapestop.net/) condom as well as keep up on my self defense and probably learn to shoot a gun.
I'd never heard of this before;

Won't the rapist kill me? (javascript:void(0)) Sadly, many women have been killed over time, as nobody can guarantee the outcome of any rape! However, the huge plus-factor is that the discomfort and pain is such, that the rapist would be disabled temporarily, (much worse than a kick in the groin that self-defence instructors teach women!) giving you time to get away and get help.