The most group of people that AIDS has been most prominently associated with is gay men. This is not very surprising when you look into the whole sociology of AIDS with a good realistic knowledge of the flaws in AIDS science. Of course, this is claimed by many to be because anal sex is more prone to transmitting the AIDS virus. That notion fails to withstand scrutiny on so many levels it's too big to go into here.
It fails to take into account, for instance, the experience of a medical officer in a South African men's jail who said that with typically 30 men to a cell, and that "sex is rampant, and condom use virtually non-existent", the jail has a rate of HIV+ diagnoses dramatically lower than that claimed for the general population of South Africa and virtually no deaths classified as AIDS in a seven year period. That does rather challenge the notion that it's men having rampant sex that is inherently the cause of AIDS - perhaps there has been some other difference in men having sex between groups of men in an African Jail, and groups of men on the gay scene in LA, SF, NY and London?
I bought this book because from her previous writing I already knew that the author had analysed some of the same source documents about the discovery of HIV that I had and come to the same conclusions. It was already a subject about which I considered myself fairly knowledgeable so I was eager to see what a whole book's worth of investigation would reveal. In the event I found it absolutely stunning to read.
I was diagnosed ‘HIV’ positive two years ago to this day. I was 17 weeks pregnant at the time and had just left my relationship 8 weeks previously due to on-going domestic violence. Given my circumstances I was surprisingly upbeat as I walked into the hospital that evening. The sun was shining, I was getting stronger with every day that passed and I felt that things could only improve. I couldn’t have been more wrong.