Baby rapes to cure AIDs

  1. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=25806

    Horrendous news from Africa. They believe that having sex with a virgin can cure AIDS. Apparently their holy men that teach them this.
    7500 rapes in 1994, currently over 25000.
    National AIDS conference this week criticised US for not providing enough funding, and said the funding we did give, we were not allowing them to control the spending.
    WHO IS IN CHARGE?
    WHo do we call/write/knock on their door?
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  3. by   caroladybelle
    This is old news to anyone that reads "liberal" media. This has been going on for decades.

    When Bush stopped some PP funds, "to promote family values", it also stopped funds for education, for repair of gynecological mutilation (causing sterility and resulting in divorce/abandonment of families).

    By the same token, they should be educating their people. It should not be our responsibility. By neglecting to correct these ideas, they only destroy their future.
  4. by   suzanne4
    This was just on Oprah so everyone is paying attention to it.

    This has been going on for some time, not just recently.................the govts are aware of it and nothing has been done to stop it..................
    Sure, it is revolting, but it is going to continue to go on until more drugs are available and more funding for education.
  5. by   Tweety
    I've said it before. Our biggest crime as a nation, thatsupposedly is out to stop injustices in the world (i.e. the trillions of dollars spent in the middle east), is our neglect of Africa. Famine, genocide, and AIDS, we don't do enough, considering the excuses people use for us going to other places in the world like the middle east and Yugoslavia.
  6. by   BeachNurse
    Quote from Mschrisco
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=25806

    Horrendous news from Africa. They believe that having sex with a virgin can cure AIDS. Apparently their holy men that teach them this.
    7500 rapes in 1994, currently over 25000.
    National AIDS conference this week criticised US for not providing enough funding, and said the funding we did give, we were not allowing them to control the spending.
    WHO IS IN CHARGE?
    WHo do we call/write/knock on their door?
    This is absolutely true..about the rapes. I have seen raped women testify to it on video when one of our physicians was in Africa. It is old news, but very relevent. The thinking here is, "we don't need your drugs because we don't have a problem". You would NOT believe the extent of how much the tiny percentage of wealth and power controls this country and how much suffering the people are enduring with the HIV/AIDS problem.
  7. by   BeachNurse
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    I've said it before. Our biggest crime as a nation, thatsupposedly is out to stop injustices in the world (i.e. the trillions of dollars spent in the middle east), is our neglect of Africa. Famine, genocide, and AIDS, we don't do enough, considering the excuses people use for us going to other places in the world like the middle east and Yugoslavia.

    Please see my other posts in regard to Africa. The media can spin the US as the bad buys all they want. I have personally witnessed US pharmaceutical companies attempting to deliver HIV meds to Africa and they were turned out. There is a very small minority of people in power who control everything. How frustrating is it to hold your hand out to desperately sick people and have it slapped away by the few powerful wealthy??!! WE ARE TRYING, and we have tried to help. The people of this country are not getting the accurate picture and it angers me beyond words. The physician I work for is in Bangkok and I am anxious to hear about what went on at the conference. From HIS mouth.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from BeachNurse
    Please see my other posts in regard to Africa. The media can spin the US as the bad buys all they want. I have personally witnessed US pharmaceutical companies attempting to deliver HIV meds to Africa and they were turned out. There is a very small minority of people in power who control everything. How frustrating is it to hold your hand out to desperately sick people and have it slapped away by the few powerful wealthy??!! WE ARE TRYING, and we have tried to help. The people of this country are not getting the accurate picture and it angers me beyond words. The physician I work for is in Bangkok and I am anxious to hear about what went on at the conference. From HIS mouth.
    This is true . . there is alot of education going on . . see the other thread about this issue.

    It is hard to fight thousands of years of "witchdoctors".

    steph
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from BeachNurse
    Please see my other posts in regard to Africa. The media can spin the US as the bad buys all they want. I have personally witnessed US pharmaceutical companies attempting to deliver HIV meds to Africa and they were turned out. There is a very small minority of people in power who control everything. How frustrating is it to hold your hand out to desperately sick people and have it slapped away by the few powerful wealthy??!! WE ARE TRYING, and we have tried to help. The people of this country are not getting the accurate picture and it angers me beyond words. The physician I work for is in Bangkok and I am anxious to hear about what went on at the conference. From HIS mouth.

    This is true. But yet we go to Iraq and overthrow their government for crimes against it's people, but why not Africa. So hypocritical of us IMO.

    But I hear what you're saying. People have starved while shiploads of grain is in their harbor. So sad.
  10. by   pickledpepperRN
    SOME cultures on the continent of Africa have used anal intercourse as a method of birth control for centuries.

    RNs from both Suth Africa (Bushman culture) ve told me their mothers said it kept father happy and allowed a smaller family.


    EDUCATION. Honest facts as we know them. TTrain the trainer seema a good start.
    That said i have been to Guatamala on a church sponsored medical team. People did stop washing diapers and menstrual cloths in the same river they get drinking water from. They were open to education

    Another group went to Haiti. Too many without any science education have beliefs such as using animal manure as a ointment on the unbilical chord. Tetanus is common. SOME people there were fearful and violent toward US nurses and physicians.

    President Aristide started a medical school and primary schools. It is nearly impossible to teach older people who don't trust you.
    The fear is something i have experienced from patients who were afraid I would use a hair or dirty bathwater containing skin cells to hex them.

    EDUCATION!
  11. by   mscsrjhm
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    This is true. But yet we go to Iraq and overthrow their government for crimes against it's people, but why not Africa. So hypocritical of us IMO.
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy

    But I hear what you're saying. People have starved while shiploads of grain is in their harbor. So sad.


    I don't think we want to 'overthrow' Mandela.
  12. by   mscsrjhm
    Quote from caroladybelle
    This is old news to anyone that reads "liberal" media. This has been going on for decades.
    Quote from caroladybelle

    When Bush stopped some PP funds, "to promote family values", it also stopped funds for education, for repair of gynecological mutilation (causing sterility and resulting in divorce/abandonment of families).

    By the same token, they should be educating their people. It should not be our responsibility. By neglecting to correct these ideas, they only destroy their future.


    South African police statistics show that last year alone, 21,538 rapes and attempted rapes of children under the age of 18 were reported. The KwaZulu-Natal province, which includes Durban, where concern has already been expressed over the sharp rise in child abuse cases, was top of the list with 4,797 reported cases in 2000, followed by Gauteng province (formerly Transvaal, which includes Johannesburg) with 4,316.

    I would say that things have increased over the decades.
  13. by   fergus51
    Quote from Mschrisco

    I don't think we want to 'overthrow' Mandela.
    I don't think he's talking about Mandela (especially since it's Mbeki or something now). There are more than enough crazy, brutal leaders in Africa.
  14. by   Dixiedi
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    This is true. But yet we go to Iraq and overthrow their government for crimes against it's people, but why not Africa. So hypocritical of us IMO.

    But I hear what you're saying. People have starved while shiploads of grain is in their harbor. So sad.
    What are the crimes against people in Africa? I personally do not know, I have not followed Africa as I surely should but a government that chooses NOT to receive our handouts does not deserve to be overthrown.
    I do not want to get into another Iraq discussion here since my post would be censored out but I would like to know why you think the HIV/AIDS problem in Africa is our business? (Aside from the humanity, which we are trying to act on.)

    Africa has no real importance in the global economy nor is it's government a threat to our own. Why should we make their health our business in a military fashion? We are in Iraq becasue our elected officials believe they were a threat to our soil, our economics. We are not thier becuase of their health.

    And then, what could become of our own troops over there with AIDS running so rampant, the situation would be far worse than Syph in WWII, Korea and Nam put together!

    Really, I want to hear your reasoning, the African population is going to dissapear if action is not taken, but action by force doesn't make sense to me.

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