Self-proclaimed professional YouTube critics have labeled our latest AIDS sketch as factually questionable. Sometimes people get upset when we BBQ their sacred cows. To satisfy the skeptics here’s the AIDS sketch with sources included below. You’re welcome.
Funding for AIDS Research
U.S. government funding for AIDS, 1981-2004:
FY 2016 (Dollars in millions):
Cancer: $5,589 | US Mortality 2015: 652,672
Diabetes: $1,084 | US Mortality 2015: 252,806
Heart Disease: $1,289 | US Mortality 2015: 1,202,319
HIV/AIDS: $3,000 | US Mortality 2015: 8,300 [sic!]
Pneumonia: $127 | US Mortality 2015: 157,289
In 1987, Oprah Winfrey warned: “Research studies now project that one in five—listen to me, hard to believe—one in five heterosexuals could be dead from AIDS at the end of the next three years. That’s by 1990. One in five.”
Tierney, John. (June 15, 2001). The Big City; In 80’s, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS. New York Times.
Monina Klevens, Patricia L. Fleming, Joyce J. Neal, Jianmin Li. Is There Really a Heterosexual AIDS Epidemic in the United States?Findings from a Multisite Validation Study, 1992–1995. Am J Epidemiol1999; 149 (1): 75-84.
Patel P, Borkowf CB, Brooks JT. Et al. (2014). Estimating per-act HIV transmission risk: a systematic review. AIDS. 28(10):1509-19
Even among female street prostitutes, HIV is essentially nonexistent unless they are intravenous drug users. In fact, prostitutes who injected drugs were actually a little less likely to get HIV than intravenous drug users in general (“12.9% HIV prevalence among female drug injectors involved in prostitution and 14.4% HIV prevalence among drug injectors not involved in prostitution.”)
A recent study in the UK found that 1 in 5 men who claim to be straight actually caught HIV from having sex with men. So roughly 20% of “heterosexuals” who’ve caught aids are actually closeted gay/bi.
Original conference paper abstract: http://www.croiconference.org/sessions/nondisclosed-msm-link-together-hiv-transmission-networks
AIDS and Gay Sex
One of the reasons why gays are much more likely to have HIV/AIDS? Unprotected anal sex.
Even a gay leader calls AIDS ‘a Gay Disease’
Gay, bisexual [men] made up an estimated 2% of the population but 55% of people living with HIV in the United States in 2013.