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Tory criticises cuts in London HIV programmes

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  1. Tom Forrest 7 Dec 2007, 10:15pm

    It is not before time that cuts were made in this department, all funding should be removed from those whose lifestyle choice is the main cause of the spread of HIV/AIDS in this country.

  2. nice idea Tom, and while we’re at it lets stop funding for all illness/injury caused by choice, including STD, child-birth, schools etc. And let’s stop the Coastguard and RNLI to rescuing people who put themselves in danger. Oh, and we can disband mountain rescue.No sorry, Tom, the health service etc is indivisible, once you start rationing according to blame, you fragment the social contract.

  3. Sister Mary Clarence 8 Dec 2007, 11:39am

    Apyrs, unfortunately is seems rationing has already started, Tom’s not getting the antipsychotic medication he clearly needs.I would also hazard a guess that education was also rationed in his area too.For almost every condition some doctor somewhere will attribute it to something you have or haven’t done – too much salt, not enough green vegetables, too much fatty food, not enough exercise. Where do we draw the line and who decides it.We all need to be educated to know the risks involved in the actions we take.Tom just needs to be educated.

  4. William - Dublin 8 Dec 2007, 11:45am

    Actually, Tom, its people like you who think begin gay is a “lifestyle choice” who are the biggest risk in the HIV prevention. You’re stupidity and ignorance is what’s spreads all diseases.Perhaps you care explain how your overwhelming ignorance of the world became a lifestyle choice for you? You must be very proud of your stupidity to come in to a site like this and display it like a badge of merit.

  5. Robert, ex-pat Brit 8 Dec 2007, 1:41pm

    And Tom, lets stop treating heterosexuals who contract HIV too and while we’re at it, cancer patients the overwhelming majority of which are straight as well as smokers whose “lifestyles” cause them to succumb to lung cancer, stroke victims whose cholesterol counts cause heart attacks, congestive heart failure for want of a better diet. I assume the latter two are straight diseases?

  6. Robert, ex-pat Brit 8 Dec 2007, 1:44pm

    Tom, did you choose to be straight or when did you know you were straight, assuming you are, or are you just one of those self-loathing, closeted gays or socalled ex-gays who can’t get a date let alone get laid?

  7. Tom may have the common sense of an apple, but Sister Mary should know better than to make throw-away comments about mental health. She should learn what anti-psychotics are used for before prescribing them.

  8. Sister Mary Clarence 8 Dec 2007, 8:23pm

    Angela, poppet, I am well aware of antipsychotics should be prescribed for, and what they are actually prescribed for, which are sometimes one and the same, and sometimes not.They are legitimately prescribed for psychosis – a loss of contact with reality, which is something that Tom seems to be exhibiting signs of, as he often does.I presume you’ve got some axe to grind about the use of antipsychotics. I am aware that many people have due to their someone less legitimate use in treating dementia.

  9. Bill Perdue 9 Dec 2007, 8:44pm

    When Tony Blair began steering the Labour Party to the right he pulled out all the stops by becoming Bush’s lapdog in the oil piracy in Iraq. He obediently followed Bush’s lead, even repeating his lies about WMD’s and imminent catastrophe. Depending on whose stats you believe the financial cost of the English share of the war is nearly £8 billion. That’s enoough to pay for needed treatment and research programs to help people with severe medical problems and then some. Totally ending participation in Bush’s coalition of the ‘unwilling’ would immediately slow the genocidal levels of civilian murders there and end causalities among the invading armies. The fortunes being spent to steal Iraqi oil can then be diverted to better uses. It can’t happen too quickly.,

  10. Sister Mary Clarence 10 Dec 2007, 12:52am

    Nice try Bill, I don’t think that anyone of us is stupid enough to think that pulling out of Iraq would result in Britain finding a cure for HIV, or that we did not find one because of the war in Iraq.I’m guessing Tony Blair Co did not say to Gordon Brown one day: “Shall we wage an illegal war in Iraq, or find a cure for HIV? What do you think Chancellor?””Well, I’m game for Iraq, Tony, but I was going to raise the budget for HIV research by eight billion to eight billion fifty-three million four hundred thousand this year. I’ll tell you what though, I’ll shelve that – we’ll just keep it at £53.4 million and we can have the ruddy war. HIV can wait.”Please God can we not skew this story off on a tangent about f**king Iraq.

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