There is a horrific report out of the Royal Society of Medicine. The number of AIDS cases in Africa continues to rise and is often blamed upon cultural practices and incompetent governments. Now, however, a report indicates that almost five million cases were likely caused by poor health practices, particularly the use of dirty needles by medical personnel.
John Potterat, an epidemiologist accuses the international community of ignoring that evidence that shows “directly that many Africans are at risk from a wide range of common skin puncturing practices that may involve contaminated instruments and materials. By uncritically accepting the orthodox view that HIV is almost exclusively transmitted by sex, public health workers and researchers are complicit in prolonging avoidable suffering.”
More than 22 million people living in Africa have the HIV virus and 2 million died last year from AIDS.
African doctors commonly reuse needles for vaccinations and other standard medical procedures.
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