Does Conservatism Make Aids Worse? (links in description)

Posted by: reece

http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2015/01/23/southerners-among-lowest-aids-survival-rates#.VOkckfmUeT-

  • Yes. When society's oppress peoples natural sexuality, bad things happen.

  • No. Conservatism has nothing to do with aids.

25% 3 votes
75% 9 votes
  • They discourage abstinence education in school instead of comprehensive education about safe sex. This leaves many young people un or undereducated about condom use, ect. and thus they are less protected from the virus. Because even if you teach them abstinence it has been proven kids will have just as much sex. It will just be more dangerous.

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Vox_Veritas says2015-02-21T18:22:53.6399973-06:00
It's because the South is poor.
Hanspete says2015-02-21T18:26:25.4746589-06:00
Are you serious?
Vox_Veritas says2015-02-21T18:27:31.8357827-06:00
What do you mean?
reece says2015-02-21T18:31:46.8094722-06:00
@Vox_Veritas People would be shamed to get the help they need especially if it's a poor black person asking. Also the education for protection is horrible.
reece says2015-02-21T18:32:59.5074812-06:00
Poor, black and gay person i mean. It would be the worst if you lived in the south.
Vox_Veritas says2015-02-21T18:38:04.9808066-06:00
There should be no stigma from AIDS if you didn't get it through sexual contact. And if you did, well, suck it up and get the proper help anyway. If it's your reputation or your life, then choose your life. It really is that simple. I'm pretty sure, however, that the solution to AIDS is not to encourage more promiscuity. That's like saying that the Titanic needed more ice.
reece says2015-02-21T18:43:41.6628161-06:00
I didn't mean they would shame them self's. I agree with everything else.
PetersSmith says2015-02-21T18:54:59.9234129-06:00
I'd say liberalism would make AIDS worse considering liberals are more likely to have premarital sex.
PetersSmith says2015-02-21T18:59:26.1685679-06:00
Although, I think I realized why Southerners have the lowest AIDS survival rates. The South, I believe, has more black people than all other areas of the United States. On average, the survival time for African-Americans with AIDS is lower than for other racial or ethnic groups. Thus, from the data gathered, Conservatism does not make AIDS worse.
reece says2015-02-21T19:00:52.4816553-06:00
So are you going to vote no?
PetersSmith says2015-02-21T19:02:43.5987052-06:00
Reece: I rarely vote on anyone's polls. And since you asked me to vote, I am now obligated to not vote anyway.
briantheliberal says2015-02-21T19:02:54.6759893-06:00
Liberals support the use of birth control and protection, as well as sex education, conservative do not.
briantheliberal says2015-02-21T19:04:37.8982367-06:00
And yes conservatives make the AIDS epidemic worse, not only because of the reasons I stated above, but also because many of them support the oppression of LGBT individuals in society, leading young gay men and women to grow up hiding their sexuality and engaging in risky behavior.
PetersSmith says2015-02-21T19:05:57.2654723-06:00
Briantheliberal: The "link" is saying that Southerners have the lowest survival rate from AIDS. However, this is not because of conservatism rather because of racial reasons.
briantheliberal says2015-02-21T19:11:33.7231018-06:00
I am aware of what the link says, but I am adding on to the overall premise of it. Homophobic conservative beliefs worsens the AIDS epidemic. http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/resources/exchange/2012/04/discrimination-homophobia.aspx
reece says2015-02-21T19:12:34.2898552-06:00
@PetersSmith haven't you seen my other poll on how Conservatism is linked to lower education and prejudices? I'll try and find it. You need critical thinking (understanding logical connections between ideas.)
briantheliberal says2015-02-21T19:14:50.7127541-06:00
This one? http://www.debate.org/polls/low-iq-and-conservative-beliefs-linked-to-prejudice-links-in-description
reece says2015-02-21T19:17:35.3249769-06:00
@briantheliberal Yup ;) I was a bit off on the description though.
Vox_Veritas says2015-02-21T20:26:01.2898598-06:00
Briantheliberal: There would be no need for birth control of people simply abstained from sex, or masturbated at most.
briantheliberal says2015-02-21T20:34:49.5592406-06:00
Vox, what a ridiculous expectation. People have sex, the best method is to teach them to protect themselves and get tested regularly. Promoting abstinence doesn't work. http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/02/20/3310751/abstinence-failures-charts/ and conservatives tend to be against masturbation as well.
mdmark says2015-03-19T19:22:25.6232710-05:00
Wouldn't expect anything other from you reece

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