The #GOP and Science – #Akin and Stacey Campfield

Now remember, this is the same state who believes hand-holding leads to pregnancy…

Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) falsely claimed on Thursday that it was nearly impossible for someone to contract AIDS through heterosexual contact.

‘Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,’ he told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ. ‘It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall.’

‘My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.’

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/26/gop-lawmaker-virtually-impossible-to-get-aids-through-heterosexual-sex/

Yes, the story is from the first part of this year, but still, in light of the recent anti-science Akin, King and nearly every other GOP candidate… lately…

 

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3 Replies to “The #GOP and Science – #Akin and Stacey Campfield”

  1. It depends on the category:
    “The chance of catching the AIDS virus from a single act of heterosexual intercourse with an infected partner is 1 in 500 if no condom is used, according to a report published in the current issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association…Their report found a ”tremendous variation” in the degree of risk, depending on the circumstances, ranging from 1 in 5 billion for a low-risk partner to 1 in 500 in the most dangerous single encounters…In a middle category, one-time sex with someone who is not in a high risk group but whose infection status is unknown carried a 1 in 5 million risk of infection without a condom”
    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/04/22/us/researchers-list-odds-of-getting-aids-in-heterosexual-intercourse.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    Anyway, do not risk!

      1. I read that ‘Stacey Campfield (R) falsely claimed on Thursday that it was nearly impossible for someone to contract AIDS through heterosexual contact…”.
        And I submitted an article about this topic and everyone could judge also because strangely rawstory’s article rightly debunks with links all Campfield’s crazy theories except this that it is the title of the article…

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