Sep 5, 2013 at 17:03:47
“Loulou11: Don't be devastated. If she has access to antiretroviral therapy and good clinical access then HIV infection is similar to managing diabetes and she should have a health future that is comparable or even better than she had before. This disease isn't what it was 15 years ago. In a couple more years we will have once a month drugs. Its moving forward that rapidly.
When I started in this field, no one used the C-word (cure) but now we do and groups are being well funded to look for a cure. Most importantly, pharma are working on a cure and as you know, if you want a job done right, give it to people with stock in the issue. The future is very bright for HIV.”
Sep 5, 2013 at 17:00:04
“They should only use placebo when there is no known effective intervention. In this case, there is no other vaccine so a placebo is ethically valid. However, it needs to be done with the addition of known preventive non-vaccine interventions, such as condoms, access to circumcision, and partner reduction. If you look at the IAVI website they have a good document on the ethics of HIV vaccine trials.”
Sep 4, 2013 at 16:54:49
“Agreed. This is a phase 1 trial. It proves nothing, but it does get people hopeful for not much reason.
Having worked in biomedical research on HIV for almost 15 years, I can assure you, this report is disingenuous. They neglected to mention its from a biotech in Korea who are now hoping to float the company.”
loulou11 on Sep 5, 2013 at 00:55:57
“Skeries, oh no. I have an immediate female heterosexual relative, non drug user who has just been diagnosed and we as a family are devastated.
Our world has fallen apart, we honestly thought this virus was only prevelant in certain groups. She was in a long term relationship too and contracted it from her partner.
I was jumping for joy when I saw this article but then reality bit when I read your post : (”
Apr 12, 2013 at 21:51:19
Canada British Columbia
“I do know John Furlong and I also have worked in healthcare in Africa for almost two decades. A death is equallt tragic no matter where it happens. To lose a family member is heart-wrenching, whether they are well-known to the public or not. It is also possible for people to empathize with someone else's loss, whether they knew the person or not.
Stop and think about how hurtful your comments may be to someone who is touched by tragedy.”
Michael Bo on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:48:49
“Good for you. I do not know him.
I am much more heartbroken at the thousands of babies and children dying of starvation around the world any day.”
“Don't trust scientists. I am one. They are the most egotistical and self-serving profession in the non-profit world.
As someone else above said, "Run penguins... Run for your damned lives."”
slimbear on Jan 27, 2013 at 01:32:47
“sure you are, you can be whatever you want”
Jt John on Jan 27, 2013 at 01:03:05
“You probably haven't met any REAL scientists. ”
Joe Padilla on Jan 26, 2013 at 23:33:04
“Good comment. Everybody thinks their industry is most corrupt. It's because most all of us have to cross the intersection of right, wrong, and our income. Thanks to that little thing called bills and profit, the system is brutal.”
Dec 28, 2012 at 19:25:35
Canada British Columbia
“I live in Vancouver BC. Why am I only hearing about this through the HuffPo?
This should be all over the west coast media and all us BC'ers shuld be on the lookout for a good description of the vehicle. This is the closest opportunity to possibly put a stop to this terrible circumstance.
I hope the woman recovers well. My thoughts are with her and the other victims.”
AcunningDisguise on Dec 29, 2012 at 19:53:14
“Your assuming a single perpetrator is involved. That is in no way a certainty.”
agsterino on Dec 28, 2012 at 22:39:30
“If you have only heard it from one source, and not a provincial alert, you might want to reserve judgement about the facts until the RCMP make a statement.
Christmas Eve hitch hiking, alone, defenceless, no one to call for a ride in that area knowing the danger involved, going the "wrong way"? Van headed in wrong direction or turning around after the girl was inside? Jumping out on a bridge after slowing down?
“Well, when you make sweeping statements that people "in those parts of the world" ..."do not have any value on human life" it shows two important things. First, that you make sweeping statements about people from places where you have no understanding of, because people there hurt just as much as you or I when someone they love dies; and second, that random acts of violence don't occur here in Canada or US, or wherever you would consider not to be "one of those parts of the world."”
Dec 29, 2011 at 20:15:36
“Well, arguably, what he could have done was listen to the RPF and get out of their way so that they could end the genocide early, which they did end up doing. Thats one of the main reasons Dallaire isn't well liked.
The situation may have eventually gotten to where it did because of colonialism, but the reason it exploded is because no one tried to stop it. As Rwandans will tell you nowadays, it can't happen again, because no one will let it happen again (in terms of street side hateful conversations, radio, newspapers, etc.).
I don't think this has anything to do with Canadians or not. If you want to find heroes during those dark days you need not look any further than the Rwandans themselves. No one talks about the Rwandan resistance groups who fought with sticks and stones to save their families. Maybe because there is no movie about it.”
Dec 29, 2011 at 19:00:11
“Look, it was a good movie that raised awareness. I don't think we will ever hear the truth about who the real heroes were or were not in Rwanda because there were so few witnesses.
But its now time to respectfully give Rwanda a chance to be recognized for how farther have come in 17 years. Rwanda can't always be equated with the genocide or they will not move on economically or emotionally. Its a beautiful country with beautiful people that have themselves figured out how to move on or make the best of their situations. Its the west that remains obsessed with the genocide as a way of dealing with collective guilt. As Dallaire tried to point out, if the UN had intervened appropriately, this could all have been prevented.”
Dec 29, 2011 at 18:50:40
“Dallaire isn't universally respected in Rwanda. The average Rwandan thinks he didn't do enough, a feeling also shared by his second in command.”
Imenagitero on Jan 3, 2012 at 15:37:48
“I talking like an eye witness. I remember Dallaire's convoy of white jeeps everyday passing by my house in Gatsata, outskirt of the capital, escorting hundreds of Rwandans from the hands of killers to a more safer place in the Northern Rwanda.
With little military means with no resuplly, he really managed to save people. Those who think he did not do much are not considering that this guy was actually operating out of his mandate and he only used his appreciation as a Commander but also he displayed a sense of humanity worth praising.”
Darkripple on Dec 29, 2011 at 19:25:23
“I believe he had a hard time with this feeling himself. Knowing what I do about the situation I would say that it would be pretty tough to armchair quarterback it. The famous line about bringing a knife to a gunfight comes to mind, but that wasn't his doing. What more could he have done that would not have sacrificed his command? Hey I know, keep trying to help for years after. This he has done.
This situation rose from exploitative colonial policy as much as it did from thousands of years of tribal warfare. The same manipulative money grubbing behavior that's still making a mess of our country, world, and reputation abroad where Canadian corporations operate unethically. Canadians are not universally respected abroad but where we are I'm pretty sure it has to do with the actions of individual citizens and until recently the moral compass of our government. Now it's just up to the individual.”