N. Korea, 'only country on earth' free of AIDS, expells 27 foreigners 37 replies

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tusse

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#31 16 years ago

Im referring more to vaccination programmes! Several cases in Africa where bloodborne disease is transmitted to those behind the originally infected in the line. Because a lot of people need a shot even such simple hygeinic procedures are ignored. So both needle and syrringe can be relevant.




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#32 16 years ago
CataphractRe-using needles doesn't necessarily increase the risk of AIDS. For example, a person can anesthetize the needle by heating it...

Heat-treating a needle is a poor way of sterilizing it. Most people don't know how to heat treat metallic items properly. Some bacteria and viruses can survive brief heating. Not only can you spread HIV, but also other bloodborne and deadly diseases like Hepatitis B and C (which cause liver failure, similar to alcoholism, and liver cancer). Using a strong sterilant like bleach or hydrogen peroxide would be better, because then it would also treat the inside of the needle and cover every tiny area. Not that I recommend people using needles, but if I had to put my chances on bleach versus heat treatment, I trust strong bleach. Everything, even mad cow prions, die in very concentrated bleach.




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#33 16 years ago

We are all assuming the average North Korean citizen has access to needles. I wouldn't be surprised if many never even see a needle in their lifetime. If they don't have the basics, they sure as hell don't have medicine.




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#34 16 years ago

Ment to post days ago but forums shutdown for the upgrading...

'LIGHTNING [NL']Are you kidding? Do you actually believe they are free of AIDS? That's rediculous...

It's the North Korean propaganda machine again. Every month they have something new. I can't believe people are buying this...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=ZeЯoNiTe]And you know this how?

Its NORTH KOREA. This is a country lead by a cliniclly insane child. Their country sucks so they educate kids in school on how North Korea is the best and everyone else is terrible. They play Kim Jong-praising songs over loudspeakers on the street corners. They have isolated themselves from the world. They only let people watch certin things. They censor everything unless it favors North Korea.

Remember that giant train explosion? Want to know how the world found out about it? We DETECTED it. North Korea wouldnt have told anyone that it screwed something up. The world kept asking 'wtf is this explosion', and finially the country replied with a limited press statement.

North Korea is basicially the pouty little kid in the world, but the pouty kid with as big of a gun as the grown adults.




King_Nothing100

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#35 16 years ago

The reason NK probabley has no HIV or AIDS is because it has strict borders, screening processes, and the fact they are probabley all locked up in their "Re-Education camps" AKA Concentration camps. Glad women here don't have to get an abortion North Korean sylee (proded with a stick in the gut or punched and kicked in the gut untill the foetus falls out). I'll try find the drawnings former camp prisoners and guards drew.




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#36 16 years ago

I just think that any news from North Korea is a load of BS.




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#37 16 years ago
King_Nothing100The reason NK probabley has no HIV or AIDS is because it has strict borders, screening processes, and the fact they are probabley all locked up in their "Re-Education camps" AKA Concentration camps.

And expelling 27 foreigners diagnosed with the AIDS virus will, by my logic, ensure that the country remains as such.




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#38 16 years ago

It isnt a bad policy from a certin view. Expelling the sick to stop the spread of a virus.... but because its from North Korea....they were doing it to brag about they have no AIDS, not to help iits people.