“The Truth On Beating AIDS”
According to USA Today, during a World’s AIDS event in Washington, President Obama recently declared, “We can beat this disease.” Further, he said, “The rate of new infections may be going down elsewhere, but it’s not going down here in America,” and “There are communities in this country being devastated still by this disease. When new infections among young, Black, gay men increase by nearly 50 percent in three years, we need to do more to show them that their lives matter.” With such an alarming increase, what are the responibilities of the involved individuals? Certainly, most everyone in America knows how AIDS is transmitted. Thus, is it the government’s role to control the individual decisions made by consenting adults, even if they make the wrong decisions, which taxpayers then have to cover the enormous cost for their medical care?