"It was clear soon after the emergence of the HIV epidemic that discrimination, gender inequality and lack of access to essential services have made some populations more vulnerable than others,'' said Prof Tarantola, of the University of NSW.Life sure is different over there in the reality-based community. Maybe this is party of Whitey's grand plan to spread some of that good ol' government-engineered HIV. Wright is a prophet.
Those problems had not gone away, he said, and today extra threats were lurking on the horizon "as the global economic situation deteriorates, food scarcity worsens and climate change begins to affect those who were already dependent on survival economies''.
"Climate change will trigger a chain of events which is likely to increase the stress on society and result in higher vulnerability to diseases including HIV,'' said Prof Tarantola, due to address an HIV forum in Sydney tonight.
"Climate change will lead to food scarcity and poorer nutrition, putting people with perilous immune systems at more risk of dying of HIV, as well as contracting and transmitting new and unusual infections,'' Prof Cooper said.
Actual Headline: "Global warming set to fan HIV"
You read that right. In addition to causing heat waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, and snow storms, global warming is now set to help spread AIDS: