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Heterosexual AIDS in the US: Still Not a Crisis 
10th-Jun-2008 09:46 am
Inspiration
Many remember the cover of TIME magazine and its "scare" stories about heterosexual AIDS. Some of my friends remember Michael Fumento and his determined fact checking that demonstrated that there was no danger of such an epidemic in the US. This week, the news is officially in: there is no such epidemic. There is an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases: any time "one in four" is a good statistical description, you have a serious problem.

And, for those following James Taranto, who enquires about apologies: just because the facts are against them, don't expect "experts" to change their tune. After all, the point of expertise is that no one questions you, and everybody believes you.
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