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Did more gay men die in NYC during the AIDS crisis than US soldiers in Vietnam?

False (but it's still a lot) Government archives also put the total number of US military fatalities in Vietnam at around 58,000. The New York City Department of Health provides the statistics for ...
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Were 25% of newly-infected HIV-positive gay men actively seeking infection in 2003?

The number originates from a Rolling Stone article titled Bug Chasers by Gregory Freeman: Cabaj estimates that at least twenty-five percent of all newly infected gay men fall into that category. ...
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In the USA, is AIDS most prevalent in the gay male population?

Yes, according to statistics (2010): Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) of all races and ethnicities remain the population most profoundly affected by HIV. Although MSM ...
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Does tetrasilver tetroxide cure AIDS?

No, it doesn't cure AIDS. A page with a list of fake cures states: Tetrasil (or Imusil) is a substance containing tetrasilver tetroxide. A patent held by Dr. Marvin S. Antelman claims that this ...
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Are activities in which both people bleed on each other considered "No Risk" for the transmission of HIV?

Regarding the claim that scratching is a "No Risk" activity, here is a study showing no HIV transmission from scratches and bites from a person with contaminated fingers and mouth: To examine the ...
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Did more gay men die in NYC during the AIDS crisis than US soldiers in Vietnam?

The original Tumblr post has been edited to disavow the claim ("this post is from 2014 I have NO IDEA what statistic i could have possibly been referencing ... edit again: I think it was probably this"...
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Does tetrasilver tetroxide cure AIDS?

No, tetrasilver tetroxide has not been demonstrated as an effective antiviral agent, which would be required to remove the HIV virus that causes AIDS. In 2005, a review examined the claims from ...
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Did the Special Virus-Cancer Program (SVCP) exist?

Yes, the Special Virus Cancer Program (no dash) did exist. It was intended to identify cancer-causing viruses, with the aim of preventing and curing human cancers. It was in some ways a failure, in ...
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Did an experimental Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) cause the AIDS pandemic?

Different theories have emerged to hypothesize about origins for the human immunodeficiency infection (HIV) and (AIDS), with theories emerging from coincidental acts to evidently intentional acts. ...
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Has HIV ever been isolated?

There's actually a paper published only one year after the other answer "Catching HIV ‘in the act’ with 3D electron microscopy", which I think satisfies some of the imaging requirements. Of ...
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Does UAE screen people with HIV/AIDS at the airport?

Have they had some sort of HIV/AIDS test for some people? Yes. From HIV/AIDS in the United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates has imposed HIV/AIDS travel restrictions on persons applying for ...
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Did the Special Virus-Cancer Program (SVCP) exist?

Evidence: Special Virus Cancer Program evolved from the original Solid Tumor-Virus Program in 1968 under the direction of National Cancer Institute. Because of the growing significance of the ...
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Did UNAIDS and the CDC recommend circumcision for African countries?

True That There Safety Benefits Are Huge For the WHO: There is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by approximately 60%. ...
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Are the chances of contracting HIV from an infected person this low?

The first statement is supported by the very comprehensive reference that you cite. However, the second statement about anal intercourse is an underestimate according to the same reference, at least ...
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Do 62% of gay men diagnosed with AIDS practice unsafe sex?

Such a value is, indeed, a finding of the CDC report in question. The LifeSiteNews article which paraphrases it is (purposefully, I believe) misleading, and fails to invoke the precise quantities ...
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What are the chances of female-to-male HIV transmission during straight sex?

This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrates there are many factors involved in the risk of the transmission of HIV in heterosexual acts. Boily MC1, Baggaley RF, Wang L, Masse B, White RG, ...
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Did the Special Virus-Cancer Program (SVCP) exist?

According to Departments of Labor, and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriations for 1971: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Ninety-first ...
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Does tetrasilver tetroxide cure AIDS?

I can apply for a patent for a gadget that I envision. That doesn't mean the gadget does what I purport that it does. For example: I beleive that I can create an engine that uses water as intake, ...
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