Originally Posted by Dave
People are stupid.
This is why these types of diseases spread like they do.
I get what you are trying to say but that is a pretty big generalization for the cause and continuing propagation of the disease. Not everyone that gets it did so because of a conscious decision on their part.
I would venture to say that a significant number of people who contract/die of it were people who were affected by other's bad decisions. ie, wife gets AIDS because husband cheats, tainted blood transfusions, or simply just trusting the wrong person (I think I'm in love and we are going to be together forever). I would also guess that there are a ridiculous number of people out there who have it and don't tell their sexual partners that they are infected before engaging in horizontal discourse.