Re: Spread of AIDS

Richard Spear (rspear@PRIMENET.COM)
Wed, 1 Feb 1995 13:02:47 -0700

The news yesterday reported that AIDS has become the leading cause of
death among teenagers, exceeding accidents as the leading cause of death
(I know how shocking this sounds - I'll try to get the cite as I'm
working from memory and we all know how fallible that is!).

Regards, Richard

On Wed, 1 Feb 1995, Harriet Whitehead wrote:

> Picking up on the "Spread of AIDS" thread: last chart I saw, AIDS was not
> the leading cause of death anywhere, yet. For the US, heart disease and
> the other usuals are still ahead of it by a lot. As to the origin of the
> epidemic in smallpox vaccination programs, I too heard about that some
> while back (I think on 20/20 or one of those newsmagazines), then there
> was a long silence on the subject; then I heard/read much later that
> "numerous follow-ups" on that lead had failed to establish any
> connection. But did anyone publish one of those "numerous follow-ups?" If
> so, I'd like to see it. Of course, if there were a connection, it would
> be one of the supreme ironies of modern medical technology.
> Harriet Whitehead
> Anthropology, WSU