Do you find Huckabee's stated desire to "quarantine" people with HIV/AIDs alarming?
How would this be done? Where would they be quarantined? Would he force people to be tested?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Only if he is elected. All quarantining does is drive people who might have it to not get tested and lie about their risk factors. Education does a lot more to slow down the spread of HIV/AIDS. When South Africa tried quarantining people with AIDS people just stopped going to get tested and the AIDS rate there is now one of the highest in the world.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I don't know about quarantining them but I do think that they should be marked somehow, like a small tatoo on their hand or something to let everyone else know that they are carriers. I say that because say, like there is a car wreck and you come upon it and the people are bleeding and your first instinct is to help them but if they have aids then you are putting yourself at risk, but if you see that they have it you can take extra precautions. Or, in the instance that you are looking to have sex with someone you don't know very well, then you could see the tat and know exactly what youre getting into. i think that is a much better idea than quarantine, but that's just my opinion.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
no..alot of the major diseases in the world have been almost extinct by this method.Isntead of wasting resources putting the entire male population under a pedophile list they should "quarantine" HIV infected people the same way. If you lived in Baltimore you would more than likely change your mind about it. The disease is not pretty and no matter what kind of values you or I have you cant contract it by sleeping with someone who didnt know they had it in the first place and alot of doctors contract it just curing these patients as well as paramedics dealing with the ocassional junkie. The disease kills and I want to know who has it..is that so wrong?
- Southern ComfortLv 61 decade ago
He is an a88 of the highest degree. I cannot believe he is gaining popularity. People open your eyes...you may be the next one quarantined!
I agree with free testing and jailing known prostitutes or promiscuous people who are knowingly spreading the virus.
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- wooperLv 51 decade ago
I think there was a lot of unknown (and mis-)information about AIDs and how it spreads back then. He said what many thought at the time.
However, his fundamentalist views seem to be stronger each time I hear him speak and it concerns me. The fact that he will cater to right wing fundamentalists if elected is unacceptable and I will not vote for him.
- 5 years ago
- monicanenaLv 51 decade ago
What's alarming is that he stands behind his statement today! He's an ignorant, uneducated bigot. With all the advances we've made understanding AIDS, you think he'd have picked up on some of it.
- 1 decade ago
No. If the first 100 people in America with AIDS were quarantined, this disease would not be a big of a factor today. Do you support AIDS victims in prisons being put in a different ward than other prisoners? Because this practice is being done in Mississippi and it makes perfect sense. Their feelings may be hurt but they can't spread with awful disease to other inmates. Also, when he said this, it was the early 90s and AIDS hysteria was prevalent, we didn't know as much about it as we do now.
- Colleen NLv 41 decade ago
Forcing people to be tested is not a bad thing. But the idea of quarantining them is.
- outcropLv 51 decade ago
Actually, he said that in 1992 (not in the 80s as someone previously indicated).
yes, he has issues, but truthfully, Huckabee is the least scary of the Republicans...