Victim Of Tainted Blood Speaks

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
August 24, 2008 9:20pm CST
This is so horrible and it scares me, but good. I know that this infected 5000 people in a foreign country and that it was the worst in history, but people are being used as "Guinea Pigs," all the time all over the place. Sure we would like to think that nothing like thiscould ever happen in our country,(and I hope that it never does) but this kind of thing really gets you thinking. This guy was taking an experimental drug for a blood disorder and ended up being infected with the HIV virus. How do you make something like this right??? The offending doctors have been prosecuted and you can financially compensate him 'til death and then take care of his entire family, but how do you give this man back his life??? This kind of thing is extremely sickening to even think of?? Have you ever heard of such a thing? http://news.aol.com/health/article/victim-of-tainted-blood-scandal-speaks/145617
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
25 Aug 08
That is truly sickening, people purposely did that to that man, thats so horrible. Things like that happen all the time all over. We just don't find out about most of it. Some people think AIDs was spread on purpose to kill undesirable people. Our own country have down underhanded hings before. In our lifetime our govt. took lots of retarded young people and had them sterilized surgically. Our govt has given people without there consent electro shock treatments, basically fried their brains. During WWII our govt. rounded up all the Japenese/Americans even if they were naural citizens and put them all in camps. They lived there for years. I am sure there are lots more things that have happened. Some people think President Bush knew about Sept. 11 before it happened. Some people believe that our govt. had the Kennedy brothers and Martin Luther King killed. I can be a sad and scary world that we live in.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
25 Aug 08
I have heard many of the same things that you have mentioned. I have to be honest, I would not put anything past the American government. I have lived here all my life, but when I hear of people speaking of how much they love this country, I assume that they do not remember these things. Don't get me wrong, I realize that in most ways, America is still the best, but we could use a whole lot of improvement.
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Even with everything I am so thankful that I was born in this country. I love our country, I stand for our basic beliefs andwhat we as a countr stand for. Yes our country has made mistakes and sometimes big ones. I still wouldn't want to be born anywhere else. Our Govt. has treated our ancesters (yours and mine) very unfairly. I am of Native American Blood. I belong to the Miami Indian Tribe, I know you are African American, I know some people can't let the past go. Sure we shouldn't forget the past, but the future is now. We need to consentrate on our future and making our lives now better. We also need to be more aware and not bury our heads in the sand when wrong is done. I am rambling and getting off your topic. I do hope that someday we can meet, you never know. We will go "sit by the dock on the bay", hehe. And have a good talk, sipping some ice tea. Sounds cool doesn't it Rozie.
• United States
25 Aug 08
that is just wrong,. i have no other words to describe something like that
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I don't know what's more chilling, that it actually happened or that there are people in the world cruel enough to do it. How terrible. This man, and any other victims, will never get their lives back. I couldn't imagine going to the doctor and getting that diagnosis and realizing how I got it. The doctors that did it should definitely have to pay, even though that will never compensate for all that is lost.