Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?
I think when most ppl think of HIV/AIDS, they talk about it in terms of morality - many of you have said that is preventable - I think at the core, people link having HIV/AIDS to bad decision making. Cancer is seen as a public health issue, no value judgments are placed on people with cancer because the perception is that anybody can get it, its partially genetic, and its not necessarily their fault, etc. But bad decisions can make a person more susceptible to both, and your risk of having and dying from both are largely dependent on your social position in society.
I would choose cancer though, because it has been around for way longer than HIV/AIDS and we still have not been able to prevent it. I think we will find a cure for HIV/AIDS one day.