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Dec 5th, 2012 09:41 PM
Rui.
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

It's like comparing 200 diseases with 1... I'd chose cancer. While developing countries don't have access to meds for HIV they also don't have them for any type of cancer or basically any "big" disease at all. Some forms of cancer are very much treatable but some of them are just too destructive (pancreatic, lungs...).
While I understand that babies in developing countries can't chose whether they'll have HIV or not most cases of HIV could be prevented. Nobody choses to have cancer. It's also not preventable in the same way as HIV.

By the way, I was reading the other day about a portuguese guy who found a protein, a single protein that when changed could kill cancer cells in about 9 hours...

here's the video:

http://www.publico.pt/multimedia/vid...95502048869589

Really interesting
Dec 5th, 2012 09:40 PM
LeRoy.
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Quote:
Originally Posted by August View Post
Not completely true. You can get HIV/AIDS e.g. from blood transfusions.
If the blood is always tested before transfusion, which it is now, spread of HIV can be prevented. If a HIV positive woman knowingly gets pregnant then she should be arrested imo. If she doesn't know then the pregnancy should be terminated.

Cancer can be genetic. A daughter whose Mother has/had breast cancer will almost always develop cancer.
Dec 5th, 2012 09:02 PM
Suckmila.
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

cancer without a doubt
Dec 5th, 2012 08:59 PM
jrm
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

theoretically, HIV could disappear with hardcore measurements; i think i have heard that in 50 years every third person will have some kind of cancer
Dec 5th, 2012 08:51 PM
Elwin.
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

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Originally Posted by tennismaster8820 View Post
There are too many children and young people who have cancer.
I don't agree it is a part of nature at all.


Cancer
Dec 5th, 2012 08:47 PM
edificio
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

There are so many kinds of cancer that this hypothetical is a nonstarter for me.

Also, the idea that because a condition is preventable it is less deserving of a cure is reprehensible to me.

Anyway, as people have already said, AIDS/HIV is not necessarily preventable.
Dec 5th, 2012 02:29 PM
Sammo
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Cancer
Dec 5th, 2012 02:19 PM
charmedRic
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

A cure/immunization for the HIV virus is more realistic than a cure for Cancer. Cancer can be triggered by so many different things than saying "a cure for cancer" is rather irresponsible, but not as irresponsible as throwing the label of preventable on AIDS when in reality, it isn't entirely so.
Dec 5th, 2012 11:32 AM
borrowedheaven
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

I'd go for AIDS/HIV because society doesn't support those who suffer from it. People with HIV often lose their friends and family because of their disease.
Dec 5th, 2012 11:32 AM
Mr.Sharapova
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Cancer definitely . AIDS is preventable.
Dec 5th, 2012 11:28 AM
chirag
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Cancer for sure;p
Dec 5th, 2012 10:57 AM
August
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vartan View Post
Plus, 5 times as many people die from cancer every year as compared to AIDS.
This. That's why I'd cure cancer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by azdaja View Post
cancer because you can prevent aids.
Not completely true. You can get HIV/AIDS e.g. from blood transfusions.
Dec 5th, 2012 10:02 AM
ElusiveChanteuse
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Yeah, cancer is unpredictable compared to HIV/AIDS. You may even get cancer unexpectedly even living a healthy lifestyle.
Dec 5th, 2012 10:00 AM
Sam L
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

I also don't think there is actually a cure for cancer. But there probably will be one for HIV/AIDS.
Dec 5th, 2012 09:59 AM
ElusiveChanteuse
Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Cancer.
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