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Old Dec 5th, 2012, 08:38 AM   #46
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Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

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But HIV is not completely preventable either. HIV/AIDS can pass from mother to unborn baby while growing inside the womb.

Yes, it's preventable for the mother but it's not preventable from the baby's point of view
your use of the -smilie is slightly disturbing.
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Old Dec 5th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #47
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Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

HIV/AIDS.

There isn't really a permanent cure for Cancer. The longer you live, there higher the chances of cancer. In fact, one could even say it is a part of nature
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Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

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There isn't really a permanent cure for Cancer. The longer you live, there higher the chances of cancer. In fact, one could even say it is a part of nature
There are too many children and young people who have cancer.
I don't agree it is a part of nature at all.
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Old Dec 5th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #49
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There are too many children and young people who have cancer.
I don't agree it is a part of nature at all.
That's probably environmental but if you go back in history, cancer has always been a part of our species.

I'm no doctor but just from my understanding of how cells work, it seems inevitable that one would develop cancer if one lives long enough.
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Old Dec 5th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #50
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Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Cancer.
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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.
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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.
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Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

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Plus, 5 times as many people die from cancer every year as compared to AIDS.
This. That's why I'd cure cancer.

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cancer because you can prevent aids.
Not completely true. You can get HIV/AIDS e.g. from blood transfusions.
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Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Cancer for sure;p
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Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Cancer definitely . AIDS is preventable.
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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.
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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.
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Re: Hypothetical: If you could cure Cancer or HIV/AIDS, which would you cure?

Cancer
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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.
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Cancer
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