You definitely don’t want to be looked at differently.
Nevertheless, during three decades huge arrays of people and organizations have become engaged in a variety of activities based on the mistaken belief that HIV is an infectious immune-system-killing virus that caused and continues to cause AIDS.
That such a mistake could metastasize so massively seems incredible to the conventional wisdom, which regards it as impossible that “science” could go so wrong — after all, this is a scientific age in which all manner of technological marvels are accomplished all the time; and science itself can’t go wrong because it uses the scientific method and is self-correcting.
Being judged – We have all heard the herpes jokes or conversations of “So & So has herpes!
” Although usually unintentional, these conversations can be cruel.
Herpes does not discriminate and it is not just a certain “Type” of person who gets infected.
Giving your partner herpes – Although the risk can be greatly reduced, There is no “Safe” time to have sex when one partner has herpes.
At its core, however, Bauer’s tactic is far more about casting doubt upon science itself than it is about providing actual evidence and doing actual science to demonstrate that the current scientific consensus about HIV causing AIDS is in serious error.
In this post, Bauer is not about demonstrating that the evidence for the current consensus is seriously flawed or lacking and that the evidence supporting an alternative hypothesis is compelling enough to cast serious doubt on the current paradigm as the strongest explanation for how AIDS develops. For example, Bauer seems obsessed with the self-correcting nature of science, but in the reverse direction. You don’t think that science corrects itself or that scientists actually use the scientific method. What interests me is his other assertion, namely that for some reason scientists aren’t the appropriate experts to explain science to the public or the media.
– For many, a herpes diagnosis may seem like the end to their dating life or a huge “Speed bump” at the very least.