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All I hear about is breeding sterile mosquitoes while measles
spreads due to anti-vaccer idiocy, and not everyone
yours truly) is sufficiently diligent about getting their flue
The solution, it seems, is obvious.
AIDS these days
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||We consider that [MB] and [bs0u0155] may be best qualified to critique this idea from a purely theoretical and scientific point of view, in an entirely dispassionate way.
||That scag gave Curemydia "and" Helpes!
The Gonadiarrhea I didn't mind so much but, Come On!
Ugh, Aids these days... amirite?
||If I underhend the idea correctly, the idea is that the
"vaccine" would take the form of something that's sexually
||Oddly enough, it's not a completely insane idea. However,
it requires that the vaccine should be a live virus that
remains active (growing) in the person who first has it, so
that it can be passed on.
||To take Herpes virus as an example, in theory you could
create a herpes strain that produced no (or only very mild)
symptoms, but which persisted in the body like normal
herpes and which also induced resistance agains re-infection
by natural herpes virus. As far as I know, even if that's
possible it hasn't been done yet.
||There are some cross-viral protections. For instance,
cowpox (which is fairly harmless) protects against smallpox,
which is how vaccination began. I don't know if different
HSVs confer protection against eachother.
||But it'll only work for viruses that remain active (like
herpes). Having sex with someone who'd had cowpox 20
years ago wouldn't protect you against smallpox, as far as I
know, because that someone wouldn't be carrying cowpox
||Not sure about chickenpox - I'm pretty sure it doesn't
remain infectious after you've recovered, so it wouldn't
work in this context.
||What about mental health conditions ? We have noted that human males can acquire insanity from their female partners ...
||I can see the day when a fullproof sexually-transmitted cure for HIV is developed and public information films instruct us to all 'do our duty' and procreate with as many near-strangers as possible. The best thing is, treatments are naturally directed toward the most promiscuous.