"Kids Innocent Victims in AIDS Fight"
-- AP headline, October 17
She's the Ultimate
"These figures mean that new treatments
have been very effective in extending the lives [of people] who
already have HIV -- but they do not mean that we have significantly
reduced HIV transmission. Our ultimate goal is to prevent the
estimated 40,000 new HIV infections that occur each year."
-- Needle-exchange naysayer and health secretary
Donna Shalala, Portland's Just Out, October 16
"We [my lover and I] were taught by [AIDS
activist] Mary Fisher to simply not answer those questions [about
whether we're HIV positive or not]. It's the scarlet-letter
mentality. We need to set the precedent that it doesn't matter."
-- Gay former Republican Congressman Steve
Gunderson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 4
Frum the Heart
"ACT UP urged its followers to face illness
not with courage and faith, but with complaints and wild accusations
-- to think of disease as a man-made evil, like segregation. If
science is unable instantly to cure you, it only shows [that] the
government that funds it is callous and cruel."
-- Columnist David Frum, The Toronto Sun,
"The president, with his staining of the dress
("On me, not in me") and his use of a dildo (albeit a
nicotine-filled one), deserves to become a poster child for the
practice of safe sex."
-- Adam York, Bay Area Reporter Letters,