This ignorance is the direct result of gay activists, abetted by their media pals, to destigmatize homo behavior and generate huge amounts of research funding by falsely claiming that AIDS afflicts all of society. Look, I don’t care what people do in the privacy of their own closets, and I certainly don’t blame gays for their media efforts. They were dying like flies, and society wasn’t going to care so long as the disease was seen as something confined to homosexuals and drug addicts. If funding to discover a cure were to be supported, the general population had to be convinced that they were at risk too.
All of which is fine by me: I lost friends and children of friends to the disease and I’m delighted that AIDS is no longer an immediately-fatal malady. But having watched the media work so assiduously since 1980 to create this myth I find it annoying that it now makes fun of the general population for believing the lie.