i was with my ex-wife on our honeymoon many years ago, one of the places we went was Key West... she and i were having some ice cream one afternoon and we sat outside at a little table... at the table next to ours sat two presumably gay men, and one was very obviously suffering with AIDS, we could not help but hear him and his litany of complaints, how he was losing his eyesight, etc etc etc... Marisa started crying, i was profoundly affected just listening to the guy... since then, i have known many people who are no longer with us. <br><br>Africa is the place where AIDS is now sweeping a wide swath of death... many reasons for it, not the least of which is the macho reticence to use a condom... by the way, it is striking down mostly heterosexuals in Africa<br><br>~~~<br>"Our civil rights have no dependence upon our religious opinions more than our opinions in physics or geometry." --Thomas Jefferson