There is nothing like a medically unqualified politician with a microphone when it comes to confusing people about HIV. The newest idiot is Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield, who falsely claimed on Thursday that it was nearly impossible for someone to contract AIDS through heterosexual contact. Keep reading to see exactly what destructive nonsense he blasted into the public forum.

Here’s what this lawyer and politician (such honest people) was quoted as saying about AIDS.

“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,” he told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ. “It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall.”

“My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.”

It’s funny how someone’s “understanding” of how something works can be so much different than how it ACTUALLY works.

My little sister’s “understanding” of how Christmas works is that there are tiny little elves in the North Pole that make toys all year round, then a big fat white guy drops them off once a year. Us adults know that usually those “elves” are underage child labourers and that most toys are made in China, not the North Pole.

Here’s the real deal with the history of AIDS

It is generally accepted that at some point HIV crossed species from chimps to humans, but there is no evidence that this was caused by bestiality. Rick Sowadsky of the Nevada State Health Division AIDS program noted in 1998 that it highly unlikely that HIV was transmitted through inter-species sexual contact, given the behavior of chimps and the differences between the sexual anatomy of humans and other primates.

Sorry Senator, although we know how much you LOVE comparing gay sex with bestiality, that’s not how AIDS began.

Here’s some facts on HIV and AIDS from a MEDICAL SOURCE

According to the the Center for Disease Control, male-to-male sexual contact has been the most common way to transmit AIDS, followed by injection drug use and heterosexual sex.

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