30 November 2005

Looks Like India's Fucked

Anyone who knows how to party knows that the key to an awesome Friday night is unprotected sex with a stranger in the back of a semi at a freeway rest stop. Just be sure that rest stop isn't in India. The rate of HIV and AIDS infection is rising at a rate so alarming that India is now second only to South Africa in the number of infections, due largely to "deadly HIV highways." Does this mean that, in a few years, directions will change from "take the 101 to the 110 to the 10" to "take the Crabs Central to the Van Clap to the HIV"?

There are an estimated 5 to 8 million long-haul truck drivers in India supplying the country with items ranging from apples, to air conditioners and now, AIDS. At rest stops called dhabas, the drivers bang prostitutes for pennies. "Prostitutes for Pennies." That sounds like an awesome charity. Maybe a band name. We're getting off topic, huh?

But, yeah, so these drivers are fucking all these whores without protection on their trucking routes, and then spreading HIV all over the place. Then, they go home and infect their wives. It's a pretty vicious domino effect. The only places where infection isn't spreading are the areas located away from trucking routes. Short of a vaccine or cure for AIDS, there doesn't seem to be anything that the People in Charge can do to stop this. Bummer. On the plus side, this opens up a new market for souvenir items that can say things like "My boyfriend went to India and all I got was this lousy t-shirt. And AIDS."

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