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Ok, I figured it would be hard for this one to involve me in any controversy. Let me know if anyone has a problem here. --PalMDtalk 15:36, 16 April 2007 (EDT)

I hope you're not going to attempt to politicise the article by suggesting any link between poverty and TB... [1] --Jeremiah4-22 15:44, 16 April 2007 (EDT)

I have no interest in politicizing the article at all. A link does, however, exist. Poor living conditions and malnutrition facilitate the spread of TB. When poverty and hunger is alleviated, TB death rates drop. It is not a moral issue for those whom are ill, but for those of us with the resources to help them.--PalMDtalk 16:05, 16 April 2007 (EDT)

He has politicized it by suggesting a link between TB and AIDS, but this correction happens to be correct. --Ed Poor 17:38, 16 April 2007 (EDT)
I guess im not sure what you mean, Ed, but AIDS has had a HUGE impact on TB. It's not political, it's medical fact. People with AIDS die of TB in huge numbers.--PalMDtalk 17:41, 16 April 2007 (EDT)
You don't think linking AIDS and TB is political in any way? --Ed Poor 17:47, 16 April 2007 (EDT)
Interesting question. All diseases are political, in that funding sources are limited, etc, however, AIDS and TB are inexorably linked medically. AIDS has helped reignite TB, and TB kills people with AIDS. If there is a political sense Im missing, please tell me.--PalMDtalk 17:50, 16 April 2007 (EDT)
I'm only saying that you might upset someone's political applecart by making the non-political statement that an AIDS patient can contract TB more easily than a normal person. Next you'll be saying that people who live in tropical countries near mosquito-infested swamps are more likely to contract malaria than the typical Manhattanite in their air-conditioned high rise condo. --Ed Poor 17:53, 16 April 2007 (EDT)
Thank God, I was hoping you were being ironic. : ) --PalMDtalk 17:56, 16 April 2007 (EDT)