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Pat Robertson, who I’m almost positive is not an infectious disease specialist, has some advice for a woman traveling to Kenya this December who wants to know if there are any health risks she should be worried about.
Robertson’s response: Don’t worry about Ebola. But watch out for the AIDS. Because that’s transmitted by towels. Towels.

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Not in Kenya. You might get AIDS in Kenya. The people have AIDS. You got to be careful. I mean, the towels can have AIDS.

Damn towels!
Since Robertson won’t look it up, no, you can’t transmit AIDS through a towel. (Or, for that matter, a toilet seat, a kiss, or a sneeze.)
Now let’s get back to the real question here: Why the hell would anyone ask Pat Robertson about health risks overseas…?
(via Christian Nightmares)

Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.

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