The famous billionaire and business magnate, Bill Gates, revealed in a viral video on social networks that the American president did not know the difference between HPV (human papillomavirus) and HIV.
In the video shared by MSNBC, Gates said that on two occasions he met Trump after the elections, once at the Trump Tower in December 2016 and again in March 2017 at the White House. During these meetings, the American president asked him if the human immunodeficiency virus and the human papillomavirus were the same thing.
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“At both meetings, he wanted to know if there was a difference between HIV and HPV, so I could explain that these two terms are rarely confused,” said Bill Gates at a meeting of the Foundation. Bill and Melinda Gates earlier this week.
During their exchanges, Donald Trump asked him if the vaccines were a “bad thing” and let him know that he wanted to set up a commission to examine the harmful effects of the vaccines.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV is an entirely different virus from HPV. It is the most common STI, affecting 79 million Americans. In most cases, people with HPV have no health problems, but this infection can cause genital warts and cancer.