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Posted on 03/23/2010 2:08:33 PM PDT by daniel1212
CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men
A data analysis released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the disproportionate impact of HIV and syphilis among gay and bisexual men in the United States.
The data, presented at CDC's 2010 National STD Prevention Conference, finds that the rate of new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) is more than 44 times that of other men and more than 40 times that of women.
While CDC data have shown for several years that gay and bisexual men make up the majority of new HIV and new syphilis infections, CDC has estimated the rates of these diseases for the first time based on new estimates of the size of the U.S. population of MSM.
"While the heavy toll of HIV and syphilis among gay and bisexual men has been long recognized, this analysis shows just how stark the health disparities are between this and other populations," said Kevin Fenton, M.D., director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. "It is clear that we will not be able to stop the U.S. HIV epidemic until every affected community, along with health officials nationwide, prioritize the needs of gay and bisexual men with HIV prevention efforts."
Research shows that a range of complex factors contribute to the high rates of HIV and syphilis among gay and bisexual men.
Also, the risk of HIV transmission through receptive anal sex is much greater than the risk of transmission via other sexual activities, and some gay and bisexual men are relying on prevention strategies that may be less effective than consistent condom use.
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But Barney Frank has assured me that he and his male-prostitute partners are just like normal people. Does this story mean that bacteria discriminate against perverts? There should be a law against microbial discrimination!
The price of perversion. Unfortunately we will all have to help pay for it.
The laws of the Bible are looking better all the time. If all of us only obeyed hem better though.
Homosexuals account for 60% of all syphilis cases, and 17% of all hospital admissions (other than for STDs) in the United States “Changes in Sexual Behavior and Incidence of Gonorrhea.” Lancet, April 25, 1987.
The monthly medical cost now (Nov 2006) for people with HIV from diagnosis until death is averages to be $2,100. The lifetime (now 24.2 years avg.) HIV care cost per person in optimal HIV care is now $618,900 per person. (Nov 2006 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Schackman , Freedberg, MGH;, Gebo Moore Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and BU School of Public Health).
42% of gay men; 43% of lesbians; 49% of bisexual men and women planned or actual deliberate self-harm [suicide] and high levels of psychiatric morbidity. The British Journal Of Psychiatry. 2004; 185: 479-485. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, (Vol. 71, No. 1, 53-61). http://www.narth.com/docs/britjournal.html
Lesbian teens are nearly five times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual girls. McCreary Centre Society http://www2.canada.com/components/print.aspx?id=b433f217-3947-49c3-b045-9c03ce3de848&k=1
This is racist, sexist, and homophobic. Plus it makes the wee-wee hurt.
(Does my response really require a sarcasm tag?)
They are nowmal pewple. Don’t be afwaid of bactewia...we’re all fwends hewre....don’t wisten to dos e-vwil wepubwicans....we’re fine
and I will cheer them towards success.
MSM = Men who have Sex with Men
Birds of a feather, acronym together!
No worries! Free health care or all regardless (unless you area a smoker, GOP voter, or unable to pay future taxes)!!
Why should our military bear this cost? For what reason?
The whole premise is racist.
Ever notice how no one ever proposes laws which penalize behaviors the left indulge in? How much does homosexuality, hetero promiscuity, out of birth wedlock, welfare, cost society in disease and criminality.
Of increasing concern may be the amount of drugs from all sorts of treatment going into the water supply.
Why on earth would any sane legislator or president want to force the Armed Forces to accept this disease-ridden population. Even if they kept it in their pants around base, a dubious proposition, the added medical costs for the military to be prepared to treat them would be huge.
Apart from total cost of defense, Health and Human Services makes up the single largest part of the budget.