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Too Much Alcohol Linked to Unsafe Sex, Study Confirms
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Posted on 12/12/2011 8:18:32 AM PST by Enosh

MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) — Drinking too much alcohol can lead to unsafe sex, a new study confirms.

Unsafe sex is the most common cause of HIV infection and finding ways to prevent unsafe sex is a major goal of public health efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS.

Alcohol use has long been associated with HIV incidence. However, it hasn’t been clear whether unsafe sex associated with alcohol use actually led to HIV infection, or whether certain personality traits, such as sensation-seeking or risky behavior, led to both alcohol use and unsafe sex.

In this study, researchers led by Jurgen Rehm, director of social and epidemiological research at theCentre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario, Canada, conducted 12 experiments that tested this cause-and-effect relationship. They concluded that alcohol affects decision-making and that this effect increases with the amount of alcohol consumed.

The more alcohol the participants drank, the more willing they were to engage in unsafe sex, the study authors said. For each 0.1 milligrams per milliliter increase in blood alcohol level, there was a 5 percent increase in a participant’s likelihood of having unsafe sex.

The study is published in the January issue of the journal Addiction.

“Drinking has a causal effect on the likelihood to engage in unsafe sex, and thus should be included as a major factor in preventive efforts for HIV,” Rehm commented in a journal news release. “This result also helps explain why people at risk often show this behavior despite better knowledge: Alcohol is influencing their decision processes.”

More information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has more about practicing safer sex atwomenshealth.gov.


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I'm shocked...
1 posted on 12/12/2011 8:18:37 AM PST by Enosh
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To: Enosh

This is news ??


2 posted on 12/12/2011 8:19:42 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Enosh

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 12/12/2011 8:20:42 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Enosh

Duh!


4 posted on 12/12/2011 8:20:42 AM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: Enosh
The more alcohol the participants drank, the more willing they were to engage in unsafe sex, the study authors said.

Another way of saying it is "the girls always look better at closing time."

5 posted on 12/12/2011 8:21:43 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: Enosh

Kinda like saying the sunrise increases the chance of daylight...


7 posted on 12/12/2011 8:22:17 AM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: Enosh

Funny how its focused on HIV only.


8 posted on 12/12/2011 8:22:35 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Enosh

Y’ think?

Candy is dandy...


9 posted on 12/12/2011 8:22:44 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Enosh

DUH! How many of our taxpayer dollars were wasted to discover this infomration?


10 posted on 12/12/2011 8:23:03 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions .)
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To: Enosh
Ummmm. DUH!

I just wish I could get re-imbursed for my 'study' expenses. 3 houses for women that eventually hated me, putting countless lawyer's kids through college, etc... ;)

/johnny

11 posted on 12/12/2011 8:23:08 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Enosh
Drinking too much alcohol can lead to ...

... trouble ... You name it.

12 posted on 12/12/2011 8:23:48 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Enosh

Reminds me of a line one of my Facebook peeps posted recently. “The commercial says every kiss begins with Kay, but I’m willing to bet a good number of kisses begin with a couple of bottles of Miller Lite”.


13 posted on 12/12/2011 8:24:09 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Enosh

HEY!!!

Where’s MY grant money???!!!

I did a 40 year study and didn’t get a nickle!!!!


14 posted on 12/12/2011 8:25:08 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Enosh
Paging Captain Obvious.

Wonder how many of my tax dollars it took to find this out?

15 posted on 12/12/2011 8:25:08 AM PST by wbill
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To: EagleUSA
The "news" part, I'd say, is that someone had to pay for this study.

I'm sure a great many FReeper gents would have gladly contributed data points for free.

16 posted on 12/12/2011 8:25:23 AM PST by Enosh (†)
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To: Enosh
They concluded that alcohol affects decision-making and that this effect increases with the amount of alcohol consumed. The more alcohol the participants drank, the more willing they were to engage in unsafe sex, the study authors said.

Who'd 'a' thunk it?

17 posted on 12/12/2011 8:26:25 AM PST by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: Enosh

it leads to unsafe everything else, I don’t know why sex would be any different.


18 posted on 12/12/2011 8:26:40 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’ve got a buddy who’s fond of saying that instead of getting married again, he’s just going to find a woman he doesn’t like and buy her a house. Figures that it will be cheaper in the long run.


19 posted on 12/12/2011 8:26:58 AM PST by wbill
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To: Enosh

I’m so glad we have government studies to spend millions discovering an obvious fact that every 15 year old boy instinctively knows.


20 posted on 12/12/2011 8:27:40 AM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: wbill
Captain Obvious won't be showing up. He has a pounding headache, can't find his pants and unfortunately had to chew his arm off this morning.
21 posted on 12/12/2011 8:27:40 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Free Vulcan

>>“The commercial says every kiss begins with Kay, but I’m willing to bet a good number of kisses begin with a couple of bottles of Miller Lite”.

Not quite the way I’ve heard it before.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 8:29:57 AM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Enosh
And by unsafe, they mean:


23 posted on 12/12/2011 8:30:37 AM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: Enosh

good to know tax dollars helped someone study this.


24 posted on 12/12/2011 8:30:46 AM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Enosh

Maybe but the girls all get prettier at closing time.


25 posted on 12/12/2011 8:30:46 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Another way of saying it is "the girls always look better at closing time."

They always looked better through my "beer goggles".

26 posted on 12/12/2011 8:31:13 AM PST by PDMiller
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To: KarlInOhio
LOL! You owe me a new monitor.

With kudos to Y&T.....

"Frankenstein's Daughter was all curled up on me, so I said, 'I gotta get home, seems it's an emergency'."

"And she said, 'But you ARE home'......."

27 posted on 12/12/2011 8:31:36 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill
I have given my brother instructions that he's to shoot me if it looks like I'm getting that stupid again. I figure gut-shot is a better way to go.

/johnny

28 posted on 12/12/2011 8:31:55 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Free Vulcan

29 posted on 12/12/2011 8:32:05 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Enosh
How much taxpayer money was wasted on this "research"?

"I volun... *hiccup ...teered tuh be ....uh ...umm *hiccup, ya know, *hiccup ... the test guy... *hiccup..."


30 posted on 12/12/2011 8:32:36 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Enosh

I am so glad that Canada has cured all diseases and has money left over to ‘study’ the obvious....guess that’s why they send patients to the US at the end of fiscal year for treatment and care


31 posted on 12/12/2011 8:33:07 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Enosh



32 posted on 12/12/2011 8:33:22 AM PST by Scythian
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To: KarlInOhio
He has a pounding headache, can't find his pants and unfortunately had to chew his arm off this morning.

LOL!

/johnny

33 posted on 12/12/2011 8:33:42 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Enosh
In other news, bears s**t in the woods.

"It's 2AM, the fear is gone..."

34 posted on 12/12/2011 8:34:27 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: Enosh

Lol! They needed a *study* for this?

Maybe this research was funded by stimulus money....Lol...


35 posted on 12/12/2011 8:35:23 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Dorthy Parker zing that is always great....


36 posted on 12/12/2011 8:36:02 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Enosh

I could have done this study for a lot less money then the government spent. Heck I would have done the study and found the same results for about 25 percent of the money the government spent. i could do it for free, but hey why not make something on such stupid studies.


37 posted on 12/12/2011 8:36:13 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: Enosh

38 posted on 12/12/2011 8:36:29 AM PST by avacado
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To: Enosh

Ya think?


39 posted on 12/12/2011 8:36:35 AM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: Enosh

Is this satire? There’s no way they had to do a funded study for this.


40 posted on 12/12/2011 8:37:35 AM PST by lurk
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To: Enosh
"For each 0.1 milligrams per milliliter increase in blood alcohol level, there was a 5 percent increase in a participant’s likelihood of having unsafe sex."

They actually calculated the rate of "beer goggle" transformation impact into a quantifiable metric.

Note to the old farts, DO NOT MIX VIAGRA WITH TEQUILA!

41 posted on 12/12/2011 8:37:47 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: SumProVita

Even though this was done in Canada....wouldn’t surprise me if it was STILL funded by our tax dollars.


42 posted on 12/12/2011 8:38:11 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Enosh
Too Much Alcohol Linked to Unsafe Sex, Study Confirms

Please don't tell me that taxpayer money was used to reach this conclusion!!!

43 posted on 12/12/2011 8:38:11 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: OldNavyVet

Yep.


44 posted on 12/12/2011 8:39:12 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: liberalh8ter

45 posted on 12/12/2011 8:41:15 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: JRandomFreeper

46 posted on 12/12/2011 8:42:15 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Enosh

In other news, fire still hot, water still wet, and Obama still a stuttering cluster**** of a miserable failure.

}:-)4


47 posted on 12/12/2011 8:44:48 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: montyspython

LOL!


48 posted on 12/12/2011 8:45:14 AM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: Enosh

Or, at the very least , “Unattractive Sex”.


49 posted on 12/12/2011 8:45:14 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Enosh
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50 posted on 12/12/2011 8:47:21 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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