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Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug
Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2014 12:11 PM EDT | David Crary

Posted on 04/06/2014 1:14:08 PM PDT by Olog-hai

It’s the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms.

Many doctors and activists see immense promise for such preventive use of Truvada, and are campaigning hard to raise awareness of it as a crucial step toward reducing new HIV infections, which now total about 50,000 a year in the U.S. Recent efforts range from think-tank forums and informational websites to a festive event at a New York City bar featuring popular drag queens.

Yet others—despite mounting evidence of Truvada’s effectiveness—say such efforts are reckless, tempting some condom users to abandon that layer of protection and exposing them to an array of other sexually transmitted infections aside from HIV. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aids; condoms; homosexualagenda; truvada

1 posted on 04/06/2014 1:14:08 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If you engage in such activity, you will always get diseases. If new ones have to evolve, they will.


2 posted on 04/06/2014 1:18:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

I say we give in to technology and eliminate eggs with the gay gene.

That 2% will be 0% in a generation.

(/frustration)


3 posted on 04/06/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: freedumb2003

Which is the gay gene?


4 posted on 04/06/2014 1:22:42 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Olog-hai
... its high cost - roughly $13,000 a year. Truvada's proponents say most insurance plans - including Medicaid programs - now cover prescriptions for it...

Sheesh - a grand a month to protect somebody from the consequences of doing what he shouldn't be in the first place and I pick up the tab? Lovely. Gimme that good old-fashioned socialized medicine...

5 posted on 04/06/2014 1:23:42 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ifinnegan
These are the gay jeans:


6 posted on 04/06/2014 1:30:29 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Billthedrill

Or you they could save money by keeping other mens genitals away from their rectums.


7 posted on 04/06/2014 1:30:33 PM PDT by RedForemanRules
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To: RedForemanRules

Rectum?

Yep, darn near killed ‘um.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 1:31:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai
They could always just get the cheap, fast, effective anti-AIDS surgery!


9 posted on 04/06/2014 1:35:22 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: freedumb2003

Medical professionals who truly care about public health should be working to eradicate homosexual practices — not facilitate.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 1:38:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai
the filthy disease ridden queers get all the research money for a disease that is 99.999% avoidable but Hep-C doesn't even get .01% of that money

FDRQ delenda est...

11 posted on 04/06/2014 1:44:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Olog-hai
How come the busybodies who are concerned about second- and third-hand smoke have nothing to say about first-hand infections?

12 posted on 04/06/2014 1:45:04 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, wouldn’tcha know it. It ain’t the Bushes fault!

“Gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S., mostly in men who have sex with men, a trend the government said is linked to inadequate testing among people stymied by homophobia and limited access to health care.”

http://culturecampaign.blogspot.com/2014/01/homosexual-diseases-soar-feds-blame.html


13 posted on 04/06/2014 1:46:04 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!
"What? And give up showbiz?"


14 posted on 04/06/2014 1:55:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: “Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?”)
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To: Rock N Jones

Whaddaya mean, it ain’t Bush’s fault? Of course it’s Bush’s fault! Everything is Bush’s fault. (Dear Leader told us so ).


15 posted on 04/06/2014 1:56:28 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Rock N Jones

stigmatizing “bug chasing” somehow leads men to chase bugs. Who knew???


16 posted on 04/06/2014 1:56:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: “Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?”)
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To: Olog-hai
"Truvada's proponents say ... that the blue pill, if taken diligently, can reduce the risk of getting HIV by more than 90 percent."

In other words, just add a few more chambers to the revolver's cylinder, but keep on playing Russian Roulette.

17 posted on 04/06/2014 1:57:27 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Olog-hai

Further proof that homosexuality is a mental illness.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 1:58:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ifinnegan

Since they don’t reproduce, there is no gay gene and never was....which is why it can’t be genetic, why their numbers don’t increase and why they are totally dependent on predatory acts.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 1:59:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: a fool in paradise

You know it is really absurd! Who the heck is responsible for anything anymore? If I screw up it’s not my fault, it is your fault!!!


20 posted on 04/06/2014 2:03:21 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: faithhopecharity

“Whaddaya mean, it ain’t Bush’s fault? Of course it’s Bush’s fault! Everything is Bush’s fault. (Dear Leader told us so ).”

This might be the only time it isn’t Bush’s fault.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 2:21:48 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Olog-hai

Smokers have to pay a premium for health insurance. Do gays that engage in dangerous sex pay a higher premium?

Why not?


22 posted on 04/06/2014 2:29:16 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Olog-hai
I don't know why, but this thread reminded me of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQQoMa9n3G0

23 posted on 04/06/2014 2:52:30 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: freedumb2003

Eggs aren’t gay!


24 posted on 04/06/2014 2:58:23 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Mater et Magistra.)
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To: faithhopecharity

I’ve heard that gay activists blame Reagan for the AIDS epidemic. They claim he was slow to take action as AIDS went through the homosexual community in the early to mid 80s. And Reagan was president then. So,based on the criteria of liberals, anything bad happening during a Republican administration is the fault of that president.

The activists claim that Reagan was slow to authorize funding for R & D for AIDS drugs, and that he perpetuated the stigma against homosexuality, etc.


25 posted on 04/06/2014 3:05:56 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

That’s almost hilarious, but for the topic of course. So two guys screw around in San fransicko and get ( give themselves, many would say) sickness And 3000 miles away the President of the a United States of America comes in for blame? I’d like to think that, while compassionate, a president would be primarily focused on the constitutional duties of the office ( like national defense, for starters) Besides, many of the homosexuals decided to just keep exposing themselves to Aids Is it A President ‘s fault or responsibility some guys choose to, well, keep unzipping their pants in Californicate.? Whether the federal government has a proper role or not in taxing us for medical research spending is an interesting question. Whether thus spending should include funds to heal voluntarily- acquired ailments is a second interesting question. I personally say OK but many dissent.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 3:16:51 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Olog-hai

That’s more people than are killed by guns each year.

outlaw gay “unprotected” sex....


27 posted on 04/06/2014 3:48:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Dagnabitt

The bug AIDS is a diabolical morphing bug. If these perverts think they will beat it by ramping up the activities that facilitated it originally...they’re crazy.


28 posted on 04/06/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Bush’s fault?

I think we have to give the Bushes a pass this time because it’s those dangerous evil people, the homophobes, that caused the spreading crabs.


29 posted on 04/06/2014 4:45:52 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: ifinnegan

>>Which is the gay gene?<<

The pink one.


30 posted on 04/06/2014 5:16:18 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t many homosexuals “chase” the bug to join the HIV-positive club?


31 posted on 04/06/2014 5:20:48 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Olog-hai

You can’t escape the wrath of God and nature when living this way. No amount of new medicine will cure the psychological problems that cause your affliction. Has any gay man ever stopped to ask why the lift expectancy of gay men is 20 years shorter than straight men? Its no mystery to me.


32 posted on 04/06/2014 5:28:20 PM PDT by armydawg505
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To: dfwgator

>>Further proof that homosexuality is a mental illness.<<

Thus the statistically significant overlay to pedophilia. Heterosexual pedophilia is so rare as to be statistically insignificant.

Male homosexual pedophilia is damn near 1:1.


33 posted on 04/06/2014 5:31:19 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: faithhopecharity

You don’t get AIDS from a Bush..you get it from an Obunghole


34 posted on 04/06/2014 5:33:39 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: tophat9000

But I’m not planning to visit any famous ChiTown bathhouses. .....


35 posted on 04/06/2014 5:39:51 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Dilbert San Diego

So,based on the criteria of liberals, anything bad happening during a Republican administration is the fault of that president.

...but, to be fair, that particular myopia is not limited to liberals...


36 posted on 04/06/2014 5:42:34 PM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: Olog-hai

While they’re engaged in this inane argument, they’re not noticing the menigitis outbreak that no condom can prevent.


37 posted on 04/06/2014 7:55:27 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Since they don’t reproduce, there is no gay gene and never was....which is why it can’t be genetic, why their numbers don’t increase and why they are totally dependent on predatory acts.”


And that’s pure truth. Plain & simple.


38 posted on 04/06/2014 9:17:17 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: armydawg505

I didn’t know they had a lift expectancy issue, too. I assumed too much lift was part of their problem.


39 posted on 04/06/2014 9:37:26 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: gitmo

LIFE expectancy


40 posted on 04/08/2014 7:00:54 PM PDT by armydawg505
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