Posted for reference.
posted on 11/24/2003 4:55:36 PM PST
To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform
Index and reference ping.
posted on 11/24/2003 4:56:10 PM PST
(Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
Hmm, 1871 was a very good year? There's hope, I suppose.
posted on 11/24/2003 5:01:32 PM PST
Dunno about Canada, but I believe here in the US stats show a trend towards old habits which could see a rise in HIV/AIDS cases, and a corresponding increase in mortality. Add the problem of bisexuals and drug users infecting otherwise low-risk population sectors, and you get a very ugly picture.
posted on 11/24/2003 5:03:44 PM PST
(I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.)
Number of Russians with HIV jumps nearly 10-fold: official
Agence France Presse - November 24, 2003
MOSCOW, Nov 24 (AFP) - The number of HIV-positive Russians has increased nearly ten-fold during the past three years, a top health official said Monday.
"Only 20 per 100,000 Russians were HIV-positive in early 2000 and the rate has increased by nearly 10 times to 180 per 100,000 by November 2003," the Interfax news agency quoted Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the federal center to fight HIV/AIDS, as saying Monday.
In May Pokrovsky said that up to 1.5 million Russians may have the HIV virus, which causes AIDS, although the officially registered figure stands at some 238,000.
He said that some experts in his department estimate that deaths from AIDS may become as numerous as those from car accidents in Russia within a few years.
Most of those infected with the virus are men between 15 and 30 years of age, he said.
Pokrovsky had earlier reported that than 15 percent of Russia's HIV sufferers are in jail.
Experts have long said that Russia has one of the world's fastest growing HIV contamination rates, together with China and India.
posted on 11/24/2003 5:11:24 PM PST
by Logical Extinction
(Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in..)
In a major Canadian centre, life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men. ...
Somehow I doubt this strikes fear into the hearts - and ways - of homosexuals. IMHO there are few things more dreaded in all of us, but esp. homosexuals, than the thought/fear of growing old and therefore less desirable as a partner -- esp. when it comes to one night stands.
posted on 11/24/2003 5:12:20 PM PST
("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
There was a point where treatment for HIV had people being stabilized. Rampant promiscuity will guarantee drug-resistant strains circulating thru the gay population
posted on 11/24/2003 5:15:17 PM PST
(Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === (Finally employed again! Whoopie))
You know what this means. We need to lower the Social Security age of gay men to 55, to make it fair.
we estimate that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday.
Just anticipating the next big thing.
posted on 11/24/2003 6:15:20 PM PST
Here's one for you. Unfortunately the link is broken. It's from the University of California San Francisco.
"May 2, 2001
UCSF Study Finds Gay/Bisexual Men Who Were Sexually Abused
(RAPED) as Children Are More Likely to Engage in Unsafe Sex
Men who have sex with men (MSM) who are victims of childhood sexual abuse are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior than other MSMs, say researchers from UCSFs Center for AIDS Prevention (CAPS).
The study, published in the April issue of Child Abuse & Neglect, found that about one fifth (20.6%) of all MSMs experienced childhood sexual abuse--a rate that is higher than general prevalence estimates for the general male population. These men's early sexual victimization experiences typically involved physical force, penetrative sex, and were highly distressing. Researchers found that greater severity of childhood abuse (more incidents) was associated with higher rates of risky sexual behavior. Findings were similar using two different definitions of risky sexual behavior (unprotected anal intercourse with a non-primary partner; unprotected anal intercourse with a male whose HIV status was different from their own). As further evidence of their greater sexual risk-taking, those reporting childhood sexual abuse were more likely to be HIV-positive (24% vs. 14%).
To better understand the linkages between childhood sexual abuse and current sexual risk, the researchers examined other behaviors that are both associated with sexual risk taking, and with childhood sexual abuse. Researchers found that the men who had been victimized had higher rates of sex under the influence of alcohol/drugs, "one-night stands," and intimate partner violence. The current risk behavior of sexually abused men could be related to these variables, which were also linked to other measures of disturbed family functioning (e.g., childhood physical abuse, parental substance abuse).
"These findings clearly indicate that there is a need to consider childhood sexual abuse in developing and delivering HIV prevention interventions. Messages that emphasize the avoidance of 'sex under the influence' may not be effective for those men whose use of substances may be a form of coping with the disturbing aftermath of early sexual traumatization. Work can be done to identify prevention strategies that consider the after-effects of childhood sexual abuse," said lead author, Jay Paul, PhD, a specialist in the division of medicine at UCSFs Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.
"In addition, given the extent to which this is a problem among MSM, community services should be reviewed to ensure that appropriate referrals are offered at points where these men may contact mental health, substance abuse, social services and medical services. The multiple health-related negative consequences of childhood sexual abuse emphasize the need to give this issue appropriate attention," said Paul.
The study analyzed data collected in the Urban Mens Health Study, a telephone sample of MSMs in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. These four cities were selected due to their importance as regional centers, being the source of two thirds of U.S. MSM AIDS cases, and the estimated size and concentration of their MSM population. This sample, conducted between November 1996 and February 1998, interviewed 2881 MSMs. The interviews covered numerous health issues; other findings (such as overall levels of risk behavior) have been reported elsewhere.
Study co-investigators are Joseph Catania, PhD, professor of medicine with UCSF CAPS, Lance Pollack, PhD, specialist at UCSF CAPS, and Ron Stall, PhD, MPH, Chief of the Behavioral Interventions Research Branch at the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control.
The research was supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Further research to gain a clearer understanding of these issues has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health."
posted on 11/24/2003 6:31:51 PM PST
To: Savage Beast
posted on 11/24/2003 7:10:48 PM PST
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posted on 11/25/2003 6:50:42 AM PST
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