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HIV/AIDS increases in US, but failed US approach still exported to Africa
The Culture of Life Foundation & Institute ^ | 12.02.03 | Austin Ruse

Posted on 12/02/2003 5:00:18 PM PST by Coleus

The cult of the condom is failing us in America where the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports the incidents of HIV/AIDS is increasing among the group that knows the most about condoms --- gay men. Yet, policy makers continue to insist that condoms are the answer to AIDs in Africa. We report today on the new CDC numbers and statements by policy makers on World AIDs Day in support of condoms.

Spread the word.

Yours sincerely,
Austin Ruse
President

Action item:  You may access a copy of the CDC report by going to
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/hasr1402/2002SurveillanceReport.pdf


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CULTURE & COSMOS

December 2, 2003
Volume 1, Number 17

HIV/AIDS increases in US, but failed US approach still exported to Africa

In a recent interview with BBC, Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the UN, argued for increased involvement and resources by developed countries-namely the United States-in stemming the tide of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. In addition, he was disappointed in African leaders that allowed "their people to die because they were too embarrassed to
talk about condoms."

His statements are among the many promoting additional funding for programs implementing efforts to fight the epidemic via the exportation of US-style prevention, which readily encourages and promotes condom use in high-risk groups.

Interestingly, it is this very plan that is failing in the US. In the latest "Aids Surveillance Report" published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the statistics on new cases of HIV and those, which eventually transition into AIDs, show stark increases in many of the groups studied. Groups most catechized on the 'safe sex' condom based
ideology, such as homosexual men, are those with the highest prevalence rates. Between 1999 and 2002, the estimated number of these persons living with HIV/AIDS had jumped from 100,500 to 125,200, despite the almost constant 'safe sex' and condom message.

The United States is often used as an example for countries with high prevalence rates, predominantly due to the decreasing death rates for those persons who had contracted AIDS. In the recent CDC report however, the statistics reveal that these decreases are most often due to an increased life span from advanced drug therapies, not decreasing contraction of HIV. It pointed out that "the number of diagnoses of HIV/AIDS increased steadily" from 1999-2002, and while there have been declines in AIDs incidence in the late '90s, by 2002, "AIDS diagnoses increased" within the United States.

Yet, while the contemporary US based approaches are showing increases at home, others that have shown decreases are interestingly being discredited abroad.

As some have pointed out, including most recently Harvard's Edward Green writing on November 29 in the Washington Post, in African countries "with the highest levels of condom availability-Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Kenya-also have some of the highest HIV rates in the world."

Despite this trend, as well as HIV/AIDS increases within the US, other initiatives that have worked, such as Uganda's AIDS approach are being discouraged. The Ugandan program, similar to other initiatives in additional countries, encouraged marital fidelity and abstinence until marriage to combat the epidemic. When foreign health officials, predominantly from the developed countries including the US, attempted to transition the Ugandan program more predominantly towards condom use, extramarital sex rose. As a result, "health officials worry that infection rates may increase as well," despite the successes under the other programs.
 
World leaders 'neglecting Aids'{UN & Koffin Annan Alert}
 
Sorting out the facts on AIDS
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3245014.stm
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3244564.stm


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; aids; annan; austinruse; cdc; consequences; cultureofdeath; gay; gaymen; grids; hiv; hivaids; homosexual; homosexualagenda; homosexualvice; kenya; kofiannan; mmwr; prisoners; queer; romans1; sin; std; syphilis; uganda; un; unitednations; unitedstates; usa

1 posted on 12/02/2003 5:00:19 PM PST by Coleus
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...
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2 posted on 12/02/2003 5:01:19 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: All
U.S. Syphilis Rates Climbs for Second Consecutive Year with Massive Surge Among Homosexual Men

3 posted on 12/02/2003 5:03:42 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Coleus
Maybe, the neocommunist, ultra-left wing media shouldn't brag so much about faggot bishops and priests. It looks like God is pissed and is getting even with the tinkerbells.
4 posted on 12/02/2003 5:10:04 PM PST by Tacis
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To: Coleus
This past year could have been named "Year of the Gay" with all of the emphasis on gay-EVERYTHING!!! Say anything negative about homosexuals and lesbians and DUCK! You're going to have the whole liberal community after you!! And yet...the US is to blame because Africans are dying by the score of AIDS!

There ARE days when I really wonder about this world.
5 posted on 12/02/2003 5:14:06 PM PST by Maria S ("…the end is near…this time, Americans are serious; Bush is not like Clinton." Uday Hussein 4/9/03)
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To: Coleus
Bring on gay marriage and watch the orgies go through the roof!
6 posted on 12/02/2003 5:15:50 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (so it is written, so it is done)
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To: Coleus
Just think: if Ronald Reagan had only mentioned the word "AIDS," during his Presidency, none of this would be happening.
7 posted on 12/02/2003 5:17:25 PM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: Tacis
I wish that the "Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name" crowd would shutup. I so tire of their rantings. They gave themselves Aids. They continue to give themselves Aids. I'm doing just great. But then again, I don't sleep around. When are we going to stop indulging those who prefer a self-destructive lifestyle?
8 posted on 12/02/2003 5:20:10 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: Paul Atreides
Just think: if Ronald Reagan had only mentioned the word "AIDS," during his Presidency, none of this would be happening

Not only that, but the promiscuity that spreads it would have stopped too.

9 posted on 12/02/2003 5:28:54 PM PST by Lizavetta (Savage was right. Extreme liberalness is a mental disorder)
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To: Coleus
"The cult of the condom is failing us in America where the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports the incidents of HIV/AIDS is increasing among the group that knows the most about condoms --- gay men."

The author of this sentence obviously does not know about "barebacking" and the latest gay erotica of a non-infected gay man having unprotected sexual activity with known HIV/AIDS infected gay man with the hope of contracting HIV/AIDS.

That is why HIV/AIDS is increasing among gay men.

10 posted on 12/02/2003 5:29:01 PM PST by tahiti
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To: Coleus
Thanks for the ping!
11 posted on 12/02/2003 7:38:41 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Coleus
Its The Promiscus Lifestyle Stupid! All you supermen & women are determined to kill yourselves and take as many innocents with you as you can. Get a GUN and vent your cranium; don't worry about splattering brains all over your brain stem rotted off long ago. Living the Big Lie! No Guts and No Glory!
12 posted on 12/02/2003 7:58:42 PM PST by winker
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To: Savage Beast
For educational purposes only - PING!
13 posted on 12/02/2003 8:00:52 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (DEFUND NPR & PBS - THE AMERICAN PRAVDA)
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To: tahiti
It's likely there will be a church somewhere where bunghole-surfing bug chasers can have it as a sacrament - tax free of course. Aids should be more immediate and robust. It wouldn't be a problem then....
14 posted on 12/02/2003 8:08:55 PM PST by BobS
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To: tahiti
Bare backing, I learned about that listening to the Howard Stern Show in the mornings on the way to work. That guy will talk about anything.
15 posted on 12/02/2003 8:15:53 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: walford
I just saw this and thought you might find it of interest.
16 posted on 12/02/2003 10:19:24 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Coleus; *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; ...
Definitely worth the read. Thanks for the ping, Coleus.

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17 posted on 12/02/2003 10:24:38 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Please remove my name from your ping list.
18 posted on 12/03/2003 5:32:35 AM PST by Savage Beast
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To: Coleus
First of all, its misleading to quote "AIDS Diagnoses Increased," since that phrase would be true if there were just one new case a year.

Secondly, since when are gay men examples of reliable condom users? The problem was never a lack of condoms, some people just refuse to use them. The same is true of those African countries where there is condom availability. I think it goes without saying that abstinence and monogamy should be encouraged, but I don't think encouraging condom use is at all a moot point.
19 posted on 12/03/2003 9:37:52 AM PST by fiscally_right
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To: fiscally_right
Bleh, forget that "AIDS diagnoses increased" thing, i'm not getting enough sleep.
20 posted on 12/03/2003 9:39:05 AM PST by fiscally_right
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To: Coleus
I'd already heard about "bug chasers" but watched John Walsh last night who's program was about these people.

A woman on the program just filmed a documentary called "The Gift" about these bug chasers and gift givers.

Also, there was a young gay man who intentionally sought to acquire the HIV virus and then regretted what he had done. Well boo f'in hoo.

And once upon a time I saw a statistic that showed that funding for AIDS research was well and above the funding for breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other serious diseases. Wish I could find that information again.

It just burns me that all we hear about is the plight of the poor folks who get AIDS and that we must be ever vigilant to find a cure for this and then come to find out that one of the high risk groups treats this as a badge of honor (I guess to get more sympathy from homophobes). In this day and age, only someone stranded on a tropical island for the last 20 years would not know how to prevent AIDS.

But because it afflicts mostly homosexuals, we are to treat it with kid gloves and respect to the core of our being.

That's just MY rant and I may be wrong.

21 posted on 12/03/2003 9:54:02 AM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: 3catsanadog
A woman on the program just filmed a documentary called "The Gift" about these bug chasers and gift givers.

Yep. You can read about it here: Acting Up.

Rolling Stone also wrote a similar article: The men who long to be HIV+. Some in the pro-homosexual crowd will try to deny this information. The only part that's really up for debate is the %25 figure, but Rolling Stone is sticking to the article as written.

And once upon a time I saw a statistic that showed that funding for AIDS research was well and above the funding for breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other serious diseases. Wish I could find that information again.

I just posted some of that yesterday (I think). I'll see if I can find it. You may find this helpful:

Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links

22 posted on 12/03/2003 10:04:51 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Coleus
One word: BEHAVIOR! Change the behavior, avoid the disease. Gee, common sense must make me a homophobe!
23 posted on 12/03/2003 10:21:56 AM PST by JimRed (Disinformation is the leftist's and enemy's friend; consider the source before believing.)
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To: scripter
Thanks - I look forward to seeing your information.
24 posted on 12/03/2003 10:48:49 AM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: 3catsanadog
I haven't been able to find it yet - the post yesterday (that I thought covered the info) didn't - I'll find it later.
25 posted on 12/03/2003 11:32:28 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Savage Beast
See anything you care to refute?
26 posted on 12/03/2003 12:11:55 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (DEFUND NPR & PBS - THE AMERICAN PRAVDA)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Remove my name, or I will have the monitors do it.
27 posted on 12/03/2003 7:03:12 PM PST by Savage Beast (I see stupid people. They don't know they're stupid.)
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To: Savage Beast
Whatever suits you would be fine by me.

Odd request, though, from somebody that holds AIDS to be the worst plague in history and yet is unwilling to learn more about its carriers.
28 posted on 12/03/2003 7:28:11 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (DEFUND NPR & PBS - THE AMERICAN PRAVDA)
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To: Coleus

The #1 and #2 ways to avoid getting HIV and/Or AIDS?

1: Don't have Sex with a man if you're a man. Don't have sex with a woman who's had sex with a man who's had sex with a man.

2: Don't have sex with a woman or a man who's done intravenous drugs.

Do both of those things and you will have reduced your risk to less than a half percent. Better odds than a Condom.

To quote Sam Kineson quoting the Pope: "Blank bink, lose the kingdom"


-Mal
29 posted on 12/03/2003 7:44:29 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Maria S
The lessons of Soddom and Gommorah have still not been learned by the "secular". When is it time to "not look back"?
30 posted on 12/03/2003 7:53:25 PM PST by Freemeorkillme
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To: Coleus
All,

Do not use words "gay" when referring to homosexual behavior anymore. I will use the term "homosexual" as I'm sick of the perversion of the English word "gay".

Those who don't like it will have to deal with it. Period.

Gay does not equal homosexual bliss.

Say "homosexual" when the term applies.

I'm gay in anticipation of the celebration of Christ's birth.
31 posted on 12/03/2003 8:03:57 PM PST by Freemeorkillme
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To: Malsua
That sounds like some of the questions on the form preceeded with "have you ever had" when I dontate blood.
32 posted on 12/03/2003 8:04:50 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Freemeorkillme
Thanks, we all should be GAY in the anticipation for the Celebration of Christ's Birth.

Main Entry: 1gay
Pronunciation: 'gA
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French gai
Date: 14th century
1 a : happily excited : MERRY b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits
2 a : BRIGHT, LIVELY <gay sunny meadows> b : brilliant in color

33 posted on 12/03/2003 8:21:21 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Freemeorkillme
"Do not use words "gay" when referring to homosexual behavior anymore. I will use the term "homosexual" as I'm sick of the perversion of the English word "gay".

Good point! I have always wondered why homosexuals refer to themselves as 'gay', but they (and the media)do NOT call lesbians 'gay'. It's always "gays and lesbians' when they're referred to as a group.
34 posted on 12/04/2003 5:05:56 AM PST by Maria S ("…the end is near…this time, Americans are serious; Bush is not like Clinton." Uday Hussein 4/9/03)
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