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AIDS Rate for Gay Men Climbs
Los Angeles Times ^ | Thu, Dec 02, 2004 | Thomas H. Maugh II

Posted on 12/02/2004 6:06:42 AM PST by presidio9

The number of newly diagnosed HIV and AIDS cases among gay and bisexual men grew 11% in the four-year period ending in 2003, raising fears of a new outbreak of the disease in a group experts said had become increasingly casual about taking protective measures.

The increase was offset by a decline in new cases among intravenous drug users, so the overall rate increased by 1% over the same period, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Wednesday on World AIDS Day.

The CDC estimates that about 40,000 new HIV infections occur each year in the U.S., and that between 850,000 and 950,000 Americans are living with the disease, with about 280,000 not knowing they are infected, said Dr. Ronald O. Valdiserri, deputy director of the CDC's HIV prevention program. About 18,000 die of AIDS each year in the U.S.

The number of new infections has remained stable since the mid-1990s, when the burgeoning use of anti-HIV drugs lowered virus transmissions and death. But the mark is seen as a setback because the government had set the goal of cutting the rate of new infections in half by 2005.

"We have a ways to go before we reach [that] mark," Valdiserri said in a telephone briefing with reporters.

"It's simply unacceptable that so many people continue to be infected by this virus," said Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the CDC.

Men who have sex with men bore the initial brunt of the AIDS epidemic and account for 44% of newly diagnosed cases, according to the new data. But complacency brought on by effective AIDS drugs and the time that had elapsed since the initial ravages of the epidemic had led to an increase in unsafe sex practices, officials said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: aids; gotaidsyet; hiv; homosexualagenda; homosexuals
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1 posted on 12/02/2004 6:06:42 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

bug/butt chasers.


2 posted on 12/02/2004 6:08:13 AM PST by biblewonk (Neither was the man created for woman but the woman for the man.)
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To: presidio9

Finally, some good news for a change.


3 posted on 12/02/2004 6:08:15 AM PST by JesseHousman
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To: presidio9
The number of newly diagnosed HIV and AIDS cases among gay and bisexual men grew 11% in the four-year period ending in 2003, raising fears of a new outbreak of the disease in a group experts said had become increasingly casual about taking protective measures.

One out of every 10 gay men has HIV or AIDS...

4 posted on 12/02/2004 6:08:16 AM PST by zahal724 (I own a lumber company? Want some wood?)
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To: presidio9

Who woulda thought?


5 posted on 12/02/2004 6:08:32 AM PST by litehaus
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To: presidio9

Obviously the fault of the Reagan Administration.


</looney lefty logic>


6 posted on 12/02/2004 6:09:07 AM PST by DemforBush
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To: presidio9
"It's simply unacceptable that so many people continue to be infected by this virus," said Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the CDC."

Fornication bites.

7 posted on 12/02/2004 6:09:21 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: presidio9

No sympathy here, rump-raiders. You pay your money, you take your chances.


8 posted on 12/02/2004 6:11:26 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: presidio9
"It's simply unacceptable that so many people continue to be infected by this virus,"

Wrong.

"It's simply unacceptable that so many irresponsible people continue to be infected by this virus,"

9 posted on 12/02/2004 6:11:43 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: presidio9

Tomorrow's news: Sun comes up ... in the EAST!


10 posted on 12/02/2004 6:11:55 AM PST by Tax-chick (Benedicere cor! Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri?)
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To: presidio9

It's fear of bush fault.


11 posted on 12/02/2004 6:12:02 AM PST by zygoat
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To: presidio9
Men who have sex with men bore the initial brunt of the AIDS epidemic and account for 44% of newly diagnosed cases...

And men who have sex with teenage boys and "transgendered she-males" account for the remaining 56%.

12 posted on 12/02/2004 6:12:34 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: presidio9
Self-destruction is the meat-and-potatoes of the homosexual deathstyle.
13 posted on 12/02/2004 6:13:30 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: presidio9; All
Somehow, it's Boosh's fault.

14 posted on 12/02/2004 6:13:35 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: presidio9
2% of the population account for 44% of the new cases, were talking epidemic in homosexual community. If tobacco guaranteed a 1 in 4 chance of catching cancer, tobacco would be outlawed!! With AIDS we treat them as Saints.

Pray for W and Our Troops

15 posted on 12/02/2004 6:13:49 AM PST by bray (Nam Vets Rock!!)
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To: presidio9

Writing a story about AIDS is like juggling chain saws. The reasons for the infections are obvious, but the east and left coast liberal elite cannot accept these reasons, because they don't like where it takes them.


16 posted on 12/02/2004 6:15:21 AM PST by Richard Kimball (Four more years)
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To: EdReform; little jeremiah; ItsOurTimeNow

ping


17 posted on 12/02/2004 6:15:33 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9
Constitutional right to lifestyle.

Works for me.

18 posted on 12/02/2004 6:15:35 AM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: biblewonk

Uphill Gardners


19 posted on 12/02/2004 6:17:12 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: presidio9
AIDS Rate for Gay Men Climbs

DUH

Whould'a thunk it?

20 posted on 12/02/2004 6:17:32 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Just say no to dumbocRATs)
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