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New H.I.V. Cases Drop, but Rise in Young Gay Men
New York Times ^ | January 2, 2008 | Sarah Kershaw

Posted on 01/01/2008 6:27:55 PM PST by reaganaut1

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The number of new H.I.V. infections in men under 30 who have sex with men has increased sharply in New York City in the last five years, particularly among blacks and Hispanics, even as AIDS deaths and overall H.I.V. infection rates in the city have steadily declined.

New figures from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene show that the annual number of new infections among black and Hispanic men who have sex with men rose 34 percent between 2001 and 2006, and rose for all men under 30 who have sex with men by 32 percent.

At a time when the number of new cases among older gay men is dropping — by 22 percent in New York City during the same period — AIDS experts are bearing down on what they say is a worrisome and perplexing growth of H.I.V. infection among young men like Mr. Arriola.

So far, they say, the significant factors feeding the trend appear to be higher rates of drug use among younger men, which can fuel dangerous sex practices, optimism among them that AIDS can be readily treated, and a growing stigma about H.I.V. among gays that keeps some men from revealing that they are infected. There has also been a substantial increase in the number of new infection cases among young white men who have sex with men, but still that group had fewer new cases in 2006: 100, compared with 228 among blacks and 165 among Hispanics.

The rising rates for young men in New York City come as federal health officials acknowledge that infection rates nationwide, while flat, may be substantially higher than previously thought because of underreporting.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aids; gays; hiv; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; publicschool; riskybehavior
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The male homosexual "lifestyle" is often a form of slow-motion suicide.
1 posted on 01/01/2008 6:27:57 PM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Well gollllllyyyyyy sarge.


2 posted on 01/01/2008 6:28:57 PM PST by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: reaganaut1

Bush’s Fault.


3 posted on 01/01/2008 6:29:27 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: reaganaut1
AIDS experts are bearing down on what they say is a worrisome and perplexing growth of H.I.V. infection among young men like Mr. Arriola.

Perplexing growth????? Hint: Lots of unprotected sex with different partners, most of whom they don't even know.

4 posted on 01/01/2008 6:31:19 PM PST by Always Right
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To: reaganaut1

“The male homosexual “lifestyle” is often a form of slow-motion suicide.”

Well, at least they don’t smoke. Now, that would be really bad and totally unacceptable.


5 posted on 01/01/2008 6:36:38 PM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Always Right

How many of them are
“bug chasers”?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugchasing_and_giftgiving


6 posted on 01/01/2008 6:36:45 PM PST by kalee
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To: reaganaut1

What the heck is Mental Hygiene?????


7 posted on 01/01/2008 6:37:04 PM PST by gidget7 ( Vote for the Arsenal of Democracy, because America RUNS on Duncan!)
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To: MAexile

That’s right not enough money sent to groups supporting the gay life style to educate the kids. After all who knows that unprotected indiscriminate gay sex might lead to a HIV infection or other STD? If they were only educated they’d be responsible wouldn’t they?


8 posted on 01/01/2008 6:38:03 PM PST by airedale ( XZ)
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To: reaganaut1

I'm shocked, shocked!

9 posted on 01/01/2008 6:38:49 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: reaganaut1
What kind of drugs are they on that causes both sodomy and optimism about treatment . That’s some “fuel”.
10 posted on 01/01/2008 6:39:39 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: kbennkc

Another reason I have always practices abstinence.


11 posted on 01/01/2008 6:44:29 PM PST by The Cuban
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To: airedale
butt their cucumbers are healthy

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12 posted on 01/01/2008 6:47:24 PM PST by digger48
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To: reaganaut1
...new cases among older gay men is dropping...

Few left who are not already infected.

13 posted on 01/01/2008 6:56:22 PM PST by Rudder
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To: reaganaut1
Worrisome, yes. Perplexing, no.
14 posted on 01/01/2008 6:57:13 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Rudder
Few left who are not already infected.

Or dead.
15 posted on 01/01/2008 7:01:55 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: reaganaut1

Wow, now who would have ever thought that.Homosexual sex causes the butt flu.shocking


16 posted on 01/01/2008 7:09:59 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Hey isn’t this similar to what you were posting about on that other thread....they say it right here: more related to drugs than to a virus, not equally distributed among gay male/female population, more young, less old, etc etc.?

AIDS. Global Warming. May just be living in a more hocus-pocus time than middle-ages.


17 posted on 01/01/2008 7:13:11 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: reaganaut1

I blame abstinence education and the Pope.


18 posted on 01/01/2008 7:15:24 PM PST by bahblahbah (conservative confessional reformed evangelical yadda yadda yadda christian against huckamania)
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To: kalee

“Over the past decade, researchers have endeavored to document, explain, and look for a solution to the problem of bug chasing.”

Ahem. Thank goodness those researchers are hard at work! It must be a real conundrum.
These kamikazes should receive appropriate treatment.


19 posted on 01/01/2008 7:15:30 PM PST by Harrius Magnus (Pucker up Mo, and your dhimmi Leftist freaks, here comes your Jizya!)
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To: reaganaut1
In an unrelated story, the Department of the Interior released a study today showing a high correlation between forest fires and forests.

Hank

20 posted on 01/01/2008 7:17:27 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Well, really just plain Hank Kimball. Well, not "just plain" Hank Kimball, just Hank Kimball....)
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To: reaganaut1
Oh boy. When I refreshed this thread, the banner "ad" at the top for the Freepathon was the one with the smiley face that says: "Imagine there's no liberals."

Imagine what a lefty would do with THAT juxtaposition! ROFLOL.

Hank

21 posted on 01/01/2008 7:19:21 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Well, really just plain Hank Kimball. Well, not "just plain" Hank Kimball, just Hank Kimball....)
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To: reaganaut1

“At a time when the number of new cases among older gay men is dropping — by 22 percent in New York City during ...”

Could it possibly be that the older ones have passed on and the numbers of new cases caused by the older HIV population then would be less.


22 posted on 01/01/2008 7:19:50 PM PST by elpadre
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To: kbennkc
What kind of drugs are they on that causes both sodomy and optimism about treatment.

Poppers?
23 posted on 01/01/2008 7:34:12 PM PST by caveat emptor
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To: Always Right

Smacked it on the noggin, AR.

I’m sick of these people moaning and wailing and blaming Rebublicans for the consequences of their own perverse promiscuity and narcissistic sensationalist nihilist crap. Go screw five different strange guys a week, and you’re probably going to get AIDS. I’m not. And it won’t be my fault that they do.


24 posted on 01/01/2008 7:51:05 PM PST by Humble Servant (Keep it simple - do what's right.)
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To: reaganaut1
Anally Inserted Death Sentence

25 posted on 01/01/2008 8:25:22 PM PST by skeptoid (AA; UE; MBS (with clusters))
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To: elpadre
“At a time when the number of new cases among older gay men is dropping — by 22 percent in New York City during ...”

Could it possibly be that the older ones have passed on and the numbers of new cases caused by the older HIV population then would be less.

No. These are new infection statistics. By the time homosexuals get old, the promiscuous individuals are long since infected and don't show up as new infections.

26 posted on 01/01/2008 8:33:05 PM PST by CGTRWK
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To: reaganaut1

But it’s not a gay disease. /s


27 posted on 01/01/2008 8:34:11 PM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: reaganaut1
The male homosexual "lifestyle" is often a form of slow-motion suicide

To quote a good Catholic Bishop I know, "It's not a lifestyle it's a death style."

28 posted on 01/01/2008 8:38:36 PM PST by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: kalee

That’s disturbing. Ick!


29 posted on 01/01/2008 8:40:25 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: skeptoid
You have hit upon the precise reason for the spread of HIV among homosexual and bisexual males. Anatomically, the anus is NOT meant for sex! The epithelial lining of the anus is thin and tears very easily. In addition, there is only a thin layer of muscle supporting the entire alimentary canal. This makes it very easy for infection to occur. In contrast, the vagina is perfectly suited for receipt of the penis. It has a thick, strong muscular wall that is protected by several layers of epithelial cells, making it much more resistant to infection.

AIDS activists refuse to admit the truth. It is a disease that is behaviorally spread. Everyone is NOT equally likely to become infected. Those that do in most cases have had sexual contact with a member of one of two groups - bisexual males or IV drug users. The other possibility is that they, like me, have a job that has the potential to expose them to blood or body fluids and they fail to use universal precautions.

This is very different than the example illustrated recently by the airline passenger who was infected with TB. They are trying to contact all 41 passengers because they are all in danger of having contracted the infection since it is spread by aerosol inhalation. Had there been a passenger with HIV on the plane, the other passengers would have been in no danger whatsoever unless the patient started bleeding and a passenger allowed some of the blood to get into an open wound or into his mouth - not a very likely scenario.
30 posted on 01/01/2008 8:53:12 PM PST by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: reaganaut1

First, a gay guy with the name “Ariolla”...will wonders never cease.....

Second, DUH!

They just can’t kill themselves fast enough. If only they weren’t attention whores as well.


31 posted on 01/01/2008 9:07:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: reaganaut1

Oh yeah, the first sentence also captures the other liberal mantra:

HIV not only hitting gays hardest, but gay minorities are even harder hit.

Do the libs even bother to read this stuff before they type this crap up? Why is this even news? To us it’s a no-brainer and a no-kidding.


32 posted on 01/01/2008 9:11:07 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: sam_paine; metmom; betty boop; DaveLoneRanger; editor-surveyor; js1138

Thanks for the ping, Sam. Yep, you nailed it, these are precisely the kind of deceptive tactics I was talking about. This article will definitely go in the save pile.

All the best—GGG


33 posted on 01/01/2008 11:20:02 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: reaganaut1
...and a growing stigma about H.I.V. among gays that keeps some men from revealing that they are infected.

What a world! What a world! Where people insist on stigmatizing a virus that causes death.

34 posted on 01/01/2008 11:24:57 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Harrius Magnus
Bug chasing is an attempt to give gay sex meaning. Since gay sex is non-procreative, it is, in itself, meaningless. BTW: Since most of the heterosexual population practices contraception, which is a species of sodomy, has anyone ever investigated whether there are "bug chasers" among the heterosexual population? Are there people who feel less-than-au-courant because they are the last on their block without herpes?
35 posted on 01/01/2008 11:28:51 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: reaganaut1

Ever notice that all homo’s are liberal.


36 posted on 01/01/2008 11:55:10 PM PST by garylmoore (Faith is the assurance of things unseen.)
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To: airedale

sometimes I think we have to come right out and say that homosexual sex is not normal sex....it “may” be pleasurable for the participants, it may have historical background,it may be none of our business, but it is not normal sexual activity....its a perversion....and within that perversion is the reason WHY it is a dangerous activity....but we all knew that...


37 posted on 01/02/2008 12:04:32 AM PST by cherry
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To: reaganaut1

Darwin was wrong about the spontaneous formation of life.

But he was right about natural selection.


38 posted on 01/02/2008 12:07:31 AM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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a growing stigma about H.I.V. among gays that keeps some men from revealing that they are infected.

So, they're suggesting that gays may be bigoted?

39 posted on 01/02/2008 12:26:27 AM PST by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: Tall_Texan

What “stigma” would that be? Other than proving the point.


40 posted on 01/02/2008 6:41:51 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: GodGunsGuts

How are you doing lining up the debate?


41 posted on 01/02/2008 6:55:19 AM PST by js1138
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To: festus

The funny thing about your post...

well, a lot of funny things about your post.

It’s very much a “duh” that gay men continue to see an increase in HIV infections, despite the denials of the gay worshipping leftist PC crowd.

The ironic thing is that Jim Nabors came out as gay a long time ago... right or not? Couldn’t find a quick confirmation on that on google search.


42 posted on 01/02/2008 7:00:59 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: reaganaut1

Ok. After 30 years of this homo scam doesn’t anyone get it?
A 9 kilobase ubiquitous, harmless retrovirus does NOT cause 27 different major diseases, does NOT cause a person’s immune system to fail, and does NOT cause AIDs. But you must continue to wallow in this ridiculous, so be it. Absolute nonsense. Go Magic go. And by the way, he isn’t on some HIV “cocktail” (which is worthless and deadly in and of itself.)


43 posted on 01/02/2008 7:05:55 AM PST by Doc Savage (The tree of liberty needs to be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants)
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Not possible. The media told us that AIDS wasn't a "gay" disease. And they're never wrong.

Is a /sarc tag really necessary?
44 posted on 01/02/2008 7:08:43 AM PST by Antoninus (If you want the national GOP to look more like the Massachusetts GOP, vote for Flip Romney)
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To: reaganaut1
>>>>but Rise in Young Gay Men<<<<<<<

Some poofter at the NYT thought this part was cute.

45 posted on 01/02/2008 7:11:40 AM PST by irish guard
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To: irish guard
I give this thread 2 snaps!

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46 posted on 01/02/2008 9:29:38 AM PST by -=SoylentSquirrel=- (I'm really made of people!)
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To: reaganaut1

Mr. Arriola?

ROFLMAO


47 posted on 01/02/2008 9:40:48 AM PST by SolidRedState (Somebody find a spine.)
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To: reaganaut1
Well Duh !

It is a lifestyle of dangerous chooses.


48 posted on 01/02/2008 9:53:12 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: js1138

You mean the debate you ducked out of? You guys are dropping like flies.


49 posted on 01/02/2008 10:36:13 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: Always Right

How about all those public school recruiting programs? Or increased efforts to prevent reporting of sexual predators who prey on children?

Nobody mentions the homosexual oriented highschool in NYC.


50 posted on 01/02/2008 10:47:35 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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