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New H.I.V. Cases Steady Despite Better Treatment
New York Times ^ | August 3 2011 | By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Posted on 08/03/2011 1:38:06 PM PDT by Beowulf9

Despite years of great progress in treating AIDS, the number of new infections with the virus that causes it has remained stubbornly around 50,000 a year for a decade in the United States, according to new figures released on Wednesday by federal officials.

The American epidemic is still concentrated primarily in gay men, and is growing rapidly worse among young black gay men. That realization is causing a rift in the AIDS community. Activists say the persistent H.I.V. infection rate proves that government prevention policy is a flop. Federal officials are on the defensive even as they concede that the epidemic will grow if prevention doesn’t get better, which they know is unlikely while their budgets are being cut.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aids; cdc; gay; hiv; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 08/03/2011 1:38:12 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

In other news, gay men continue to bugger each other.


2 posted on 08/03/2011 1:39:59 PM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Beowulf9
Better prevention requires more money??? WTF?

Better to isolate the spread, as they will not change their, ah, "lifestyle", regardless of how much "funding" there is.

3 posted on 08/03/2011 1:41:50 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Beowulf9

“a rift in the AIDS community”

1. Catfight!

2. The “AIDS community?” Community? In what sense are the people who have AIDS a community? That is one of the most noxious PC euphemisms I’ve ever heard.


4 posted on 08/03/2011 1:44:48 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Beowulf9

How does giving a disease civil rights “prevent” its spread?


5 posted on 08/03/2011 1:45:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Beowulf9
Federal officials are on the defensive even as they concede that the epidemic will grow if prevention doesn’t get better, which they know is unlikely while their budgets are being cut.

Lemme guess it was ONLY a 6% increase or something, which is a "cut" to them

6 posted on 08/03/2011 1:46:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Beowulf9

There is a lot of racism among homosexuals.

The preferred man is white, in his 20s - or younger :(
Low body fat, no facial or chest hair.

There is a “type” they are looking for, generally.


7 posted on 08/03/2011 1:47:11 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: GeronL

There you go trying to be logical!


8 posted on 08/03/2011 1:48:19 PM PDT by MCF
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To: doorgunner69

“Better to isolate the spread,”

40 years ago, I got locked into a TB ward for a year, until they finally did a culture and found out that I had atypical TB, couldn’t spread it around, and that I probably had gotten it gardening! They shoulda locked up AIDS cases that way!


9 posted on 08/03/2011 1:48:49 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: doorgunner69

“Better to isolate the spread”

What, treat it like any other epidemic? I think you’re losing track of the most important thing here.

The most important thing is that male sodomites be able to practice unlimited promiscuity. AIDS really puts a crimp in that. If you quarantine sodomites and bring the disease under control that way, how do they ever claw their way back to social endorsement and unlimited promiscuity?

No! The only course is to keep the epidemic in the public eye, and to keep predicting the heterosexual AIDS epidemic. Only in that way will enough money be allocated to find a cure or a vaccine, and only a cure or a vaccine will allow sodomites to practice unlimited promiscuity without fear of catching a fatal disease.

Controlling AIDS though quarantine would be complete defeat for the sodomite activists.


10 posted on 08/03/2011 1:53:09 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
If my dim memory is correct, there was discussion of quarantine of AIDS carriers some decades ago when the disease was discovered.

You know what happened of course, when the subset of disease carriers was ID'd.

11 posted on 08/03/2011 1:53:20 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Beowulf9
The American epidemic is still concentrated primarily in gay men, and is growing rapidly worse among young black gay men. T

Does the research also show that the young black dudes are being introduced to gay sex while in the slammer?

So much for the gay gene.

12 posted on 08/03/2011 1:55:17 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: dsc

-——In what sense are the people who have AIDS a community?——

They are Queer


13 posted on 08/03/2011 1:57:07 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: Persevero

You just described the majority of the men in the United States military.


14 posted on 08/03/2011 2:01:37 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO (`)
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To: Beowulf9

Just wait till the military kicks in. Oh, boy.


15 posted on 08/03/2011 2:07:28 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: doorgunner69

“If my dim memory is correct,”

Your memory is correct! And I took a lot of guff over my strong opinions.


16 posted on 08/03/2011 2:17:53 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Beowulf9

....I wonder if the Magical Bus Tour will stop
in at Man’s Country for a day or two....


17 posted on 08/03/2011 2:18:17 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: bert

“They are Queer”

So, I’m a member of the grumpy community?

We want reparations and special privileges.


18 posted on 08/03/2011 2:23:03 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Beowulf9

Society now regulates high risk activities.

From smoking to riding a motorcycle , laws and regulations have been enacted to protect participants and others.

We need to do the same with Gay sex.


19 posted on 08/03/2011 2:36:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: Beowulf9

Best preventative medicine is trinoacitol.


20 posted on 08/03/2011 2:57:03 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: dsc

That’s “community” as in “organized group that wants special treatment and your money.”


21 posted on 08/03/2011 2:58:47 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Beowulf9
Syphilis Rates Soar Among Gay Men in Scotland Infection Increases 14- Fold in Four Years
22 posted on 08/03/2011 3:01:46 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: Beowulf9
Syphilis increases soar in global gay communities
23 posted on 08/03/2011 3:06:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: Beowulf9
New H.I.V. Cases Steady Despite Better Treatment

That is surprising news. I would have thought that providing a treatment that keeps infectious people with a deadly disease vigorous and superficially healthy for longer would increase the rate of spread. If the rate is unchanged, that is in a sense unexpectedly good news (unless the rate would naturally have declined due to saturation, and the treatment is delaying that saturation until we reach a higher total caseload).

24 posted on 08/03/2011 3:12:15 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: GeronL

Same question, civil rights were suspended to deal with some of the more extreme diseases that spread through America, like the initial Influenza outbreak, TB, Polio, etc. People were often placed in a state of isolation, or public services shut down, to control the spread of the disease.


25 posted on 08/03/2011 3:29:54 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Beowulf9
"The American epidemic is still concentrated primarily in gay men, and is growing rapidly worse among young black gay men.

A direct result of the anti-bullying "it gets better" propaganda pushed on our children.

26 posted on 08/03/2011 4:10:24 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Persevero

Wow, so I guess there’s a description of your typical homosexual character on TV shows right there.


27 posted on 08/03/2011 9:27:53 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: USS Alaska

I think there was an article posted a couple of years ago on this site. If I remember correctly, the article focused on the rise of HIV infection among black women.
Their men came out of prison and infected them.


28 posted on 08/03/2011 9:36:27 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: fwdude

Someone has to admit that there is just some way in which STD germs are way too contagious (i.s. homosexual male acts). It’s sad that the reckless behavior hasn’t changed enough since the earlier times, and frankly, even more disturbing is the self-destructive path numerous young men, and possibly some women take with the commission of not so good behaviors.


29 posted on 08/04/2011 1:37:48 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Beowulf9

The viruses are such a weird lot.

In all probability, they were the first inhabitants of the planet. They know more and are smarter than the eukaryotes (us). Without them, the Earth would never have been able to sustain life. You would die without them. There are millions of them in your body right now.

The funny thing is that they are dormant(dead) unless they find a host. So, essentially, we need each other.

No cure is going to work if the hosts (those who are carriers) keep placing the virus in a temperature regulated area filled with abundant host cells , because the viruses will adapt to any change in the keycode they use to gain passage into a cell. It is their nature.


30 posted on 08/04/2011 6:14:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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