Skip to comments.Biology Leaves Gay Men Highly Vulnerable to HIV: Study
Posted on 07/20/2012 12:11:16 PM PDT by scottjewell
Virus Transmits much more Easily Via Anal Intercourse, Research Shows
New research pinpoints a major reason why gay and bisexual men remain so vulnerable to the AIDS epidemic: When it comes to the transmission of HIV, a man who has unprotected anal intercourse is at especially high risk.
In fact, if that kind of intercourse was only as risky as vaginal intercourse, researchers report, HIV cases among gay and bisexual men would shrink dramatically. It would go down even more, they added, if their rates of casual sex declined.
[. . . ] According to UNAIDS, HIV is more common among gay and bisexual men than adults in general in all areas of the world, even Africa. In North America, an estimated 15 percent of gay and bisexual men are infected with HIV; the rate is the highest, 25 percent, in the Caribbean.
Previous research has shown that being on the receiving end of anal intercourse is equally risky whether you're a man or a woman. The risk was estimated at 1.4 percent per sex act with an infected person -- about 18 times more risky than male-to-female vaginal intercourse.
(Excerpt) Read more at health.usnews.com ...
I showed this to Captain Obvious, but he said he’s tired of flying through homo-research threads.
guess your problem really is with God after all.
This was originally published in “DUH” Magazine.
Everyone Has AIDS
Duh! Wow, was this taxpayer money that went to discover the obvious. Didn't Andy Rooney nearly lose his job for including AIDs as one of those diseases that is a "lifestyle" disease? So, now, are we allowed to say that AIDs is something that gays get because of their lifestyle? Or, will we be seeing the article in a day or so that tells us the researchers are under attack and their dismissal is being called for?
A tattoo like this is all the technology that's needed.
Wow. Sticking someone’s penis up your butt could have adverse health consequences? Who would have ever guessed?
I wonder if frequenting gay bath houses and having hundreds of different partners stuck their naughty bits up your butt could possibly increase the risk?
You have to understand very little about biology to understand the following: the intestines are an open doorway to the bloodstream.
When you swallow something, it basically gets dissolved and deconstructed by stomach acid before it goes into the intestines and into the bloodstream. When you take something in through the rectum, there is no acid. Whatever you put in there, goes directly into the bloodstream.
Is this so difficult to understand?
Yeah, sure, it’s the “biology” that makes them susceptible,
not the sodomy.
“Biology” has nothing to do with it. Aberrant behavior has everything to do with it.
I guess the health nazis and large companies will start charging higher insurance fees for homosexual males the way they do for those deemed to be overweight, right? Will they hound gay males about their sexual practices the way they nag others about their cholesterol, etc.? Not likely.
Anal sex is filthy...? For that taxpayers had to fund a study. Maybe we could get a research grant to study the harmful effects of drinking toilet water.
Maybe they ought to do a study to see if s—t really does stink.
Well, given how they're [ab]using their bodies in a way that the biology makes them susceptible there is a certain amount of truth to that first part... but like your last part notes: it's the sodomy which is the abuse.
Ha, this video about sizes up the advocacy attitude!
Seriously, they have been beating that drum so long of “AIDs is not a gay disease, it is everyone’s disease” so that even someone in a chaste marriage and living a Christian life must also live in fear of AIDS, because ya just never know who will get it next. Why bother changing your behavior, because after all, AIDs is everyone’s disease. Talk about DENIAL...
Toilet water is the same as tap water, unless you have some oddly nonstandard plumbing.
Perhaps you meant raw sewage.
There are probably a few reasons why anal intercourse is so much more risky (for the HIV as well as other infectious agents), for example, the vaginal mucosa is built for intercourse and is constructed differently than the colon--this makes the anal/colonic mucosa more susceptible to tearing and that's when the HIV could gain access to the bloodstream. Further, the immune reaction and defenses are more robust in the vagina.