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Biology Leaves Gay Men Highly Vulnerable to HIV: Study
US News Health ^ | July 20 2012 | Randy Dotinga

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duh; exitonly; hiv; homosexualagenda
Wow - they really needed a new study to show this? Could nature be trying to say something here? And what a fist in the eye to the LGBTQ mantra that "AIDS is NOT a gay disease: It is everyone's disease." I think someone is contradicting you.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 12:11:22 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

I showed this to Captain Obvious, but he said he’s tired of flying through homo-research threads.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: scottjewell

guess your problem really is with God after all.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 12:14:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: scottjewell

This was originally published in “DUH” Magazine.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 12:15:38 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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To: scottjewell

Everyone Has AIDS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StPTCo5qk8E


5 posted on 07/20/2012 12:17:46 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: scottjewell
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

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?

6 posted on 07/20/2012 12:20:27 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: scottjewell
Another study suggests the greater use of prevention approaches .... There are existing technologies, but we need to put them together"

A tattoo like this is all the technology that's needed.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 12:21:21 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: scottjewell

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?


8 posted on 07/20/2012 12:22:14 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: scottjewell

9 posted on 07/20/2012 12:23:00 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: scottjewell

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?


10 posted on 07/20/2012 12:23:43 PM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Maybe you've seen the photos of homos with AIDs. Shrunken cheeks, spotted, like death eating a cracker. Odd that they don't include what they did to contract that illness. Then they had the effrontery to claim "We all have AIDs." They paint a health epidemic as a civil rights issue. It's no wonder black pastors (at least claiming to) disown Obama on this issue.
11 posted on 07/20/2012 12:24:43 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: scottjewell

Yeah, sure, it’s the “biology” that makes them susceptible,
not the sodomy.

Uh-huh.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 12:28:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: scottjewell

“Biology” has nothing to do with it. Aberrant behavior has everything to do with it.


13 posted on 07/20/2012 12:28:47 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: scottjewell

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.


14 posted on 07/20/2012 12:31:28 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: scottjewell

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.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 12:33:13 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

Maybe they ought to do a study to see if s—t really does stink.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 12:34:07 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: MrB
Yeah, sure, it’s the “biology” that makes them susceptible,
not the sodomy.

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.

17 posted on 07/20/2012 12:34:31 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: dfwgator

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...


18 posted on 07/20/2012 12:36:55 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: pallis
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.

Toilet water is the same as tap water, unless you have some oddly nonstandard plumbing.
Perhaps you meant raw sewage.

[/pedantic ass]

19 posted on 07/20/2012 12:38:27 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: duckworth
That's not true. The mucosa is the membrane lining the colon and rectum, and while you are correct in that there is no acid there to protect against most (but not all--see H. pylori) organisms, what is in the colon does not go directly into the bloodstream: it must be absorbed across the membrane.

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.

20 posted on 07/20/2012 12:38:39 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Cementjungle
“Biology” has nothing to do with it. Aberrant behavior has everything to do with it." But they were "born that way", don't ya know. So please hush up about their behavior, you might make them feel bad with your bigotry.
21 posted on 07/20/2012 12:39:51 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: OneWingedShark
Toilet water is the same as tap water,

"Well, I've never seen no plants grow out of no toilet."

22 posted on 07/20/2012 12:44:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Pining_4_TX

Yeah, why the double standard? gee, i wonder...


23 posted on 07/20/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Saying homosexuals are more prone to AIDS due to biological factors is like saying those that jump off buildings have a biological issue with gravity.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: LibertarianLiz
Actually, it was taxpayer money used to do their damnedest to try and change facts. Democrats desperately need to remove the stigma of HIV AIDS as a gay disease. It doesn't bode well with their campaign to normalize queer behavior to gain votes and it doesn't sit well with their atheist constituents, either.
25 posted on 07/20/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: scottjewell

This begs the question: What is “protected” anal intercourse?


26 posted on 07/20/2012 12:46:52 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: scottjewell

Maybe they should take Physics instead.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 12:47:39 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: scottjewell

So it IS a sh!tty little virus.

Hint to ‘mos: don’t do what aint natchel. Leave the fudge packin to Hershey’s.

Sheesh.


28 posted on 07/20/2012 12:51:17 PM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: scottjewell

I was listening to the WAAF morning show on Monday and they were refuting any scientific fact that linked Gay Sex as “the gateway to AIDS”. None of the hosts were even alive in the 1980’s and the last 20 years of the Gay Agenda has erased the truth of the 80’s. They knew it was killing them by the thousands. But they couldn’t stop. I know a nice guy who had to raise his grand kids because his Flight Attendant son gave it to his wife and they both died within a year.


29 posted on 07/20/2012 12:52:17 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: scottjewell
Biology Leaves Gay Men Highly Vulnerable to HIV: Study

Biology? People engage in a behavior the body was not mean for and the problem is biology? Can you buy a clue? The next step would be doing this for many different people. I guess that's biology's fault also.
30 posted on 07/20/2012 12:52:44 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: OneWingedShark

And leftists dismiss the bible...

Rom 1:27
27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 1:01:29 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: dfwgator
"Well, I've never seen no plants grow out of no toilet."

Take a drive through the back roads down south. You'll see plenty of toilets with plants growing out of them, usually decoratively set up in the front yard.

32 posted on 07/20/2012 1:09:38 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: scottjewell

The headline is wrong, a gay’s biology is no different
than anyone elses. It’s their behavour that makes them
vulnerable and their behavour IS something that they
could change.


33 posted on 07/20/2012 1:14:14 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Mich Patriot

LOL


34 posted on 07/20/2012 1:17:26 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: dfwgator

Our cat drinks out of the toilet several times a day, and he is 12 years old.


35 posted on 07/20/2012 1:21:36 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: scottjewell
"being on the receiving end"

That's one way of putting it.

36 posted on 07/20/2012 1:36:29 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: scottjewell

If liberals approached AIDS the same way they do guns, they’d call for a total ban and destruction of all homosexuals.


37 posted on 07/20/2012 1:42:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: OneWingedShark

One man’s pedanticness is another’s eruditeness.


38 posted on 07/20/2012 1:46:26 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Secret Agent Man

Riiiight. Funny ain’t it, how they pick and choose?


39 posted on 07/20/2012 1:52:35 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

later read


40 posted on 07/20/2012 1:53:42 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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And what a fist in the eye to the LGBTQ

That's not where the gays usually like sticking there fists! :)

41 posted on 07/20/2012 1:57:25 PM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: techcor

yep, double entendre noted ; )


42 posted on 07/20/2012 2:00:55 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: massgopguy
What was really annoying in the 80's were the talk shows that tried to show gays weren't the ones with AIDS. If they had 10 people on stage to talk about it , it usually broke down along these lines:
2 or 3 from blood transfusions
3 or 4 heterosexual couples who "somehow" got it
1 virgin girl who got it after having sex for the first time
1 granny who got it at the old folks home
and one flaming gay guy who somehow contracted through no fault of his own.
What garbage! It's when I first realized what liars liberals are and what power they had over the media.
43 posted on 07/20/2012 2:03:37 PM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: MrB
And leftists dismiss the bible...

Rom 1:27
27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.

Yep; it sure seems that God knew what he was talking about... almost like he created the thing and was warning about using it wrong. ;)

44 posted on 07/20/2012 4:02:45 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SeaHawkFan
Our cat drinks out of the toilet several times a day, and he is 12 years old.

You must have a household of all males. ;-)

45 posted on 07/21/2012 12:05:32 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Mich Patriot

I love that graphic! Can I use it?


46 posted on 07/21/2012 12:28:36 AM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: wjcsux

It’s not mine...got it off the ‘net like everything else!


47 posted on 07/23/2012 10:50:00 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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