Skip to comments.Rise in Unprotected Sex by Gay Men Spurs H.I.V. Fears
Posted on 11/28/2013 7:14:05 AM PST by reaganaut1
Federal health officials are reporting a sharp increase in unprotected sex among gay American men, a development that makes it harder to fight the AIDS epidemic.
The same trend has recently been documented among gay men in Canada, Britain, the Netherlands, France and Australia, heightening concerns among public health officials worldwide.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of men who told federal health investigators that they had had unprotected anal sex in the last year rose nearly 20 percent from 2005 to 2011. In the 2011 survey, unprotected sex was more than twice as common among men who said they did not know whether they were infected with H.I.V.
Being tested even once for H.I.V. is associated with men taking fewer risks, whether the test is positive or negative, health experts say. But the most recent survey found that a third of the men interviewed had not been tested in the past year.
The findings are worrying because unprotected anal intercourse is in a league of its own as far as risk is concerned, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the disease centers, said on Wednesday as the figures were released.
The data, published in the agencys Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, do not explain why unprotected sex has risen so rapidly, but a leading hypothesis, Dr. Frieden said, is that more men are sero-sorting that is, those who are uninfected (H.I.V. seronegative on lab reports) try to sleep only with other men who are uninfected, or who hope they are, or who merely promise they are.
The problem with sero-sorting is that its really easy to get it wrong, Dr. Frieden said. When one-third of men arent even tested in the last year
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Here’s an Obama-worthy crisis.
And, of course, the taxpayers are called upon to furnish their medical treatment.
Works for me.
The poop chute doesn’t have the proper epithelium for this sort of activity.
Columnar epithelium is much more fragile than the stratified squamous type found in the vaginal wall.
Yes. We need one of those Obamacare ads, like the one with the heterosexual hook uppers, for the sodomites. Engage in high risk, unnatural sex? Don’t worry. You’re covered! PUKE!
... giving them over to a depraved mind ...
My comment isn’t homophobic. It’s basic histology.
I thought we had all been indoctrinated to consider anal sex to be a safe and normal alternate lifestyle.
Are they now claiming that this kind of behavior is risky or otherwise not normal?
It is even worse than you know.
With this drive to convince us that homosexuality is “normal”, they will assert they have a right to unprotected sex. The fact that they acquire a lethal disease from doing so will just prove that they are the victims of discrimination.
And we will be portrayed as the persecutors in this farce.
Can’t you just see the MSM articles, all sympathetic to these talented paragons of whatever that are being cut down in the prime of life? They will demand that society provide them a “safe” way to engage in unprotected buggery.
They used exactly this argument in demanding that society come up with a way to treat AIDS.
Yes, it’s come to that - they have the right to destroy themselves, and then send us the bill.
Obamacare charges more for smokers... maybe gays should pay more too.
***...a development that makes it harder to fight the AIDS epidemic. ***
And why not! They got OBAMACARE to pay for their medication!
which I believe is the main reason Obamacare was forced on the public.
Yes, I guess so. However, rather intellectually scatological if there can be such a thing :)
"Everyone Has AIDS...."
That comes from Gerbils, fisting, and buttplugs, I’m assuming.
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