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.
I guess it’s GOD’s revenge for them doing what they do.
Over 4000 years ago, Jews, without the CDC and microscopes, looked around the neighborhood and figured that Homosexuality KILLS. They were kind of down on the practice- “Abomination”, not a real friendly word.
Quick...someone with photoshop re-do the “OMG he’s hot” Obamacare ad with two guys....make the pills HIV drugs covered by the ACA.
It’s not “depraved” if the American people endorse it.
Conservative estimate - 3k/mth avg drug cost
But now they can get the pill on bo-care.
I’ll take your word for it that you know what you’re talking about. Without getting into too much detail on a public forum, even heterosexual anal sex is high risk and unnatural. As you wrote, the body isn’t designed for it. The woman has to take additional steps to ensure it isn’t painful for her, and there’s a real, substantial risk of injury, spread of disease, and chronic medical problems. The vagina, on the other hand, is designed for intercourse, and the risk of injury and even disease transmission is significantly less.
Sodomy is basically an unhealthy and unnatural act. It’s like playing with fire. Playing with fire is actually possible of course, but one has to wear plenty of protective equipment to mitigate the risk. Those mitigation steps don’t change the fact that the act (of playing with fire) is inherently dangerous. Wouldn’t it be wiser to simply not play with fire in the first place? I think so, and that’s not even getting into the moral issues.
It an exit, not an entrance.
You may want to change your “handle”.
When talking of homo sex practices vs petroleum and fuel, gas port makes me think of something other that an oil tanker at a seaport
Sorry, but I’m all out of compassion.
The information is out there for everyone to make sensible choices. If you choose not to, then live with the consequences
How do you know he’s not from Georgia and into sports, lol?
“All wee-wee’d up.”
Rectal Incompetence is a separate topic.
The issue here is the durability of the tube lining.
Given time, this should be a self-correcting problem.
This is “gender”-specific Darwin Award material.
Importantly, the issue here is *not* HIV, but other, now far more fearsome, diseases. There are now about 20 major drug resistant diseases going around, and unprotected anal sex would be a superb way of spreading many of them.
And because HIV dampens the immune system, I would not be surprised at seeing many clients of a homosexual bathhouse suddenly dropping dead a few days after their visit.
Oh OK a misplaced space
Thanks “sport” LOL
Gee, we have only known how to cure AIDS for what...since 1985.
That was twenty-eight years ago.
The homosexual lifestyle is extremely and recklessly promiscuous.
That we are still dealing about AIDS almost thirty years later means the homosexuals are at fault, not us.
I read this years ago about the unnatural & deadly practice of anal sex:
“By contrast, the cells that make up the vaginal wall are tough & nodular, and are well designed to withstand the rigors of intercourse & childbirth.”
Faggies hate the normal world & they want to destroy it.
The reason no cure has been found besides the obvious is scientist have not been able to teach laboratory rats to b.. er never mind.
who ever would have thought that a rectum would be a dirty place? After all, its where a body gets rid of it waste and everyone knows that sewage is clean, right?
Gee, with free ObamaCare they get their doctor visits and high dollar medicines (that prolong their debilitated lives for decades) paid for by the truly normal working class.
Recent paper worth reading-
Well, this throws the “gay marriage will result in monogamy” argument out the window, doesn’t it?
They must be mistaken, It cannot be true, they have been telling us for years that HIV is NOT A GAY DISEASE/s
“Come on ev’rybody we’ve got quilting to do.”
Truth is, AIDS is simply not a big deal to these reprobates anymore - “just take a pill and it’s all better” is the attitude, if it’s not a death wish or a childish desire for attention.
And by extension, it “should not” be a big deal to normal people either. This is seriously their attitude toward the general population. It’s why they are forcing the issue of no-restrictions blood donations from sodomites on the FDA and attack most laws that reasonably make it a felony to knowingly transmit the disease.