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Rise in Unprotected Sex by Gay Men Spurs H.I.V. Fears
New York Times ^ | November 27, 2013 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

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 agency’s 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 it’s really easy to get it wrong,” Dr. Frieden said. “When one-third of men aren’t even tested in the last year

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aids; analsex; buggery; fdrq; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; sodomy
A society cannot recognize "gay marriage" and at the same time condemn sodomy, buggery, or whatever you want to call it. Even conservative publications like National Review rarely make this obvious argument. The comment about buggery being in "in a league of its own as far as risk is concerned" is consistent with what Bush's nominee for surgeon general, James W. Holsinger, wrote in a paper Pathophysiology of Male Homosexuality .
1 posted on 11/28/2013 7:14:05 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Here’s an Obama-worthy crisis.


2 posted on 11/28/2013 7:15:36 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: reaganaut1

And, of course, the taxpayers are called upon to furnish their medical treatment.


3 posted on 11/28/2013 7:16:05 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: reaganaut1

Self non-preservation.

Works for me.


4 posted on 11/28/2013 7:16:53 AM PST by moovova
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To: reaganaut1

5 posted on 11/28/2013 7:18:34 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


6 posted on 11/28/2013 7:20:55 AM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: Jack Hammer

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!


7 posted on 11/28/2013 7:21:37 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Democrats. The only constitutional rights they believe in are sodomy and abortion.)
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To: reaganaut1
Filthy Disease Ridden Queers sharing their disease by choice...
8 posted on 11/28/2013 7:22:11 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: reaganaut1

... giving them over to a depraved mind ...


9 posted on 11/28/2013 7:23:53 AM PST by dartuser
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To: gasport

My comment isn’t homophobic. It’s basic histology.


10 posted on 11/28/2013 7:23:58 AM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: reaganaut1

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?


11 posted on 11/28/2013 7:24:59 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Jack Hammer

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.


12 posted on 11/28/2013 7:25:03 AM PST by RedElement
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To: RedElement; CitizenUSA

Yes, it’s come to that - they have the right to destroy themselves, and then send us the bill.


13 posted on 11/28/2013 7:28:07 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: reaganaut1

Obamacare charges more for smokers... maybe gays should pay more too.


14 posted on 11/28/2013 7:28:28 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: reaganaut1

***...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.


15 posted on 11/28/2013 7:31:24 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: reaganaut1
Drugs to treat HIV are very expensive.
About 2% of the population are especially at risk for HIV.
I bet that Obamacare provides fully funded HIV maintenance funding for 100% of all Americans.
16 posted on 11/28/2013 7:36:08 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: gasport
Exactly. I read news reports of gay men who have to wear adult diapers because their rectum is so collapsed to the point where fecal matter continuously pops out.
17 posted on 11/28/2013 7:36:27 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: gasport

Yes, I guess so. However, rather intellectually scatological if there can be such a thing :)


18 posted on 11/28/2013 7:37:41 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: reaganaut1

"Everyone Has AIDS...."

19 posted on 11/28/2013 7:37:57 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

That comes from Gerbils, fisting, and buttplugs, I’m assuming.


20 posted on 11/28/2013 7:38:40 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: reaganaut1

I guess it’s GOD’s revenge for them doing what they do.


21 posted on 11/28/2013 7:40:02 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


22 posted on 11/28/2013 7:44:36 AM PST by capt B
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To: reaganaut1

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.


23 posted on 11/28/2013 7:52:50 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: dartuser

It’s not “depraved” if the American people endorse it.


24 posted on 11/28/2013 7:55:04 AM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Conservative estimate - 3k/mth avg drug cost


25 posted on 11/28/2013 8:01:15 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: reaganaut1

But now they can get the pill on bo-care.


26 posted on 11/28/2013 8:02:02 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: gasport

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.


27 posted on 11/28/2013 8:06:45 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Democrats. The only constitutional rights they believe in are sodomy and abortion.)
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To: reaganaut1

It an exit, not an entrance.


28 posted on 11/28/2013 8:07:19 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: gasport

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


29 posted on 11/28/2013 8:07:40 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: reaganaut1

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


30 posted on 11/28/2013 8:09:47 AM PST by PGR88
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To: t1b8zs

How do you know he’s not from Georgia and into sports, lol?


31 posted on 11/28/2013 8:11:54 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jeff Chandler

“All wee-wee’d up.”


32 posted on 11/28/2013 8:16:12 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Rectal Incompetence is a separate topic.

The issue here is the durability of the tube lining.


33 posted on 11/28/2013 8:31:11 AM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: reaganaut1

Given time, this should be a self-correcting problem.

This is “gender”-specific Darwin Award material.


34 posted on 11/28/2013 8:40:02 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


35 posted on 11/28/2013 8:41:00 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: RegulatorCountry

Oh OK a misplaced space
Thanks “sport” LOL


36 posted on 11/28/2013 8:44:30 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: reaganaut1

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.


37 posted on 11/28/2013 8:44:31 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: gasport

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.


38 posted on 11/28/2013 8:49:12 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: reaganaut1

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.


39 posted on 11/28/2013 9:02:35 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: gasport

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?


40 posted on 11/28/2013 9:30:08 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


41 posted on 11/28/2013 10:12:11 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: reaganaut1

Recent paper worth reading-

http://www.bhiva.org/documents/Conferences/Autumn2013/presentations/131114/KevinFenton.pdf


42 posted on 11/28/2013 10:17:57 AM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: reaganaut1

Well, this throws the “gay marriage will result in monogamy” argument out the window, doesn’t it?


43 posted on 11/28/2013 10:25:28 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: reaganaut1

They must be mistaken, It cannot be true, they have been telling us for years that HIV is NOT A GAY DISEASE/s


44 posted on 11/28/2013 11:20:52 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: eyeamok

“Come on ev’rybody we’ve got quilting to do.”


45 posted on 11/28/2013 11:21:21 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: GOPJ
Obamacare charges more for smokers... maybe gays should pay more too. _

Wouldn't pole smokers fall under that category?
46 posted on 11/28/2013 5:55:33 PM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


47 posted on 12/08/2013 6:14:28 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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