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Backward step in fight against HIV/AIDS
Trinidad Express ^ | 5/25/14 | Trinidade medical Association

Posted on 05/25/2014 5:40:41 PM PDT by mgist

Backward step in fight against HIV/AIDS Story Updated: May 25, 2014

The T&TMedical Association wishes to express its disappointment with the decision by The UWI to terminate Prof Brendan Bain for statements he made while delivering expert testimony in a court in Belize. This is clearly a case of shooting the messenger!

There is irrefutable evidence that MSMs are at a higher risk of contracting (and spreading) HIV/AIDS. As a matter of fact they were one of the four original groups to be identified as being at risk when HIV first appeared on the scene in 1981 (remember the original 4Hs—homosexuals, haemophiliacs, heroin users and Haitians?) In fact we first became aware of HIV in a cluster of gay men who developed pneumocystis carni pneumonia (PCP) and then another cluster who developed Kaposi’s sarcoma. This prompted the CDC in Atlanta to coin the term “4H disease” and the press coined GRID gay related immune deficiency.

Three decades later we know that the disease is not isolated to the gay community; however they still remain an at-risk group.

The Medical Association in no way supports discrimination of the LGBT community and strongly advocates that all persons regardless of their sexual orientation be afforded the same respect, dignity and medical care. This however does not diminish the reality that risky sexual practices must be red-flagged just as other risky lifestyle practices like tobacco, alcohol and recreational drug use are.

As health care practitioners it is our sworn duty to do so. The cowardly caving in by UWI to pressure from “advocacy” groups that clearly wield great influence as well as control the purse strings is, we feel, a backward step in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Austin Trinidade


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: hiv; homosexualagenda; publichealth

1 posted on 05/25/2014 5:40:41 PM PDT by mgist
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To: mgist

Saying that men who have sex with men are at high risk for AIDS is hateful, even though it is true. Lying and pretending there is no relationship between sex among gay men and AIDS is much more loving (except for the down side that lies may lead to more deaths among the people who are being given false information).


2 posted on 05/25/2014 5:44:32 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: mgist

3 posted on 05/25/2014 5:47:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: mgist

Saying that the risk of AIDS is highest among gay men is clearly wrong. Not the fact, I mean just saying it. He should have said it was highest among pink elephants, flying pigs, whatever. At least some people wouldn’t get their feelings hurt about being singled out.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 5:49:00 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: mgist

AIDS is the politically protected disease.


5 posted on 05/25/2014 5:57:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: mgist
There is irrefutable evidence that MSMs are at a higher risk of contracting (and spreading) HIV/AIDS.

MSM... is that sorta like being a queer?

6 posted on 05/25/2014 6:04:36 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: upchuck

MSM = Men who have Sex with MEN.


7 posted on 05/25/2014 6:07:27 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
There is irrefutable evidence that MSMs are at a higher risk of contracting (and spreading) HIV/AIDS.

MSMs = Patients with "preexisting conditions".

Wonder why your health insurance premiums are skyrocketing under OfaggotCare?

8 posted on 05/25/2014 6:12:44 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: mgist

I thought journalists were supposed to explain the meaning of an acronym the first time they use it in an article. I counted six acronyms that were never translated.

I doubt the good doctor meant that the Main Stream Media (MSMs) is at a higher risk of HIV (The human immunodeficiency virus) than other people.


9 posted on 05/25/2014 6:14:16 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: mgist

Hmmmm.....lessee.....according to the CDC, almost 2/3 of new AIDS infections occur in less than 2% of the population...MSM being the <2%....no...not especially high risk at all.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 6:14:54 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: mgist

They are more likely to contract AIDS have an alphabet of other diseases. It isn’t natural to introduce objects in the intestine that passes feces. Semen has antibodies that are meant to surpass the female immune systems. Those anti bodies go into the feces tract and everything get introduced with it.

Then there is a huge host of problems when “leftovers” get introduced into the digestive system. They get a whole host of unknown illnesses that cause serious ailments.

That said, the sex addicted homosexual is no better than the sex addicted hetero, and it is a matter of time before the addiction goes to the next step of deviance.

Chastity is a virtue, God knows what He is talking about. Watch your kids parents, and keep all the smut away from them. If you’re Catholic, keep them in Catholic schools. Etc


11 posted on 05/25/2014 6:16:35 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
Three decades later we know that the disease is not isolated to the gay community;

what a crap statement...all others are fruit of the poisoned tree...gays are first cause....genesis....

oh nevermnind...
12 posted on 05/25/2014 6:19:39 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: gitmo

Shades of climate change hoax.

it seems to me the difficulty in finding a vaccine or treatment is due to the Political Correctness mainly... And yet conservatives are blamed for inventing the stuff (Reagan).

How can a researcher or aspiring researcher understand the disease if it’s origins are denied.... If it’s definition are so muddy that the Virus is said to not cause the disease etc....

How much medical money was wasted in these theories?


13 posted on 05/25/2014 6:26:18 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: mgist
That said, the sex addicted homosexual is no better than the sex addicted hetero

It is extremely difficult to contract HIV through vaginal sex, unless that partner has already been exposed to the virus.

It's the equivalent of smoking industrial hemp to get high.

14 posted on 05/25/2014 6:36:23 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: mgist

Plus the fact that colon tissue is delicate and tears easy .... allowing fecal bacteria to get into the bloodstream, leading to infection and God knows what else.


15 posted on 05/25/2014 6:36:38 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: mgist

Yes, my answer was a non-sequitiur.


16 posted on 05/25/2014 6:37:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: mgist
risky sexual practices must be red-flagged just as other risky lifestyle practices like tobacco, alcohol and recreational drug use are.

So... smoking a cigarette or having a glass of wine are as "risky" as a man sticking his penis into another man's rectum?

Riiiiggght.

17 posted on 05/25/2014 6:43:04 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: mgist

For 1000 dollars what is the acronym for what the f**k?


18 posted on 05/25/2014 7:12:20 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: mgist

I am in no way trying to insult you OR the Catholic Church, but I’ve gotta say it.

Some of the loosest women I’ve ever know were born and bred Catholics. Being a “good Catholic” schoolgirl...don’t mean a thing.

In that same vein, Baptists Preachers daughters were giving the Catholic schoolgirls a run for their money.


19 posted on 05/25/2014 7:53:02 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: gitmo
I thought journalists were supposed to explain the meaning of an acronym the first time they use it in an article. I counted six acronyms that were never translated.

I doubt the good doctor meant that the Main Stream Media (MSMs) is at a higher risk of HIV (The human immunodeficiency virus) than other people.

I agree. When I read "MSMs," my first thought was Main Stream Media. Way too much use of acronyms that no one understands the meaning off.

20 posted on 05/25/2014 8:11:04 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: mgist

After posting, I realized MSM can also stand for Main Stream Media. Like I said, sorta like being a queer :)


21 posted on 05/25/2014 9:00:12 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: caveat emptor

1,000 pesos, please: QPP: ¡Qué p*t*s pasa!


22 posted on 05/25/2014 10:17:24 PM PDT by cqnc (Don't Blame ME, I voted for the American!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It is extremely difficult to contract HIV through vaginal sex, unless that partner has already been exposed to the virus.


It is extremely difficult (takes 500-1000 unprotected acts) for a healthy woman to get it from an infected man. It is much more difficult for a healthy (no open sores) man to get it from a woman. There has never been a medically-verified (confirming the same strain in both partners) in the US.


23 posted on 05/26/2014 6:40:19 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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To: mgist

I remember George H. Bush telling us, “Don’t blame Haitians for introducing AIDS”; however, there was an active sex trade going on with American homosexuals and Haitian boys for perhaps a decade before the elder Bush made that statement.


24 posted on 05/26/2014 1:06:43 PM PDT by Does so ("Miranda Warnings" and loss of "Common-Law Marriage" = 2 Big Mistakes...)
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To: Shadowstrike

You can only teach your children what is right, but they may their own decisions, and take their own consequences.


25 posted on 05/26/2014 4:59:49 PM PDT by chesley
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To: mgist

From what I’ve been reading, homosexuals don’t even use condoms anymore. Medicine assures them they won’t die from AIDS. I’ve found links that say they’ll die 20 years sooner, but homosexuals say the link writers are antihomosexual & lying. Homosexuals don’t even know anyone who’s died from the disease. I’ve read anal cancer is going to be the next homosexual killer. Until they make HPV vaccines mandatory.


26 posted on 05/27/2014 6:24:13 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: NetAddicted

The people who claim to “accept” them could care less about them, and the people who do care about them are hate filled. That’s the upside down world we live in.

I don’t blame homosexuals for their action because only God knows what got them there. I do blame professionals and politicians who chose a profession of service, and choose to hide the truth.

If homosexuals knew the truth, they would be less likely to fall into these behaviors. The same applies heterosexuals who’s lives are driven by sex. May God help us all.


27 posted on 05/27/2014 7:38:21 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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