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1 in 5 Gay/Bi Men Have HIV, Nearly Half Don't Know
Web MD ^ | 9/23/2010 | Daniel J. DeNoon

Posted on 05/11/2012 3:14:05 AM PDT by tobyhill

One in five gay/bisexual men in the 21 U.S. cities hardest hit by AIDS have HIV infections -- and nearly half don't know it, a CDC survey finds.

Black gay/bi men and under-30 gay/bi adults are least likely to know of their HIV infections.

The findings show that HIV infection rates remain strikingly high among gay and bisexual men, says Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD, director of the CDC's center for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB prevention.

"The number of new HIV infections each year is increasing among men who have sex with men [MSM], while remaining stable or decreasing in other groups," Fenton said in a statement. "Currently, MSM account for nearly half of the more than 1 million people living with HIV in the United States."

To get these numbers, CDC teams visited bars, dance clubs, and other venues frequented by gay and bisexual men in the 21 cities with the highest number of AIDS cases. They interviewed 8,153 self-identified gay and bisexual men who agreed to undergo HIV testing.

The findings: 19% of the men tested positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. 28% of black, 18% of Hispanic, and 16% of white men tested positive for HIV. 44% of the men who tested positive for HIV had been unaware of their infection. 59% of black, 46% of Hispanic, and 26% of white men who tested positive for HIV were unaware of their infection. 63% of the HIV-positive men age 18-29 were unaware of their infection.

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To: Lancey Howard

I will pray, Lancey. And you are absolutely correct about the Democrats having won.

They have, in fact, engineered this election to a “win/win” with a Romney/Obama contest.

Since Romney is Democrat in actuality, socialism/liberalism wins no matter what.


51 posted on 05/11/2012 8:53:51 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode not Evil (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

“Match this with the number of men and women in the same age range who are unaware that they have herpes.”

Yeah, but every herpes commercial I have seen on TV makes herpes look really awesome. You can go horseback riding, skydiving, rock climbing, and on and on...and you get insanely hot chicks.


52 posted on 05/11/2012 9:32:35 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: The people have spoken

given the cheerleading for Obama advocating homosexual sex, it seems this is a proper term for the main stream media.


53 posted on 05/11/2012 11:06:34 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: AlexW
Has the US always had so many gays? I was propositioned by two, back in the 70s.

I have to say yes but they were still in the closet. It wasn't until I entered the Army in 1969 did I realize the prevalence of homos, I was stationed in Panama with a few.

As a side note, I grew up in northern Michigan and during the summer of 1966 when I was only 15, there was a guy who I'm thinking was in his late 30's, maybe early 40's who worked for my uncle in my uncle's little movie theater in town.

for some reason (unknown at the time) the guy befriended me and on Friday and Saturday nights after the show ended, he would let me drive his car on the country roads which was really cool at the time since I didn't have a license.

When my parents finally found out about it, they put an end to that! By the end of the summer I then moved to Detroit to complete my junior and senior year of high school.

Thinking back on this, the guy was actually really creepy looking and acting and his interest in me was clearly unnatural. I've since come to the realization that I narrowly escaped a homosexual pedophile.........

54 posted on 05/11/2012 11:14:55 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Dilbert56

You anecdotal experience is so rare as to be statistically insignificant and it does not alter the validity of the results for the vast majority of that 1.75% of the population.


55 posted on 05/11/2012 12:00:47 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tobyhill

wow....that’s like herpes with women, but this is a deadly disease.


56 posted on 05/11/2012 2:29:14 PM PDT by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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To: Carry_Okie

If you have actual names and or case histories, I suggest you send them to Duesberg. The problem is, you DON’T have any because they DON’T exist. People like you have been used by the homosexual agenda in this country. As a biologist I could give you a number of reasons HIV doesn’t (and can’t) cause AIDS, but I suspect you are too stupid to understand even the simplest explanations unless they come from the left or the lamestreet media.


57 posted on 05/11/2012 5:14:16 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage; GladesGuru
Frankly, I don't want to spend much time on this, because I don't particularly care about the issue. So here goes...

I am an engineer, not a biologist. However, I used to work in the barrier protection business as a research and development project engineer for Becton Dickenson, the world's largest manufacturer of syringes and phlebotomy products. So although I have never claimed to be conversant on the epidemiology of needle sticks and HIV, I did have some involvement and a legitimate curiosity. To which you responded thusly:

If you have actual names and or case histories, I suggest you send them to Duesberg. The problem is, you DON’T have any because they DON’T exist.

Here was the first site I found from an official source, Occupational Health and Safety Canada:

The risk of needlestick transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is considerably less than for hepatitis B virus. Several hundred health care workers have been accidentally exposed, mostly through needlestick injuries, to blood from patients infected with the HIV virus. As of June 1999, researchers report that needlestick injuries transmitted HIV to 49 of these health care workers in the United States.

I left that business at about that time. Hence, I had legitimate reason to ask the question which was hardly a breathless repetition of MSM propaganda. You ranted on...

As a biologist I could give you a number of reasons HIV doesn’t (and can’t) cause AIDS, but I suspect you are too stupid to understand even the simplest explanations unless they come from the left or the lamestreet media.

This kind of disrespectful and unreasoned invective released by a person who has no clue to whom he is addressing or actual basis for the assertion in what I said is the hallmark of an idiot, especially when there are plenty of people in your profession who have acknowledged my biological work in the field of restoration ecology as brilliant. For you to assume that my source was the MSM is myopic, lazy, and unsubstantiated, hardly what any scientist of the most minimal ability, experience, or concern for his reputation would hazard. Had you exerted the energy to research even my FR page, you should have known better than to assume as much as you asserted. This assures me that you are no scientist for whom I should extend even the slightest respect.

58 posted on 05/12/2012 11:05:48 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: Doc Savage

Doc,

A word to the wise hopefully fill suffice. Regardless of the validity of the AIDS/HIV hypothesis which you have well presented, it is merely a hypothesis rather than a fact. Even less is it what the theologically inclined call “truth”.

Before getting all authoritative, do consider that science recognizes no authority. The hypothesis must stand on its own. Also, before starting avoidable personal disputations, it is a good idea to “know thy enemy”, lest your hypothesis (and thy butt) be handed to you in thin, even slices - well salted, too.

Those precious few who value the practice and pleasures of science should, make that ‘would be well advised to’, keep hypothetical disputations civil.

‘Specially with Carry_Okie. Crow isn’t the most tasty dish for Sunday lunch.

Just my observation.


59 posted on 05/13/2012 8:03:46 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Mich Patriot

60 posted on 05/13/2012 9:29:34 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: dfwgator; Impy

“All I ever needed to know about sex, I learned from the Diceman!”


61 posted on 05/15/2012 3:47:16 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: dsrtsage; Anitius Severinus Boethius; Impy; Perdogg; GSP.FAN
Ah yes, Herpes; it won't kill you, but you can't get rid of it either...

I have a friend of a friend that had a one time, one night stand during Spring Break in Daytona Beach back in the mid-1990’s that got the gift that keeps on giving. It ended up being a major cause for his divorce. I've wondered if his ex-wife caught the gift? Does she tell whoever she's banging that she may have been exposed to Herpes?

“...and you get insanely hot chicks.”

I was just told by an M.D. that the increase in the number of unattached and attractive “hot chicks” that you see is due to the HUGE (and MSM unreported) increase in Herpes infections. Unless they're moral-less sh*tbags, their dating/sex scene consists of banging other Herpes+ men (and women too, for the “Bi” crowd).

62 posted on 05/15/2012 3:49:24 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: GOPsterinMA

One of my friends got it from the husband who was cheating any chance he got...
Lovely girl but always had that awkward moment when she had to explain to boyfriends that she had it,some broke up,some could not handle and broke up later..
She is in a long term relationship with a nice guy now but it took 10 years to find him...


63 posted on 05/16/2012 1:38:21 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN
The husband should be taken out. Sh*tbag...

Once you have it, you pretty much screwed. Very sad, especially in a case like you describe.

64 posted on 05/16/2012 2:18:46 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Always felt sad for her she would try to get them to know her before telling them “i have herpes”...
One time the guy just stood up and left and never came back and she was dating him like 2 months...
For a long time it ruined her life got depressed and all that lovely stuff...
Always wanted kids but it took so long to find mister right that she is to old now...
Nobody ever thinks about the mental damage that results for the innocent party..


65 posted on 05/16/2012 2:35:15 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN
“Nobody ever thinks about the mental damage that results for the innocent party..”

Wow...what devastation. To be honest, I'm getting sad reading these posts.

“Always wanted kids but it took so long to find mister right that she is to old now...”

She could always adopt, right?

The ex should fall into an active volcano...the magma will fix his ass. Freak...

66 posted on 05/16/2012 2:45:57 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Nah she always wanted her own kids,one of those girls that had her life planned out you know the cute husband,the kids the white picket fence etc...
unfortunately it did not work out that way about 4 years ago she was very depressed and we thought a little suicidal,we got her to be the godmother of our first child you know give her a reason for living cheered her up a bit then she met the boyfriend and now its all good...Later..my kids are up....


67 posted on 05/16/2012 2:53:41 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN

That’s good that she’s recovered...still tragic though.

What a world...


68 posted on 05/16/2012 5:14:18 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: joe fonebone

Bisexuality among Black men, often contracted in prison, is spreading AIDS to Black women. No one wants to talk about it; male on male sex is secret. Black women are ten times more likely to get the disease than White women. It’s a real mess.


69 posted on 05/16/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: GOPsterinMA

Okay no one likes condoms but come on gays, do you want to DIE? And please, stay away from the women.

The new AIDS drugs and too many people being able to get them for free (like anyone in prison) has led to complacency.

The only gay guys I knew very well were older friends of my mother, 1 cheated and the other dumped him because of the risk of HIV. The younger ones don’t think it’s a big deal anymore.


70 posted on 05/17/2012 12:27:54 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
We have raised an entire generation of kids who have been encouraged to be promiscuous and not really consider that they will acquire an incurable sexual disease.

If someone has even a season of one year where they go to parties and clubs and hooks up with whoever they find that night, there is a very high chance that they will end up diseased for the rest of their lives. And our society doesn't try to get that message across to them.

To his credit, Judd Apatow tries to mention some of the consequences of sex in some of his movies. I can name at least two (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) where the spectre of incurable herpes is raised. It's very unusual for a modern filmmaker to mention real consequences of sexual behavior.

71 posted on 05/17/2012 12:50:38 AM PDT by thecodont
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