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  • H.I.V. Diagnosis Rates Continue to Rise Among Young Men, African-Americans

    06/27/2008 11:15:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies · 205+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2008 | David Tuller
    Diagnoses of H.I.V. and AIDS in men who have sex with men rose significantly between 2001 and 2006 while declining in other demographic groups, the federal Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday. The increase in diagnoses was especially high among males between the ages of 13 and 24, with an annual increase of 12.4 percent, compared to 1.5 percent for men overall. The annual increase was still higher among young African-American men who have sex with men, nearly 15 percent. Among African-American men of all ages who have sex with men, the annual increase in diagnoses was 1.9 percent. Experts...
  • HIV Rate Up 12 Percent Among Young Gay Men

    06/27/2008 12:16:44 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 58 replies · 241+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, June 27, 2006 | David Brown
    The number of young homosexual men being newly diagnosed with HIV infection is rising by 12 percent a year, with the steepest upward trend in young black men, according to a new report. The double-digit increase in young gay men is about 10 times higher than in the homosexual community overall, where the number of new infections is going up about 1.5 percent a year. The report, released yesterday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, appears to confirm impressions that a "second-wave" AIDS epidemic is underway in gay America.
  • FIRST-PERSON: HIV 'is a gay disease' [Treat gay sex like smoking]

    06/21/2008 8:04:54 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 32 replies · 553+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 6-20-08 | Kelly Boggs
    How should society deal with a behavior -– a lifestyle choice -- that places those who engage in the behavior at a high risk for poor health and grave disease? If the behavior in question is smoking, American society does everything in its power to discourage the behavior to the point of passing laws that make it illegal to puff in public places, even if the public venue is privately owned. However, if the behavior that results in probable poor health and potentially fatal disease is promiscuous sex, particularly homosexual sex, society only encourages those who engage in the behavior...
  • The exploitation of Aids

    06/14/2008 5:37:36 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 20 replies · 292+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 14 June 2008 | Brendan O'Neill
    The Aids scare was one of the most distorted, duplicitous and cynical public health panics of the last 30 yearsFinally we have a high-level admission that there is no threat of a global Aids pandemic among heterosexuals. After 25 years of official scaremongering about western societies being ravaged by the disease – with salacious, tombstone-illustrated government propaganda warning people to wear a condom or "die of ignorance" – the head of the World Health Organisation's HIV/Aids department says there is no need for heterosexuals to fret. Kevin de Cock, who has headed the global battle against Aids, said at the...
  • Report: Sexual Activity Rises, Condom Use Declines Among High School Youth

    06/05/2008 6:29:49 AM PDT · by Sopater · 19 replies · 67+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, June 05, 2008
    WASHINGTON, — Sexual activity is on the rise among U.S. teens while their use of contraceptives is sliding in the other direction, according to a study released on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here to view the study.Approximately 48 percent of 14,041 high school students said they have had sex, representing a 2 percent hike since 2005; however, teens still are having less sex today than their counterparts did in the 1990s. The 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System study showed a 2 percent drop-off in the percentage of teens who said they used condoms...
  • Surgeon General's Warning: Gay sex kills

    04/18/2008 3:34:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies · 136+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 18, 2008 | J. Matt Barber
    Can you imagine officials at a middle school, junior high or high school setting aside a day to promote "tolerance" for heavy smoking and drinking among children? How about a day where teachers encourage kids to "embrace who they are," pick up that crack pipe and give it a stiff toke? Neither can I. The public would go ballistic, and for good reason. But that hasn't stopped officials in thousands of schools across the country from promoting other politically correct and socially "in-vogue" behaviors that – both statistically and manifestly – are every bit as dangerous as the aforementioned frowned-upon...
  • Risky teen behavior may not occur at home or school: but how to track?

    03/24/2008 7:09:40 AM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 465+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS – How can researchers track where teens go when not in or near home or school to see if this movement has an impact on health-related behavior such as smoking or sexual activity" The answer is through that ubiquitous teen accessory – the cell phone. In a paper published in the April issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine report on a pilot study which evaluated the feasibility of using global position system -enabled cell phones to track where 14- to 16-year-old girls spent their time. “We didn’t know if the technology...
  • Top "Gay" Organization Comes Clean: "HIV is a gay disease."

    02/14/2008 1:56:50 PM PST · by NYer · 129 replies · 358+ views
    LifeSite ^ | February 14, 2008
    p>WASHINGTON, February 14, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a public statement last Friday, Matt Foreman, outgoing Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, rattled the homosexual activist community by joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pro-family organizations and a growing number of homosexual activists willing to admit that homosexual behavior is both extremely high-risk and primarily responsible for the spread of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Addressing the topic of AIDS, Foreman drastically deviated from the "gay" lobby's party line by admitting, "Internally, when these numbers come out, the 'established' gay community seems to have a...
  • New Bacteria Strain Is Striking Gay Men

    01/15/2008 10:54:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 82 replies · 455+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 15, 2008 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    A new, highly drug-resistant strain of the “flesh-eating” MRSA bacteria is being spread among gay men in San Francisco and Boston, researchers reported on Monday. In a study published online by the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, the bacteria seemed to be spread most easily through anal intercourse but also through casual skin-to-skin contact and touching contaminated surfaces. The authors warned that unless microbiology laboratories were able to identify the strain and doctors prescribed the proper antibiotic therapy, the infection could soon spread among other groups and become a wider threat. The new strain seems to have “spread rapidly” in...
  • New H.I.V. Cases Drop, but Rise in Young Gay Men

    01/01/2008 6:27:55 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 62 replies · 118+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 2, 2008 | Sarah Kershaw
    ... The number of new H.I.V. infections in men under 30 who have sex with men has increased sharply in New York City in the last five years, particularly among blacks and Hispanics, even as AIDS deaths and overall H.I.V. infection rates in the city have steadily declined. New figures from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene show that the annual number of new infections among black and Hispanic men who have sex with men rose 34 percent between 2001 and 2006, and rose for all men under 30 who have sex with men by 32 percent. At...
  • Risky (Gay) Sex Returns Syphilis to Europe

    12/20/2007 1:33:23 PM PST · by bahblahbah · 38 replies · 180+ views
    breitbart ^ | Dec 20 2007 | MARIA CHENG
    LONDON (AP) - Syphilis is back: The sexually transmitted disease long associated with 19th Century bohemian life is making an alarming resurgence in Europe. "Syphilis used to be a very rare disease," said Dr. Marita van de Laar, an expert in sexually transmitted diseases at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. "I'm not sure we can say that anymore." Most cases of syphilis are in men, and experts point to more risky sex among gay men as the chief cause for the resurgence. But more cases are being seen among heterosexuals, both men and women, too. Syphilis was...
  • Estimate of AIDS cases in U.S. rises

    12/01/2007 7:23:37 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 18 replies · 273+ views
    Washington Post.com ^ | 12/1/07 | David Brown
    Estimate of AIDS cases in U.S. rises New test places the rate of infection 50 percent higher The Washington Post Estimate of AIDS Cases In U.S. Rises By David Brown updated 4:00 a.m. ET, Sat., Dec. 1, 2007 New government estimates of the number of Americans who become infected with the AIDS virus each year are 50 percent higher than previous calculations suggested, sources said yesterday. For more than a decade, epidemiologists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have pegged the number of new HIV infections each year at 40,000. They now believe it is between 55,000 and...
  • Ugandans Respond to Homosexual Lobby's Attack Against Anti-Sodomy Laws

    09/29/2007 11:25:00 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 250+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 24, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Ugandans Respond to Homosexual Lobby's Attack Against Anti-Sodomy Laws International organization, Human Rights Watch, has history of opposing human life and family legislation By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman UGANDA, September 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Martin Ssempa, spokesman for Uganda's Interfaith Rainbow Coalition Against Homosexuality (INFAH), recently blasted the pro-gay organization "Human Rights Watch" for "numerous errors and misrepresentations" in their recent letter accusing the Uganda government of human rights abuses for enforcing the country's anti-sodomy laws. "What you characterize as 'harassment' of homosexuals or 'threatening statements' by high government officials is in reality nothing more than the enforcement of the...
  • 25 years later, and AIDS is still killing

    09/28/2007 6:18:05 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 46 replies · 266+ views
    VICTORIA ADVOCATE ^ | September 27, 2007 | GABE SEMENZA
    300 cases are estimated to be in Victoria area Twenty-five years after AIDS was formally given a name, Texas and the rest of the country still fail to designate the money needed to prevent it and HIV, a Dallas representative said on Wednesday. It's one reason why infection rates are on the rise, especially among women, Rep. Rafael Anchia, a Democrat, told the Dallas Urban League on Wednesday. Anchia's remarks reverberated to Victoria, and to an area that's estimated to have more than 300 patients with HIV/AIDS. "Despite the fact we've had 25 years of experience with this disease, something...
  • 'NHS should not treat those with unhealthy lifestyles' say Tories

    09/04/2007 3:07:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Evening Standard (UK) ^ | September 4, 2007
    Patients who refuse to change their unhealthy lifestyles should not be treated by the NHS, the Conservatives said today. In a bid to ease spiralling levels of obesity and other health concerns, a Tory panel said certain treatments should be denied to patients who refuse to co-operate with health professionals and live healthier lifestyles. And those who do manage to improve their general health by losing weight and quitting smoking, for example, would receive "Health Miles" cards. Points earned could then be used to pay for health-related products such as gym membership and fresh vegetables. The aim is a shift...
  • Gay Sex in Public a Major Health Risk ~ Naugle Calls on Homosexuals to Stem the Spread of HIV

    08/23/2007 4:11:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1,452+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/23/07 | Hilary White
    FORT LAUDERDALE, August 23, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At a news conference at City Hall this week, Jim Naugle, the mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has called on homosexual men to end their public sexual encounters in order to curb the local HIV/AIDS rate. "We want to put a stop to that activity," he said. Since his first public comments in July, Naugle has been attacked on all sides for being nearly the only US public figure to oppose on moral grounds the encroachment of homosexual activity in his town. Now Naugle is in the news again for his determination to...
  • Religious leaders join Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle to blast gays (Video Too.)

    08/22/2007 8:54:49 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 17 replies · 768+ views
    FORT LAUDERDALE - Mayor Jim Naugle and religious leaders held a news conference Tuesday to draw attention to what they described as the moral and health risks of gay sex. Naugle is in a political war with gays that started this summer when he said public bathrooms in Fort Lauderdale are plagued by gay men cruising for sex and added he uses the term "homosexual" because "most of them aren't gay. They're unhappy." At a news conference Tuesday in front of City Hall, Naugle and other conservative speakers called on gays to stop having promiscuous sex, in order to stem...
  • New risks discovered for HPV (under fingernails)

    08/01/2007 11:01:53 AM PDT · by mngran · 108 replies · 3,222+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | July 31, 2007 | Tom Paulson
    Controversy continues to plague efforts to protect young women against cervical cancer by vaccinating them against HPV, the human papillomavirus, but one leading scientist's discovery could throw a monkey wrench into the debate. "We found HPV under the fingernails of young men," said Dr. Laura Koutsky, a University of Washington epidemiologist. Koutsky led some of the pioneering research and clinical trials that resulted in an HPV vaccine, Merck's Gardasil, recently approved for use in girls and young women. The reason her fingernail finding is a potential bombshell has to do with why the vaccine is controversial. HPV, which is the...
  • Will ex-gays bring down 'Big Sodomy'?

    07/07/2007 10:16:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 61 replies · 2,728+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/7/07 | Donald Hank
     Remember how cool smoking was? If you're 45 or older, you do. Whatever happened to that politically correct, cool, suave, debonair habit that was all the rage among college students, profs, teachers, Hollywood actors, big business and just about everyone purporting to have "intellect"? In a nutshell, some scientists at the National Institutes of Health got together in the '60s, '70s and later and did some pioneering studies that proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that this cool habit could kill you. Today, they're at it again. Only it isn't smoking. That's a dead issue, thanks to science and...
  • New AIDS nightmare looms for gay men: study

    08/18/2006 8:46:36 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 101 replies · 3,061+ views
    AFP ^ | 8/18/06
    The gay community in the western world, mauled by the first wave of the AIDS pandemic, now faces a second storm, according to a forecast released at the International AIDS conference. Since 2001, new cases of HIV in the homosexual population in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australasia have been rising by about 1.9 percent per year, the research by the University of Pittsburgh said. Without action to correct this trend -- a return to safe sex or an unexpected medical breakthrough -- the infection rate is set to soar as the population ages. In 2001, HIV affected on...