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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...
  • San Franciscans honor those touched by AIDS

    06/01/2006 3:32:03 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 41 replies · 1,781+ views
    modbee ^ | 6/1/06 | lisa leff
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clasping purple irises, calling out names and clapping to a gospel beat, San Francisco paid tribute Thursday to the thousands of residents who died from AIDS in the last 25 years and honored the thousands more still living with the HIV virus. About 200 people gathered in a performing arts center to hear elected officials, AIDS activists and long-term survivors of the disease reflect on the epidemic that was formally identified on June 5, 1981. That was the date the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a paper about a mysterious illness that had been...
  • Alarming News About Handsome Men

    04/09/2006 7:18:01 AM PDT · by twippo · 18 replies · 679+ views
    Netscape Channels ^ | 4/9/06 | Netscape Channels
    Ladies, beware of dashing men. They could be dangerous. Young men who are good-looking and know it are more likely to engage in risky sex than guys who have a less positive body image, according to a new study from researchers at Pennsylvania State University. However, sexually active young women who are happy with their looks are less likely to undertake those same risks, which include having sex without condoms and sex with multiple partners. The study: Led by Dr. Eva S. Lefkowitz, associate professor of human development and family studies, and graduate student Meghan M. Gillen, the Penn State...
  • Study Finds Normal Sexual Relations Have Health Benefit but Not Gay or Other Sex

    01/27/2006 10:11:47 AM PST · by dukeman · 70 replies · 1,343+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 1/26/06 | Terry Vanderheyden
    PAISLEY, Scotland - Research has long confirmed the health-promoting benefits of sexual intercourse. By strengthening the emotional bond between spouses, regular sexual intercourse has been shown to reduce the risk for heart attack by up to 50% in some studies. A new UK study adds to those findings revealing that only heterosexual intercourse - not homosexual sex or self abuse - has significant stress-reducing effects, as measured by blood pressure responses to stressful situations. The research conducted by Dr. Stuart Brody from Paisley University is summed up by its title: "Blood pressure reactivity to stress is better for people who...
  • World in the Balance [PBS says AIDS is caused by lack of government funding]

    12/30/2005 5:28:05 PM PST · by grundle · 28 replies · 597+ views
    PBS ^ | April 20, 2004
    In a powerful personal story, NOVA interviews a 19-year-old Kenyan woman who suffers from AIDS. Her parents have died, and she is raising her four brothers and sisters as well as a nephew. Like many teenage girls in Africa, she is a victim of predatory sexual behavior by an older male, through whom she contracted HIV. Funding cuts in family planning assistance from the United States are putting many young women at risk for unwanted pregnancies, HIV infection, and illegal backstreet abortions.
  • African Custom made for the spread of Aids

    10/07/2005 6:31:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies · 2,196+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10.04.05 | David Blair in Mbingwa
    Shaded by a grove of mopane trees, the village cemetery was strewn with fresh graves, most filled by victims of Africa's Aids epidemic who never reached the age of 30.Fanny Mbewe knelt in silent prayer beside her husband's unmarked resting place.   Fanny Mbewe [right] was forced to submit to ritual ‘cleansing’ Anyone who wonders why Aids has spread faster in Africa than anywhere else in the world needs only to consider her experience.With millions of other women, Mrs Mbewe fell victim to a tradition known as "kulowakufa" which dictates that any woman whose husband dies must submit to sex...
  • Abortion-Drug Abuse Link, Study Claims

    09/29/2005 6:13:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 375+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 9/29/05 | American Family Association
    Abortions and drug abuse once again have been linked, according to a study co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and reported by Christian Wire Service. Drug abuse is three times more common during a subsequent pregnancy among women who have had abortions in the past than among those who have never ended a pregnancy. However, there is no evidence of the trend among women who experienced miscarriages or stillbirths. Research suggests that subsequent pregnancies may cause women to experience unresolved grief about past abortions. To mask such feelings, these...
  • Ass Backwards: The media's silence about rampant anal sex

    09/21/2005 6:50:39 AM PDT · by Callahan · 74 replies · 2,424+ views
    Slate.com ^ | 9/21/05 | William Saletan
    "Oral Sex Prevalent Among Teens," announced Friday's Washington Post. "A federal survey finds more than half of 15- to 19-year-olds have had oral sex," said the subhead in the Los Angeles Times. "Sex Survey Shocker; Concern as most American teens have had oral sex," cried the Boston Herald. Across the United States—and beyond it—any newspaper that didn't focus on lesbianism in the sex survey (released last week by the National Center for Health Statistics) declared a crisis of oral sex among teens. Experts and journalists, unwilling to express plain old moral dismay at the idea of their kids doing the...
  • Risky Sex Habits Linked to Early Death, Disability

    01/27/2005 6:18:33 AM PST · by randog · 94 replies · 2,349+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-26-05 | Jennifer Warner
    Risky sexual behavior among Americans is putting the public’s health at risk, according to a new CDC study. Researchers found that the rates of early death and disability attributed to sexual behavior in the U.S. are triple those of any other industrialized country, and women bear the brunt of this public health burden.
  • ACLU Defending Woman Accused Of Using Drugs While Pregnant

    08/18/2005 6:54:46 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 19 replies · 807+ views
    WBAL-Baltimore ^ | 8/18/2005 | WBAL/AP
    Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are appealing the conviction of an Easton woman who was accused of endangering a child by using cocaine while she was pregnant. Kelly Cruz, 30, was found guilty of a reckless endangerment charge Aug. 5 after waiving her right to a jury trial. She was ordered to serve 2 1/2 years in prison. Cruz was charged in February, about a month after giving birth to a premature baby boy who tested positive for cocaine. Defense attorneys had sought an acquittal, arguing there was never a risk of harm to another person -- because...
  • Experts: Youngsters trying riskier stunts

    07/24/2005 11:02:09 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 9 replies · 308+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 24, 2005 | Martha Irvine
    Two young people have died in Idaho, each suspected of trying to catch a buzz by cutting off the blood supply to their brains. Also in recent weeks, a college student in Kentucky and another youth in Michigan have fallen to their deaths while "surfing" atop moving vehicles. Dangerous activities like these aren't new, but experts say today's teens are increasingly likely to try them - and to take more risks than previous generations. "It's certainly part of the teenage psyche - but we're seeing an enormous amount of it of late," says Frank Farley, a psychologist at Temple University...
  • Accused HIV spreader puts Atlanta's gay community on edge

    07/17/2005 5:45:57 AM PDT · by Dane · 39 replies · 1,467+ views
    AccessNorthGA.com ^ | 7/16/05 | AP
    Accused HIV spreader puts Atlanta's gay community on edge The Associated Press - ATLANTA Garry Wayne Carriker was a fourth-year medical student with a charming style that he worked to his advantage around the city's bustling gay scene. But just months after he would have graduated from Emory University Medical School, Carriker's career is on hold as he sits in jail, awaiting trial on sex-crime charges that have put Atlanta's gay community on edge. His crime? Police say the 26-year-old knew he had the HIV virus but went ahead with unprotected consensual sex with another man without warning him. And...
  • Study Warns Against Recreational Use Of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

    05/27/2005 3:06:50 PM PDT · by carolinacrazy · 16 replies · 460+ views
    CBS2 Chicago WBBM ^ | 5/26/2005 | CBS2
    University of Arizona researchers discovered that the recreational use of drugs such as Cialis, Levitra and Viagra by gay men increases the chances they'll have sex without a condom by as much as 600%. As a result, those men were also twice as likely to be diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. And half mixed the prescription medication with an illegal drug, including ecstasy and methamphetamine.
  • Negligent Sex - Massachusetts Courts Says Persons Can Be Liable for "Reckless" Sex

    05/18/2005 11:40:20 AM PDT · by JBW · 49 replies · 1,752+ views
    JonathanBWilson.com ^ | May 18, 2005 | Jonathan B. Wilson
    A Massachusetts court has recently had to resolve the question, as a matter of tort law, what duty of care a pair of non-married adults owe to each other for injuries resulting from consensual sex between them. I'll leave the details of the case for those with strong stomachs who are willing to read the opinion found in the preceding link. In summary, however, the plaintiff (male) was injured when the defendant (female) changed her position during the middle of intercourse. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant, finding that, as a matter of law, there...
  • FDA Wants to Restrict Sperm Donations From Gays

    05/08/2005 6:57:43 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies · 384+ views
    WFIE Indianapolis ^ | May 8, 2005
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it plans to go ahead with a new guideline that recommends that men who've had sex with other men within the past five years be rejected as anonymous sperm donors. The FDA has rejected criticism that the move stigmatizes all gay men and that the restriction should apply to all men -- gay or straight -- who've engaged in high-risk sexual behavior. The FDA says gay men collectively pose a higher-than-average risk of carrying HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the Associated Press reported. It's not clear whether the FDA guideline will have...
  • Secret gay encounters of black men could be raising women's infection rate

    05/01/2005 9:04:33 AM PDT · by csvset · 113 replies · 3,030+ views
    SFGATE ^ | 1 May 2005 | Jason B. Johnson
    Health officials have worried for years about the high rate of HIV among African Americans. Now the federal Centers for Disease Control is examining how one group, known as men on the "down low," could be spreading the disease among black women.
  • Black women must fix behavior or risk death from AIDS

    04/25/2005 5:40:08 AM PDT · by FlyLow · 63 replies · 1,866+ views
    JWR ^ | 4-25-05 | Rochelle Riley
    Dr. Gail Wyatt has a message for black women: We need to change our views and actions regarding sexuality. Or die. Nearly three-quarters of America's new cases of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are African-American women. Black women between 25 and 44 are 13 times more likely to die of the disease than white women of the same age. It is one of the most underreported news stories of this new decade, and sadly, more women will die before we pay attention. Black women and their sexuality are the focus of Wyatt's research since she conducted the first study...
  • Study: Abstinence May Lead to Risky Acts

    03/18/2005 1:46:46 PM PST · by texaspirate · 88 replies · 2,248+ views
    Yahoo via AP ^ | Mar 18, 2005 | MATT APUZZO
    Study: Abstinence May Lead to Risky Acts 1 hour, 35 minutes ago U.S. National - AP By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Teens who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are more likely to take chances with other kinds of sex that increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, a study of 12,000 adolescents suggests. The report by Yale and Columbia University researchers could help explain their earlier findings that teens who pledged abstinence are just as likely to have STDs as their peers. The latest study, published in the April issue of the Journal of...
  • Just say ... nothing? The parental 'drug talk' fades.

    03/06/2005 6:49:34 PM PST · by Crackingham · 7 replies · 384+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 07, 2005 | Alexandra Marks
    A new survey by the Partnership for a Drug Free America has found that 12 percent of today's parents have never talked to their kids about drugs and the risks they pose. That's twice as many as just six years ago. At the same time, parents are significantly underestimating their kids' use of and exposure to drugs in schools and communities. This phenomenon is raising alarms in the drug-prevention community, primarily because statistics show that kids whose parents talk with them regularly about drugs are 50 percent less likely to use them. But it's also because this generation of children...
  • Gays Debate Radical Steps to Curb Unsafe Sex

    02/14/2005 8:25:09 PM PST · by Callahan · 96 replies · 1,525+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/14/05 | Andrew Jacobs
    After all the thousands of AIDS deaths and all the years of "Safe Sex Is Hot Sex" prevention messages, it has come down to this: many gay men who know the rules of engagement in the age of AIDS are not using condoms. As news of a potentially virulent strain of H.I.V. settles in, gay activists and AIDS prevention workers say they are dismayed and angry that the 25-year-old battle against the disease might have to begin all over again. While many are calling for a renewed commitment to prevention efforts and free condoms, some veterans of the war on...
  • Fire Smokers; Hire Fat Homosexuals

    02/12/2005 4:47:41 PM PST · by Lindykim · 12 replies · 661+ views
    Christian Underground ^ | Feb. 11, 2005 | Pete Fisher
    --- Fire Smokers, Hire Fat Homosexuals By Pete Fisher Feb 11, 2005 We have recently seen some companies such as the one in Lansing, Michigan fire employees for smoking cigarettes. The reason they used was the higher insurance rates imposed for those who engaged in a high risk lifestyle. We have seen a trend on smoking bans nationwide and worldwide over the past 3 decades from businesses to bars, airports and public outdoor areas. And I really do not mind most of them, smoker or not, people who do not smoke should not be forced to inhale fumes in a...
  • New Yorkers diagnosed with rare sex disease

    02/03/2005 1:40:58 PM PST · by sure_fine · 47 replies · 1,548+ views
    NEW YORK : Two New York men have been diagnosed with a rare sexually transmitted disease that has recently been making inroads among gay and bisexual men in Europe. The disease, a rare form of chlamydia known as lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, can cause serious illness, permanent disfigurement and fuel the spread of AIDS, according to New York health officials. "LGV is a serious condition and its emergence in New York City reflects continuing high levels of unsafe sexual activity among men who have sex with men," said the city's health commissioner Thomas Frieden. "It is also critical for gay...
  • Homosexuals should pay more insurance

    01/20/2005 11:04:16 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 31 replies · 1,630+ views
    CFP ^ | January 20, 2005 | Nathan Tabor
    With the big flap over so-called "gay marriage" temporarily on the back burner--now that their fearless but feckless leader John Kerry has gone down in flames, and with the first government-sanctioned same-sex unions already ending nastily in divorce courts and bitter custody battles--this just might be an opportune moment to discuss some rarely mentioned health problems inherent within the allegedly avant garde homosexual lifestyle. Some would say it is a known fact that most homosexuals, and especially gay men, are promiscuous. Their rhetoric is carefully crafted to give the impression they are in "committed, caring relationships" while research suggests that...
  • Gay Men May Be Misusing Viagra

    01/14/2005 9:25:04 AM PST · by presidio9 · 47 replies · 3,803+ views
    Reuters Health ^ | Fri, Jan 14, 2005
    Approximately one out of six gay men use Viagra recreationally, and are more likely to do so if they are also using illegal drugs, new research indicates. U.S. investigators Richard Crosby of the University of Kentucky in Lexington and his co-author R. J. DiClemente found that men who experimented with cocaine and ecstasy were nearly three times more likely to have used Viagra without a prescription in the previous three months. However, the authors caution that the men included in the study were all attending a sex resort. Nevertheless, the results raise concerns, Crosby and DiClemente write. Taking Viagra may...
  • Bug Chasing, AIDS, and the Death Wish

    12/21/2004 1:15:26 PM PST · by simicyber · 71 replies · 1,788+ views
    National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality ^ | December 13, 2004 | Dr. Gerald Schoenewolf
    Psychoanalyst comments on gay "bug chasing." http://www.narth.com/docs/deathwish.html
  • 'Poke And Stick' Parties Pose Serious Risks To Teens

    12/16/2004 5:47:20 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 35 replies · 1,365+ views
    The advent of "poke and stick" parties is causing a stir as more of our nation's youth are choosing to have their new tattoo or piercing done by a teenage friend, rather than a professional. Since these parties could be happening in your community, the Pennsylvania Medical Society cautions that this fad not only may violate a new state law, but it also could spread infectious diseases, like HIV and hepatitis. The organization's member doctors recommend that parents and teens carefully consider safety measures to protect themselves from serious health consequences. The ancient arts of tattooing and body piercing appear...
  • Playing it unsafe

    11/16/2004 3:57:40 PM PST · by Mark was here · 26 replies · 2,411+ views
    Detroit Metro-Times ^ | 11/10/2004 | Anthony Martinez Beven
    The men begin parking along the quiet residential street in Redford around 9 on Saturday nights — and the last leave around 6 Sunday mornings. In the intervening hours, some 40 to 85 men pay $12 to engage in orgy-style sex in the basement and ground-floor rooms of the ranch-style home. There are few rules. "Don’t ask, don’t tell" is the typical approach to the question of HIV status. And condoms are rarely used. That’s the point at a "bareback" party.
  • Gay youth smoke more, study finds

    10/27/2004 11:39:46 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 80 replies · 1,023+ views
    Planet Out ^ | Wed, Oct 27, 2004 | Tom Musbach
    Gay and lesbian youth, like older LGBT people, may be 40 to 60 percent more likely than their straight peers to smoke cigarettes, according to data presented last week at a conference of gay and lesbian medical professionals. In a survey of over 12,000 students in grades 7-12, about 8 percent of the respondents indicated having same-sex attractions or same-sex relationships. Of those, nearly 45 percent of females and 35 percent of males reported smoking. Among those who did not report same-sex attractions, 29 percent -- both males and females -- were smokers. The survey was conducted by the National...
  • "Crystal Meth" New Drug Of Choice On Gay Party Circuit

    09/16/2004 12:22:46 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 106 replies · 2,197+ views
    NARTH ^ | August 31, 2004
    A longtime member of the New York Gay Men's Chorus, Bobby Darnell, nearly became a casualty of the crystal methamphetamine drug scene... Darnell began using crystal meth in casual sexual encounters and began searching the Internet for sexual liaisons. References on the Internet to "PNP" parties (shorthand for "party and play" - meaning sex and drugs) helps drug-addicted gay men find sex parties. Darnell was eventually hospitalized for his growing addicytion but later stopped using the drug. The use of crystal meth to enhance sexual experiences has spread rapidly among gay parties---especially during the past three to four years. A...
  • Sex study: Teens who watch more, do more (amazing discovery, who would have guessed?)

    09/07/2004 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 17 replies · 686+ views
    AP, via Tallahassee Democrat ^ | 9/6/04 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO - Children who watched a lot of TV with sexual content were about twice as likely to start having intercourse during the subsequent year as those with little exposure to televised sex, researchers found. High exposure to TV sex among those age 12 to 17 also was linked with a lower but still substantially increased risk of starting non-intercourse behavior, including passionate kissing and oral sex, the researchers found. Even shows that only refer to sex but don't depict it had the effect, they found. "Exposure to TV that included only talk about sex was associated with the same...
  • Study Links TV to Teen Sexual Activity

    09/07/2004 5:44:38 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 93 replies · 1,478+ views
    Health - Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 7, 2004 | Michael Conlon
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Teenagers who watch a lot of television with sexual content are twice as likely to engage in intercourse than those who watch few such programs, according to a study published on Tuesday. The study covered 1,792 adolescents aged 12 to 17 who were quizzed on viewing habits and sexual activity and then surveyed again a year later. Both regular and cable television were included. "This is the strongest evidence yet that the sexual content of television programs encourages adolescents to initiate sexual intercourse and other sexual activities," said Rebecca Collins, a psychologist at the RAND Corp. who...