Skip to comments.HIV Cases Soar (among gay and bisexual men) in the Philippines, as Dating Apps Spread
Posted on 10/03/2019 4:50:48 AM PDT by karpov
MANILAHIV is spreading faster in the Philippines than anywhere in the world.
The estimated number of new infections in this Southeast Asian nation has more than doubled from 2013 through 2018, reaching epidemic proportions among young men, according to the United Nations AIDS agency. The surge in the virus that causes AIDS stands out against the decline in estimated world-wide infections.
Determining the cause can be difficult and inevitably involves some guesswork among epidemiologists seeking answers. But health advocates think a major driver has been dating apps, which have encouraged promiscuity in a country where traditional social norms have kept people from using contraception and learning about responsible sexual practice.
More than three-quarters of the 67,395 people diagnosed HIV positive in the Philippines between January 1984when the first infection surfaced in the countrythrough May this year were diagnosed in the past five years.
Some 96% of the people diagnosed over this five-year period contracted the virus after a sexual encounter, according to the government. The vast majority were gay and bisexual men aged between 15 and 34.
The government doesnt report how people met their partners, but patients, doctors, epidemiologists and activists said in interviews that most of them met online.
Jigg, who prefers to go by his first name, was diagnosed HIV positive in 2017. Now 27 years old, Jigg says he thinks he contracted the virus after having unprotected sex for the first time with a man he met on Grindr, the gay dating app.
Young people are on dating apps these days, and they will have sex, said Jigg, who took to social media to share his experience, and now has about 57,000 Twitter followers. We need to equip them with the knowledge and resources that come with it.
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I thought all homosexuals wanted was the recognition of their deep commitment to mutual monogamy?
Tax vaping, like cigarettes and the government will protect vaping.
AIDS patients are a fag protected class.
Of course this is the Philippines not the US. But is good as an example
Who would have thought something like this would happen?
SMASH MONOGAMY was a goal of the radical dyke who founded NOW.
Homofascists may have wanted “marriage” but they never wanted monogamy.
Random hookups are a “thing”.
” Foreign” tourists the main cause methinks .
If I remember correctly, the CDC could not ask the gay people who their HIV partner was because it was politically incorrect to as that of a gay person. It was prejudicial or something.
Result, the CDC could not get control of the pandemic of aids.
If I remember correctly, the CDC could not ask the gay people who their HIV partner was...
It was more about the embarrassment caused when they couldn’t narrow down their partner to less than a dozen strangers.
Remember this article the next time you or your loved ones require a blood transfusion. The male to male sex question was removed from the donor health questionnaire.
Luckily for us, there is now a magic pill that cures you from hepatitis and hiv... okay.. it only makes ot undetectable in blood tests... but that is the same as cured, right.
Undetectable in the blood... no question to eliminate the highest risk class of infection.. hmm.
To be clear, I have not truly investigated if these negative tests include nucleic acid testing.
LOL at how they blame “traditional social norms” for the rise in HIV.
The Philippines is a conglomerate of what ? ... 7000 islands ?
Put it together, people !
Late ‘60’s WESTPAC sailor here. We were warned about “Benny Boys” before going on liberty in Subic.
Since when is 15 a man?
Only in the sodomite lexicon.
Imagine how society would change if everyone just TRIED to follow God’s instructions for living. There isn’t one social ill that would not be cured.
And the remaining 4% contracted it from public toilet seats.....
...and it’s all YOUR fault, Mr. and Mrs. America!!!
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