Thursday, 12 December 2013

Second Verse Same As the First

The second verse is the same as the first.

Look, I am not on a crusade here. This second story just happened to pop up on the National Post yesterday after I posted the story about the syphilis epidemic in Vancouver's gay community.

Now I don't have a dog in this fight except ... except I in reality I do, and so do you and so does everyone when someone else's sexual behaviour becomes a threat to everyone else's health.

Of course it wouldn't be a problem if people would be responsible, if they were monogamous or at the least practiced safe sex but they do not and increasingly not so in the gay community who has returned to their promiscuous ways and returned to unprotected sex not just in Metro Vancouver,

All of this is also at a time when the gay lobbyists are trying to get the US Government to drop the ban on gay blood donations. Right!

There are 50,000 new AIDS infection a year in the USA and behaviour like this is going to make that number explode.
Just a 'by the way' for you. Statistics reveal that the average homosexual has over 500 lifetime sexual contacts. Wrap your head around that and remember it the next time someone tries to tell you that homosexuality is normal.
I have gay family members and news like this really disturbs me. I worry for them. Especially when I know that at least one of them is not monogamous and thus threatens his partner with a potential death sentence.

Sharp rise in unprotected sex among gay men making it harder to fight HIV spread: U.S. officials

U.S. federal health officials are reporting a sharp increase in unprotected sex among gay American men, a development that makes it harder to fight the AIDS epidemic.

The same trend has recently been documented among gay men in Canada, Britain, the Netherlands, France and Australia, heightening concerns among public health officials worldwide.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of men who told federal health investigators that they had had unprotected anal sex in the last year rose nearly 20% from 2005 to 2011. In the 2011 survey, unprotected sex was more than twice as common among men who said they did not know whether they were infected with HIV.
‘The problem with sero-sorting is that it’s really easy to get it wrong’

.Being tested even once for HIV is associated with men taking fewer risks, whether the test is positive or negative, health experts say. But the most recent survey found that a third of the men interviewed had not been tested in the past year.
The findings are worrying because “unprotected anal intercourse is in a league of its own as far as risk is concerned,” Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the disease centers, said Wednesday as the figures were released.

The data, published in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, do not explain why unprotected sex has risen so rapidly, but a leading hypothesis, Frieden said, is that more men are “sero-sorting” — that is, those who are uninfected (“HIV seronegative” on lab reports) try to sleep only with other men who are uninfected, or who hope they are, or who merely promise they are.

“The problem with sero-sorting is that it’s really easy to get it wrong,” Frieden said.

The CDC suggests that sexually active gay men be tested at least annually.

‘It’s like what the Red Queen said to Alice: You have to run faster and faster to stay in the same place’

.The number of new HIV infections in the U.S. has been static at roughly 50,000 per year for many years, although public health officials are trying to bring it down. Among the factors working against them: The U.S. population is growing, and infected men are living longer and staying sexually active thanks to antiretroviral drugs.

“It’s like what the Red Queen said to Alice: ‘You have to run faster and faster to stay in the same place,’” Frieden said. “When you go from one million infected to 1.2 million, you have to do better and better just to stay steady.”

(Posted to Blogster November 29, 2013)

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