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BBC: Healthy gay men urged to take HIV drugs – WHO

In an article almost suitable for a parody news site, the WHO is “urging all sexually active gay men to take antiretroviral drugs to reduce the spread of HIV.”

Clearly, condoms aren’t working (or perhaps there’s an insinuation that gay men of all colours are just as bad as Africans in safe sex?) for this to be suggested. And this suggestion is pretty much akin to asking people to take cancer chemotherapy just because they have a family history.

The admission that “men who have sex with men are 19 times more likely to have HIV than the general population. [according to WHO]” is glaringly at odds with people who emphasise a growing heterosexual epidemic.

There is not even particularly a gay plague, it has always been limited to a minority of a minority who indulge in highly-specific high-risk practices, or are brushed into the category for other health reasons.

*For more on this story, see “Terry Michael on What Every Gay Man Should Know About Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)” as a podcast on How Positive Are You.

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3 Responses to BBC: Healthy gay men urged to take HIV drugs – WHO

  1. Benedetto July 28, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    Hi there,

    you wrote: “[gay plague] has always been limited to a minority of a minority who indulge in highly-specific high-risk practices”. Can you provide any scientific reference which can prove this claim?

    thanks

    • Terry Michael September 9, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

      The mainstream HIV=AIDS believers are the source of all data collected, because they control the data. But look at their own numbers. UNAIDS says that two-thirds of all HIV-AIDS (always hyphenated) “cases” are in Sub Saharan Africa. The U.S. CDC says that gay man, since the beginning in 1981, have always been the primary risk group, and specifically the subset of gay men living an urban “fast lane” lifestyle–in other words, unusual amounts of sexual contact and drug use. The only significant relationship the CDC makes to Western heterosexuals–surprise, surprise!–are among African Americans. See the following CDC web page, which says black males are 8x more likely to test “positive” than whites, and black females are 20x !! more likely to react as “positive” to the antibodies for the “sexually transmitted disease” (if that doesn’t smack of racism, I don’t know what does):
      http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/racialethnic/aa/facts/index.html

  2. M. Aziz August 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    Very sorry for the late approval and reply to your comment. Off the top of my head I can’t provide a specific reference. However, the first cluster of AIDS in US gay men was notable for being linked to poppers use as well as homosexuality.

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