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U.S. Blocks ‘Sexual Fidelity’ as AIDS-Fighting Strategy at U.N.

March 28th, 2014 Jill Posted in AIDS Comments Off

by Austin Ruse & Stefano Gennarini

The Obama administration, along with the European Union and the Nordic countries, ganged up on poor African nations over the past two weeks at the United Nations, insisting that sexual fidelity and delaying sexual debut cannot be defensive strategies against the spread of HIV.

The African countries sent delegates to New York with high hopes that at least one of the non-binding but influential documents produced at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, among the largest annual gatherings at the United Nations, could be a vehicle to help them slow the growth of HIV on their continent. Instead, working in tandem, the United States and the European Union blocked language encouraging the reduction of the number of sexual partners.

According to witnesses who spoke with Breitbart News, in the middle of the final night of negotiations, some African delegates actually wept in frustration.

At the start of negotiations, the United States, Europe, Norway, Mexico, and other Latin American nations threatened that there would be no HIV/AIDS resolution if it contained references to abstinence and fidelity, reducing the number of sexual partners, or even what would seem noncontroversial, "delaying sexual debut." For two weeks negotiations were stalled and delayed. The US and the EU with their dozens of diplomats easily outmatched poor African countries that may have only one or two diplomats to cover the entire span of negotiations. The US and EU insisted that language like "fidelity" and "sexual delay" would stigmatize and therefore discourage those with HIV from getting tested and seeking treatment. The Africans insisted these were the only real defensive strategies against the disease, which is still at epidemic proportions in Africa.

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Africans Abandon AIDS Resolution After Hijacked by “Sexual Progressives”

March 27th, 2014 Jill Posted in AIDS Comments Off

By Rebecca Oas, PhD, C-Fam

“This is unacceptable,” said Zimbabwe’s delegate.

Her voice broke from frustration and regret. A resolution on HIV/AIDS, championed by the poorest African countries most affected by the deadly disease, was changed after negotiations had finished. The Netherlands demanded protections for children be removed, subtly giving a nod to sexualizing children and putting people at greater risk of HIV/AIDS.
 
African delegates had tailored the resolution to address HIV/AIDS as a public health tragedy. The U.S., European and a few Latin countries view the disease as a platform to de-stigmatize sex in any form.
 
Negotiations had stretched over two weeks at UN headquarters. It was past midnight last Friday when the final resolution on HIV and AIDS among women and girls, sponsored by Malawi, was presented to the chair of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
 
In a surprise move, the Dutch delegate intervened to amend the resolution on behalf of the US and other countries in Europe and Latin America. They could not accept a mention of “delay of sexual debut” in a paragraph on helping women and girls protect themselves from HIV. Among the other defenses against HIV left in were condoms, gender equality, and gender sensitivity.
 
The draft had narrowly avoided being stripped of references to abstinence and fidelity. A confidential source told the Friday Fax that at the start of negotiations behind closed doors the U.S., European Union, and some Latin American countries insisted these be removed or there would be no resolution at all. A reference to reducing the number of sexual partners was removed later.
 
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Sex Ed Program in Hawaii Public Schools Teaches 11-Y-Os That the Anus Is a Genital and Gay Sex, Promiscuity Are Normal, Says Lawmaker

March 11th, 2014 Jill Posted in AIDS, Children/Family, Gay Activism, Sex education Comments Off

By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post

Hawaii Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott is seeking to revise a taxpayer-funded public school sex education program that teaches 11-year-old children that the anus is a genital, and gay sex and having multiple sex partners are normal.
 
In his recently published review of the "Pono Choices" sex education program that is being taught in "at least 12 Hawaii public schools," McDermott argued that the program is being irresponsibly taught to "impressionable children" and said its inaccuracies need to be revised.
 
"Pono Choices, intended for young impressionable children, is clearly not age appropriate; it is inconsistent with state statues and policies. Any talk of anal sex — which the curriculum does frequently — is instinctively repulsive for pre-pubescent children," noted McDermott in the executive summary of his report.
 
"Additionally, calling the anus a genital—as Pono Choices does—is just plain medically wrong. Redefining the term to suit the authors' preferences is inappropriate. The curriculum's definition of oral sex is also not consistent with the definition commonly found in medical literature," he argued.
 
"Further, the data on condom use and effectiveness is inaccurate with regard to HPV, herpes and HIV; the curriculum also utterly ignores the Federal Drug Administration's warning regarding the astonishing risks of condom use when engaging in anal sex," he continued.
 
"This curriculum is presented to the students under the guise of STD prevention. Yet Pono Choices—whether by negligence or willful omission—fails to inform children of the exponentially increased risks of male on male anal sex. Such omission renders the entire document questionable at best and agenda-driven social engineering at worst," he added in the summary.
 
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Lord Smith: Nelson Mandela made me feel vindicated in talking about my HIV status

February 27th, 2014 Jill Posted in AIDS, Homosexuality Comments Off

From Pink News

Labour peer Lord Smith has spoken about the moment when Nelson Mandela commended him over his decision to reveal his HIV status.
 
The ex-culture secretary, who is currently chair of the Environment Agency, told this month’s GT (Gay Times) that the former South African president, who died in December last year, said in 2005 it had been a “brave” and “terrific” decision.
 
Lord Smith was one of the first openly gay British MPs, coming out in 1984, and in 2005, the first MP to acknowledge that he is HIV positive.
 
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Killing gay men with victimology

January 14th, 2014 Jill Posted in AIDS, Sex education Comments Off

by Dr Gerard M Nadal, LifeSite News

Building on yesterday’s post regarding CDC’s documentation of the continued rise in HIV, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea among men who have sex with men (MSM), in almost every document on the matter CDC offers the following:

Complex issues like homophobia and stigma can also make it difficult for gay and bisexual men to seek appropriate care and treatment.
That’s code for the principled stand taken by people of faith. In other words, it’s our fault that many MSM do not seek appropriate medical treatment. It’s because of our deeply held and abiding religious beliefs that MSM do not seek confidential and professional care. That is a very ominous declaration by a governmental agency; to declare an abiding religious belief as hatred so profound that it stigmatizes and drives a public health calamity. It makes bigotry against orthodox Christianity, Judaism, and Islam a key component of STD epidemiology; one that will need to be eliminated as one of the root causes.
 
It’s also pretty patronizing toward MSM.
 
The truth of the matter is that physicians and nurses are bound to nonjudgmentalism in the delivery of services. But in the warped perspective that is gay activism and hedonism, any counseling against promiscuity, which is a major cultural element in many quarters of the gay community, is bound to be interpreted as homophobia. No critique, even if sound lifesaving advice, is tolerable for some.
 
So it is the fault of those who oppose the lifestyle on either principled moral ground, or on principled medical ground. Changing mores, as we are seeing, does not change the laws of nature, particularly where infectious disease is concerned. Unlike humans, the microbes always remain true to their nature.
 
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Why HIV, syphilis, and gonorrhea are rising among homosexuals

January 11th, 2014 Jill Posted in AIDS Comments Off

By Dr Gerard M Nadal, LifeSite News

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual report, Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012, to whining among journalists that the reason for the documented continued rise in syphilis (primarily affecting homosexuals) has more to do with homophobia than anything else. Consider the following from Bloomberg News:

Gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S., mostly in men who have sex with men (MSM), a trend the government said is linked to inadequate testing among people stymied by homophobia and limited access to health care.
 
The rate of new gonorrhea cases rose 4 percent in 2012 from the year before, while syphilis jumped 11 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in a report. Rates for chlamydia, the most common of the bacterial sexually transmitted diseases, gained less than 1 percent.
 
While all three diseases are curable with antibiotics, many people don’t get tested as recommended, said Gail Bolan, the director of the CDC’s STD prevention division. That’s especially the case for syphilis, where the rise is entirely attributable to men, particularly those who are gay or bisexual.
 
“We know that having access to high-quality health care is important to controlling and reducing STDs,” Bolan said in a telephone interview. “Some of our more-vulnerable populations don’t have access. There are a number of men who come in to our clinic for confidential services because they’re too embarrassed to see their primary care doctors.
If they are eschewing their primary care physicians, then MSM actually do have access to quality healthcare. They choose clinics, instead.
 
The whine in the article then continues with George W. Rutherford, a professor of epidemiology at the University of California at San Francisco who captures something of the hedonistic disorder driving the numbers:
“With most of these populations, having a sexually transmitted disease from having sex with another man is highly stigmatized,” he said. “They’d rather not get tested for HIV, syphilis, or whatever. They don’t want it to show up on their records.”
Neither do married men want diseases transmitted by their mistresses showing up on records. That said, there is an understandable stigma surrounding gay and bisexual men whose community has become the engine of disease in the United States where HIV, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea are concerned. Far from being ten percent of the population, as they claim, CDC points to the fact that MSM constitute two percent of the population. Lest any doubt the force of this engine, here is the CDC fact sheet on HIV Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men:
 
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Attempt to Conceal Leaked Documents on Gates/USAID Contraception Fail

January 10th, 2014 Jill Posted in AIDS Comments Off

By Lisa Correnti, C-Fam

Lawyers for US agencies have failed in an initial attempt to force a watchdog group to remove leaked documents from the group’s website. The documents describe studies showing complications of a long-lasting contraception heavily backed by the agencies and the Gates Foundation for use by African women.

The US agencies are accused of attempting to conceal their knowledge of studies showing women using the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera are at higher risk of acquiring HIV.

Allowing The Rebecca Project to publish the information means “this issue of Depo Provera’s harm now has to be decided in a court of law where a judge will review scientific and social research data,” Kwame Fosu, the group’s policy director, told the Friday Fax.

The US Agency of International Development (USAID) and the Gates Foundation have spent millions of dollars to increase injectable contraceptive use among women in high-HIV communities in sub-Sahara Africa.

Legal representatives for USAID and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) filed a copyright infringement complaint to force The Rebecca Project to remove classified documents from its website. The documents were used at a closed-door meeting in Geneva of the World Health Organization, USAID, CDC, and Gates officials.

The meeting convened shortly after the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal published a study by Dr. Renee Heffron. It indicated women using Depo Provera had an increased risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.

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Nearly two-thirds of gay men who know they have AIDS have sex without condoms: CDC report

December 5th, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS, Homosexuality Comments Off

By Dustin Siggins, LifeSite News

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows approximately 62 percent of gay men who know they have HIV/AIDS continue to engage in sexual relations without using a prophylactic, a behavior that can spread AIDS.

The report, which was released on the Friday after Thanksgiving, analyzed data gathered in 2011.
According to the report, the percentage of men with HIV/AIDS having sex with other men without a condom had increased from 55 percent in 2005, to 57 percent in 2008, to 62 percent today.
 
CDC spokesperson Nikky Mayes told LifeSiteNews.com in an e-mail that the “new analysis of data suggests concerning signs of sexual risk for HIV infection among gay and bisexual men in 20 major U.S. cities.”
 
The surveys cited in the report examine men having sex with men (MSM) for a period of 12 months.
 
In the report, many MSM said they tried to reduce their risk of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections by only having sex with other men who are HIV-positive.
 
However, the CDC noted this is still risky, because sexual partners may be unaware of their status, or may mislead about their health.
 
Trying to get HIV-positive gay men to use condoms may prove difficult, as their use has plummeted among homosexuals. Anal sex without condoms increased by 20 percent among homosexual men between 2005 and 2011.
 
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Time To Stop Promoting This Deathstyle

November 26th, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS, Homosexuality Comments Off

By Bill Muehlenberg

You know the end of Western civilisation is near when our elites, eggheads and rulers turn virtue into vice and vice into virtue. When they actually promote that which is not only morally wrong, but just plain deadly, then it really is the end of the world as we know it.

Just imagine if governments and all the institutions of power and influence mounted a ferocious campaign to encourage everyone to take up tobacco use, and demonised those who resisted. To promote a deathstyle like this would be the height of folly, yet that is exactly what we are doing with an equally deadly lifestyle: homosexuality.

My book Strained Relations is filled with facts, data and statistics about what a harmful, dangerous and dead-end lifestyle this is. Yet we are told we must endorse it, promote it, champion it and celebrate it. And the bad guys are now those who warn against all this. Go figure.

The bad news about this deathstyle keeps on coming– yet it seems to be falling on deaf ears. Consider this recent report coming out of the UK: “The UK’s National Director of Health and Wellbeing warns that there is an increasing and potentially catastrophic HIV epidemic in homosexual men in every part of the world.

“Speaking at the British HIV Association’s Autumn Conference earlier this month, Professor Kevin Fenton said that despite an increasing number of tools to combat HIV infection, the incidence and prevalence of the disease in MSM (men who have sex with men) is increasing rather than decreasing globally.

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Britain’s public health chief warns of catastrophic global gay HIV epidemic

November 26th, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS Comments Off

By Thaddeus Baklinski, LifeSite News

The UK's National Director of Health and Wellbeing warns that there is an increasing and potentially catastrophic HIV epidemic in homosexual men in every part of the world.

Speaking at the British HIV Association's Autumn Conference earlier this month, Professor Kevin Fenton said that despite an increasing number of tools to combat HIV infection, the incidence and prevalence of the disease in MSM (men who have sex with men) is increasing rather than decreasing globally.
 
In his address, titled "The Resurgent Global HIV Epidemic among MSM," Dr. Fenton said that while homosexual men everywhere have higher rates of HIV than in the general population, contrary to popular opinion MSM in wealthier countries have a vastly higher rate of infection than residents even of poorer countries.
 
"It is estimated that the HIV rate in MSM is eight times that of the general population in low-income countries, and 23 times the general-population rate in high-income countries," Dr. Fenton said.
 
"The most reliable prevalence figures suggest that, regionally, Latin America and the Caribbean have especially high rates, but in no country of the world is HIV prevalence lower in MSM than in the population as a whole. Even in South Africa, the country with more people living with HIV than any other, HIV is twice as common in MSM as it is in other people."
 
Dr. Fenton noted with some bewilderment that statistics show that, in the developed world, the US has the highest rate of new infections, the UK has highest overall number of infected men, and several central European countries have the highest rate of increase in numbers of infected men.
 
Dr. Fenton laid the blame for the MSM HIV epidemic squarely on the two most obvious characteristics of homosexual sex: anal intercourse and promiscuity.
 
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UK Public Health Report on Global HIV epidemic
 
 
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HIV infections among gay men in England at highest ever level

November 21st, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS, Homosexuality Comments Off

From Pink News

New figures released today by Public Health England show HIV infections among gay and bisexual men at a record high.

3,250 gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV in 2012, the highest annual figure since the start of the epidemic.

Between 2011 and 2012 a small decline in the proportion of people living with HIV unaware was seen. The number of men who have sex with men (MSM) who remain undiagnosed with the virus has fallen to 18%.

Professor Noel Gill, head of Public Health England’s HIV and STI department, said: “In the UK, people who are unaware of their infection are likely to be those most at risk of transmitting HIV to others. We must increase the speed at which we’re reducing the number of undiagnosed HIV infections by encouraging earlier and more frequent HIV testing, especially by those most at-risk. Earlier diagnosis will help reduce new HIV infections across the UK.

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Major setback for AIDS cure: Study finds reservoir of hidden HIV bigger than once thought

October 25th, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS Comments Off

From Fox News

Over the past decade, scientists have made incredible strides in the field of HIV research – leading to the development of numerous medications that can effectively manage the disease and provide patients with a near normal life expectancy.

But a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus has still eluded scientists, and now a new report from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has revealed that completely eradicating the virus may be much more difficult than previously thought.

In a new study published in the journal Cell, researchers have discovered that the reservoir of latent or inactive HIV that silently lingers in a patient’s body is much larger than scientists believed. In fact, this pool of viruses – known as HIV proviruses – may actually be 60-fold greater than previous estimates.

According to researchers, these findings are a major setback in the fight to cure HIV.

“We’re working very hard on developing better ways to assess the size of this reservoir,” lead author Dr. Robert Siliciano, an HHMI investigator at Johns Hopkins University, told FoxNews.com. “But I think there’s a lot more we really need to understand before we do a lot more clinical trials on (HIV cures).”

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Australia: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high

October 21st, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS Comments Off

From news.com.au

HIV diagnoses are rising at a record rate as an increasing number of gay Australians admit having unprotected casual sex, according to two major reports.

An annual surveillance report says 1253 people were diagnosed in 2012 and around 30,000 infected people know they have the virus.

But the 10 to 25 per cent of infected people who do not know their status is a challenge, says lead author, Associate Professor David Wilson of the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

"We need to focus on getting people diagnosed and initiating therapy to improve their health and reduce the risk of transmission," says Prof Wilson, whose report will be presented at the Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference in Darwin on Monday.

Another report to be presented at the conference shows close to 40 per cent of gay men admit having unprotected casual sex at least once in 2012.

"We're at the highest level recorded in our surveys of gay and bisexual men," says lead author Associate Professor John de Wit, director of the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH).

The biggest increase is among those aged under 25, who are less likely to have been exposed to HIV-prevention campaigns.

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CDC: 94 to 95 percent of HIV cases among young men linked to gay sex

September 16th, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS, Homosexuality Comments Off

By Peter La Barbera, LifeSite News

The above is a graphic from a CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) online slide presentation, “HIV Surveillance in Adolescents and Young Adults” [1] – breaking down the incidence of HIV among young men ages 13-24. In 2011, an astonishing 94.9 percent of HIV diagnoses among teenage boys (13-19-years-old) were linked to homosexual (“male-to-male”) sex. And 94.1 percent of the cases among young men ages 20-24 (more analysis below) were from “gay” sex.

With the incidence of HIV among men so closely tied to homosexual sex, shouldn’t the government and all concerned and compassionate adults be urging young men and teenaged boys not to engage in or experiment with dangerous homosexual behavior? And yet, the CDC and other pro-”gay” institutions (including many schools public and private) are doing exactly the opposite, as they focus instead on affirming “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender” youth as a “sexual minority.”
 
[...]  Elsewhere in the CDC report it touts CDC funding for “school health professionals…to help them understand the needs of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth and shape behavioral messages accordingly.” But those behavioral messages apparently do not include discouraging students from engaging in homosexual sex.
 
The chasm between the obvious and extreme health risks associated with “gay” male sex and the CDC’s politically correct, pro-homosexuality mindset reflects public policy malpractice on an Orwellian scale. “Gay” activist ideology and assumptions — including intrinsic (many would claim innate) “gay”/bi/transgender identities — go unquestioned at the CDC. Ironically, the most direct answer to the HIV-youth crisis — teaching young people NOT to practice unhealthy homosexual sex — is the one thing that is essentially forbidden.
 
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‘Bug chasers’: the men who want Aids

September 11th, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS Comments Off

By Jeremy Wilson, The Kernel

Driven to chase ever-greater thrills in the bedroom, some gay men are taking outrageous risks with their health. Jeremy Wilson reports.

Regular vanilla sex no longer getting you off? That assortment of nipple clamps and valiant attempts at Shibari failing to spice up your sex life? How about the ultimate sexual thrill: a mixture of sex and Russian roulette. Welcome to the world of “bug chasers”: a terrifying subculture of gay men who seek out unprotected sex with HIV+ partners in the hope of getting infected with the virus.

For a while, bug chasing was dismissed as mythological. But now anyone with an email account can sign up to a gay social network and surf around, reporters can see that bug chasing is rapidly colonising online gay forums and geolocated hook-up apps as well as the more feature-rich gay social networks.

As with other extreme fetishes, bug chasing is enabled and propagated by anonymity online. For obvious reasons, asking a stranger whether (a) they have HIV and (b) they are willing to be a “gift giver” (that’s the terminology, by the way) would be a tricky proposition in real life. On the internet it’s easy to place a personal ad, which, through the ubiquitous “profile”, is precisely how most gay social networks are organised.

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Cultural Imperialism – The Sexual Rights Agenda

August 16th, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS, Gay Activism Comments Off

 

This is the guide to the 'rights' of young people living with HIV referred to in the above video

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Best place to be gay?

August 8th, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS, Homosexuality, Politics Comments Off

by Alan Craig

[...]  And as usual with upper echelons, the travails of people in the inferior classes are ignored. It is not just coincidence that while the gay leadership were drinking Pimms and hobnobbing with Mr Cameron on the manicured lawns of the sunlit gardens at Downing Street and he was telling them with monumental insouciance – but without noticeable dissent – that Britain is now “the best place to be gay, lesbian or transgender anywhere in Europe”, the real gay community outside the bubble was and is undergoing a huge health crisis.

“Alarming rise in HIV amongst gay men,” cried the recent headline in The Independent (here). Based on a study published in The Lancet it showed that the 20%+ annual increase in HIV infections amongst gay men was due to their increased use of party drugs and unprotected sex. “This is one of the most serious public health issues we face in the UK and it must be treated as a public health priority,” said Yusuf Azad of the National Aids Trust.
 
“Young gay men 15 times more likely to develop genital cancer than straight men,” shouted Pink News (here) on the day the same-sex marriage Bill became law, using figures taken from the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The HPV virus can cause penile, anal, throat and cervical cancers as well as penile and anal warts. As the lifestyle and behaviour of gay young men makes them particularly susceptible to the infection, the British Medical Association has argued that the NHS’s HPV vaccination programme should be extended to include them.
 
Even more concerning was an article by businessman and gay campaigner Ivan Massow (here) published three weeks earlier.
 
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Latest CDC Statistics on HIV: Homosexual and Bisexual Men at High Risk

August 4th, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS Comments Off

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately four percent of the male population is homosexual or bisexual yet they account for 78 percent of new HIV infections among men and 63 percent of all new infections in the latest 2010 statistics just released.

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Cultural Imperialism

August 3rd, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS Comments Off

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New HIV diagnoses in London’s gay men continue to soar

July 25th, 2013 Jill Posted in AIDS, Homosexuality Comments Off

By Tony Kirby and Michelle Thornber-Dunwell, The Lancet

HIV infections in London's men who have sex with men have risen sharply from 2011 to 2012, according to the latest government statistics. Tony Kirby and Michelle Thornber-Dunwell report.
 
In January this year, The Lancet reported concerns over high-risk drug practices in the London gay scene, including smoking, injecting, or snorting of party drugs such as crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth) and mephedrone, often in combination with sex parties. Serious concerns existed about these behaviours leading to an increase in new HIV infections, hepatitis C (HCV) infections, or both.
 
Latest statistics from Public Health England (PHE) show that HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) are indeed soaring. In January, 1296 new HIV infections were thought to have occurred in London's MSM in 2011; but more recent data from PHE, which reflect the latest information submitted by sexual health services, have updated this 2011 figure to 1420 new infections. The latest figure for 2012 is 1720 new HIV infections in London's MSM, an increase of 21% on the 2011 number. However, based on how data has been updated over time in previous years, the final 2012 figure could easily rise to 1900 or more, a rise of at least 33% compared with 2011. Whatever the final number, experts agree that London has a serious problem. Overall in the UK, there were 3240 new infections in MSM in 2012, a rise of 8% on the 2011 figure of 3010. When each newly diagnosed person eventually begins antiretroviral treatment, the cost to the UK National Health Service is around £11,400 per patient, per year.
 
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