On World AIDS Day, 12 Astonishing Facts about AIDS in America

 300,000 men dead from homosexual sex; so why are gay bathhouses flourishing?

crew_club_ad_2-wrong.jpg SHUT DOWN THESE PERVERSION CENTERS?  With 300,000 men dead from AIDS due to homosexual sex, why are homosexual bathhouses and sex clubs flourishing in the United States? At left is an ad in a homosexual newspaper for the Crew Club, a Washington, D.C.-based bathhouse where men go to commit anonymous sodomies with other men (our editorial comment is in red). It’s time for American AIDS policy to stop indulging and encouraging male homosexual behavior, which is one of the main risk factors of HIV/AIDS. Click on ad to enlarge.

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Linda Harvey writes on her excellent Mission America website:

On World AIDS Day, 12 Astounding Facts about AIDS in the U.S.

December 1 marks the annual observance of “World AIDS Day.” While we should rightfully mourn the passing of so many victims, let’s get real about what can be done to prevent future death and disability, not to mention the expenditure of billions of dollars.

In short, we need to recognize that HIV/AIDS is largely a male homosexual disease in the U.S., and it is highly preventable.

Here are some facts to consider:

1. Over 1 million people now have HIV in the U.S.(a)

2. Almost half of HIV cases (just under 500,000) are known to involve male homosexual behavior.(b) This is a highly conservative figure. Male- to- male sex is a contributing factor in other transmission categories as the Centers for Disease Control defines them. A more realistic actual figure is around 60-70%.

An estimated 300,000 males in the U.S. have died of AIDS as a result of male homosexual sex.(c)

3. In 2006, 53% of new HIV cases were attributed to MSM (males who have sex with males). Another 4% falls into the category of MSM plus IDU (injection drug use).(d) And many of the cases in the category of “high risk heterosexual” (31%) originate with the homosexual behavior of the partners of the heterosexuals who contract HIV. There are also cases classified as “unknown” in origin, and many of these are likely to involve MSM.

4. In certain states, the percentage relating to male homosexual sex is much higher:

  • In California, at least 67% of HIV/AIDS cases are directly linked to male homosexual behavior, with another 9% involving the combined risks of MSM and IDU.(e)
  • In Oregon, 66% of AIDS cases are attributable to male-to-male sex, with another 10% involving the combined risk factors of MSM and IDU.(f)
  • In Ohio, 58% of AIDS cases are caused by male homosexual behavior, with another 6% transmitted through MSM and IDU.(g)

5. The number of cases involving men who have sex with men is increasing while other transmission categories remain stable or are declining.(h) Safe sex is not working. Homosexual men know about condoms, but they often don’t use them.

6. Between 2001 and 2006, HIV among teen and young adult males who have sex with males rose over 12 % per year. Let’s repeat that—in the age group 13 to 24 years of age, HIV rose over 12% per year for six years.(i) Teen boys encouraged to enter the ‘gay’ lifestyle, are being enabled to enter a world of danger. Affirming homosexual behavior in schools should be viewed in this light.

7. California, where a faction wants to legalize homosexual relationships as “marriage,” has experienced 69,000 HIV/AIDS deaths due to males who have sex with other males since the beginning of the epidemic. Allow us to repeat this number: 69,000 dead due to male homosexual sex in California alone.(j)

8. In California, nearly 62,000 people are now living with HIV or AIDS.(k) Applying the current trend that at least two-thirds of these cases result from MSM, that means approximately 41,000 infected males who have sex with males might be eligible to legitimize this epidemic through “marriage” if the California Supreme Court rules against the voters’ decision on Proposition 8.

9. We are spending $3 billion federal dollars annually in the U.S. on a disease that is largely preventable.(l)

10. As of the end of 2006, approximately 566,000 deaths have occurred among people with AIDS, including 14,627 in 2006.(m)

11. The lifetime medical cost for an HIV patient is around $600,000.(n)

12. The top five deadliest states to live in regarding AIDS are the District of Columbia, New York, Maryland, Florida, and Connecticut.(o)

Conclusion: Does America benefit from male homosexual behavior? No. Along with unmarried heterosexual behavior,male homosexuality should be discouraged as much as possible to responsibly address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

NOTES:
a. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/factsheets/prevalence.htm
b. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/reports/2006report/table3.htm
c. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/reports/2006report/pdf/2006SurveillanceReport.pdf — Table 7.
d. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/incidence.htm
e. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/statistics/Documents/OA-HIVAIDSMergedOct08.pdf (page 10)
f. http://www.statehealthfacts.org/profileind.jsp?cat=11⊂=118&rgn=39
g. http://www.statehealthfacts.org/profileind.jsp?cat=11⊂=118&rgn=37
h. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/reports/2006report/pdf/2006SurveillanceReport.pdf
i. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5725a2.htm
j. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/statistics/Documents/OA-HIVAIDSMergedOct08.pdf (derived from statistics on page 10)
k. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/reports/2006report/pdf/2006SurveillanceReport.pdf — Table 12
l. http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparetable.jsp?ind=528&cat=11
m. http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/3029-09.pdf
n. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601124&refer=home&sid=afNA2MSzydTw and http://news.med.cornell.edu/wcmc/wcmc_2006/11_01a_06.shtml
o. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/reports/2006report/pdf/2006SurveillanceReport.pdf –Map 1

This article was posted on Monday, December 1st, 2008 at 4:38 pm and is filed under Health & Science, HIV/AIDS, News, Physical Health. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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