CDC Concerned About Resurgence of HIV Among Young MSM

There are 11 comments on the EDGE story from Nov 22, 2013, titled CDC Concerned About Resurgence of HIV Among Young MSM. In it, EDGE reports that:

On Nov. 21, leaders in the fields of HIV prevention among young gay and bisexual men came together for the CDC's webcast, "Combating a Resurgence of HIV Among Young Men."

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Nov 23, 2013
Big Pharma is squeezing every dollar it can out of AIDS
.
We need to re-start the search for a cure and wrestle monetary control away from Big Pharma
.
This calls for federal takeover of Big Pharma; call it ObamaPharma
.
That'll show 'em

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#2 Nov 23, 2013
There's really no excuse for charging $100 per pill for AIDS medications, especially when patients typically take two, three, or four daily. When the drugs wer're first developed, the market appeared to be rather small. That has not turned out to be the case. And now they want to market the drugs to people who are either at risk or paranoid. They should drop the price by 95%.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Nov 23, 2013
We simply aren't getting the message out.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#4 Nov 23, 2013
snyper wrote:
We simply aren't getting the message out.
Those young guys lack historical perspective. They have no memories of the absolute holocaust of the late 80's and early 90's for many of them weren't even BORN yet. It's so hard wired into me by now that safe sex is the only way to go, but if you are young and full of beans so to speak, they think they are immortal and above illnesses. I hope they get the message before all hell breaks loose again.
Cecil

Czech Republic

#5 Nov 23, 2013
What do you expect when you make the choice to start sucking d!cks and letting men f*ck you up the ass?

Go gay and pay the price!
Robert

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Nov 23, 2013
Cecil wrote:
What do you expect when you make the choice to start sucking d!cks and letting men f*ck you up the ass?
Go gay and pay the price!
Well said!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Nov 23, 2013
Cecil wrote:
What do you expect when you make the choice to start sucking d!cks and letting men f*ck you up the ass?
Go gay and pay the price!
Straight people catch AIDS exactly the same way gay guys do it
.
So watch your back. A rear-view mirror will be helpful

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#8 Nov 24, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Those young guys lack historical perspective. They have no memories of the absolute holocaust of the late 80's and early 90's for many of them weren't even BORN yet. It's so hard wired into me by now that safe sex is the only way to go, but if you are young and full of beans so to speak, they think they are immortal and above illnesses. I hope they get the message before all hell breaks loose again.
We are fighting the historically-enduring late-adolescent delusion that not only do they know everything, they also invented sex.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#9 Nov 24, 2013
Cecil wrote:
What do you expect when you make the choice to start sucking d!cks and letting men f*ck you up the ass?
Go gay and pay the price!
A person doesn't "go gay". You either are, or are not.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#11 Nov 24, 2013
STILL the wrong message. The message should be "Don't screw around, or you'll get a nasty disease." Stop providing excuses and start providing helpful instruction. Disease happens from sex ... period. It doesn't happen from homelessness, discrimination, or social injustice. It happens from sex. Stop acting like these people are sick because they are victims. They are sick because they have made bad choices. The same is true of heterosexuals who contract an STD. Please, for the love of your fellow man, try to approach this in a way that actually helps prevent the disease, not in a way that provides an excuse for the disease.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#12 Nov 24, 2013
Chance wrote:
STILL the wrong message. The message should be "Don't screw around, or you'll get a nasty disease." Stop providing excuses and start providing helpful instruction. Disease happens from sex ... period. It doesn't happen from homelessness, discrimination, or social injustice. It happens from sex...
Yes, usually unprotected sex, just like other social problems such as unwanted pregnancies. That's where the education on the consequences of irresponsible actions starts.

But, these problems occur less frequently among the educated, those who are more secure in the place in society, and those with a stronger economic backrounds. Pretending otherwise is not a wise move.

Education on every level is always the key, to just about every social ill.

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