HIV levels among gay men unchanged

There are 12 comments on the Jan 31, 2013, Salisbury Journal story titled HIV levels among gay men unchanged. In it, Salisbury Journal reports that:

The number of cases of HIV in England and Wales among men who have sex with men has stayed the same over 10 years "Unsafe sexual behaviour" and a lack of testing is being blamed for a failure to cut the number of cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men in the last decade.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Feb 1, 2013
We really need to work harder to get the message out among our disaffected inner-city youth.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#2 Feb 1, 2013
I wonder if they have statistics comparing HIV rates in states with Marriage Equality, and those without. Or is it too short as time-span to compare at this point?

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#3 Feb 1, 2013
snyper wrote:
We really need to work harder to get the message out among our disaffected inner-city youth.
Of which London, Manchester and Glasgow probably have loads.
Super Gerbal

Pittsfield, MA

#4 Feb 1, 2013
They stayed the same becuase of the men that sadly died and were no longer considered a statistic so of course the numbers dropped or 'stayed the same.' Liberals do the same sh!t with unemployment numbers. Skew them.

Since: Mar 09

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#5 Feb 1, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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Of which London, Manchester and Glasgow probably have loads.
The punk subculture DID start there.

“Nirvana”

Since: Mar 12

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#6 Feb 1, 2013
Doesn't surprise me....reckon there ought to be an ad campaign again in the UK for HIV like there is for Chlymidia. PPL become complacent about the use of condoms & about the severity of actually getting HIV...I've met ppl who even think there is now a cure...mistaking 'treatment' for 'cure'
Stats do get manipulated, true,...with this tho I'd say it's the next lot of ppl replacing the previous... always some ppl who just won't use protection & some think...why bother getting tested when they're not going to change anything they do
In cities you get 'tourist sex' too.....ppl living it up, clubbing & sex, then go home to their regular life

Since: Mar 09

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#7 Feb 1, 2013
nathanielornament wrote:
Doesn't surprise me....reckon there ought to be an ad campaign again in the UK for HIV like there is for Chlymidia. PPL become complacent about the use of condoms & about the severity of actually getting HIV...I've met ppl who even think there is now a cure...mistaking 'treatment' for 'cure'
Stats do get manipulated, true,...with this tho I'd say it's the next lot of ppl replacing the previous... always some ppl who just won't use protection & some think...why bother getting tested when they're not going to change anything they do
In cities you get 'tourist sex' too.....ppl living it up, clubbing & sex, then go home to their regular life
The French don't take their own pessimism seriously. The Brits do, and get self-destructively angry about it. In this case, it's a passive-aggressive form of self-destruction. Angry fatalism.
Anderson

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#8 Feb 1, 2013
Homosexuality is a very sad disease.

Since: Mar 09

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#9 Feb 1, 2013
Anderson wrote:
Homosexuality is a very sad disease.
Who says?
TheTroll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#10 Feb 1, 2013
Anderson wrote:
Homosexuality is a very sad disease.
Every respected medical and mental-health organization on the planet disagrees with you. I'll gladly take their scientifically-proven, peer-reviewed word for it over the word of a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing Neanderthal bigot like you any old day of the week, boy.
TheTroll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#11 Feb 1, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Who says?
Bigots, that's who.
Rattle n Hum

Pittsfield, MA

#13 Feb 2, 2013
TheTroll Stopper wrote:
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Every respected medical and mental-health organization on the planet disagrees with you. I'll gladly take their scientifically-proven, peer-reviewed word for it over the word of a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing Neanderthal bigot like you any old day of the week, boy.
Oh really? Is that why so few RESPECTED studies are found here?

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