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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:14 AM

Highest-ever HIV diagnoses in gay men{uk}

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20526380



The number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV in the UK reached an "all-time high" in 2011, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

It said there had been a "worrying" trend since 2007, with more and more new cases each year.

Nearly half of the 6,280 people diagnosed last year were men who had sex with other men (MSM).

Overall, one in 20 MSM are infected with HIV.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:33 PM

1. In the 21st century

In a first world nation, with the knowledge and understanding of HIV, what it is, what it does, and how to get and not get it... What the HELL is going on?

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:44 PM

2. I think this is two-fold.

One side is good news in that people are living longer with HIV so there are more HIV positive out there because they are dying. Second, because people are living longer and healthier lives, the stigma and scare of a "death sentence" is going away. This means people are engaging in riskier behavior again and HIV is spreading as a result. I know several younger gay guys who don't use protection on a regular basis because they see HIV as an old gay guy's disease.

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