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« on: July 18, 2012, 01:15:03 PM »

FDA Approves First Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

US regulators took a step into the unknown this week when they approved the first drug to prevent HIV infection. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Margaret Hamburg hailed the pill, Truvada, as a tool for reducing the rate of infection in the United States, where 50,000 people are diagnosed each year. But the drug combines low doses of two anti­retroviral agents normally used to treat infection, and some researchers fear that its use in healthy people could have unacceptable side effects and spark the emergence of resistant viruses...
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 08:49:01 PM »

Good news for homos.

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Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM)1 represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2009, MSM accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections, and MSM with a history of injection drug use (MSM-IDU) accounted for an additional 3% of new infections. That same year, young MSM accounted for 69% of new HIV infections among persons aged 13–29 and 44% of infections among all MSM. At the end of 2009, an estimated 441,669 (56%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the US were MSM or MSM-IDU.

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In 2009, MSM accounted for 61% of new HIV infections in the US and 79% of infections among all newly infected men. Compared with other groups, MSM accounted for the largest numbers of new HIV infections in 2009.
Among all MSM, white MSM accounted for 11,400 (39%) new HIV infections in 2009. The largest number of new infections (3,400) occurred in those aged 40–49.
Among all MSM, black/African American MSM accounted for 10,800 (37%) new HIV infections in 2009. Whereas new HIV infections were relatively stable among MSM overall from 2006–2009, they increased 34% among young MSM—an increase largely due to a 48% increase among young black/African American MSM aged 13–29.
Among all MSM, Hispanic/Latino MSM accounted for 6,000 (20%) new HIV infections in 2009. The largest percentage of new infections (45%) occurred in those aged 13–29.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 08:51:42 PM »

In before a major medical breakthrough is labeled as a bad thing.

Oh wait...
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 09:16:28 PM »

For only 2% of the population we sure waste alot of attention on gay marriage.

But good to see something like this has been approved.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 09:24:56 PM »

In before a major medical breakthrough is labeled as a bad thing.

Oh wait...

Who said it was a bad thing?
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 09:46:01 PM »

Good news for homos.
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Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM)1 represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2009, MSM accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections, and MSM with a history of injection drug use (MSM-IDU) accounted for an additional 3% of new infections. That same year, young MSM accounted for 69% of new HIV infections among persons aged 13–29 and 44% of infections among all MSM. At the end of 2009, an estimated 441,669 (56%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the US were MSM or MSM-IDU.

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New HIV Infections2

In 2009, MSM accounted for 61% of new HIV infections in the US and 79% of infections among all newly infected men. Compared with other groups, MSM accounted for the largest numbers of new HIV infections in 2009.
Among all MSM, white MSM accounted for 11,400 (39%) new HIV infections in 2009. The largest number of new infections (3,400) occurred in those aged 40–49.
Among all MSM, black/African American MSM accounted for 10,800 (37%) new HIV infections in 2009. Whereas new HIV infections were relatively stable among MSM overall from 2006–2009, they increased 34% among young MSM—an increase largely due to a 48% increase among young black/African American MSM aged 13–29.
Among all MSM, Hispanic/Latino MSM accounted for 6,000 (20%) new HIV infections in 2009. The largest percentage of new infections (45%) occurred in those aged 13–29.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/

The US is not the entire world. In other parts of the world heterosexuals account for the majority of HIV cases.
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 09:55:29 PM »

And yet, the story has to do with the FDA (U.S. agency) approving this drug to reduce the risk of infection, so it makes sense to look at where most infections are occurring, since those populations or areas are most likely to benefit from the drug.
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 10:11:38 PM »

Good news for homos.
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Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM)1 represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2009, MSM accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections, and MSM with a history of injection drug use (MSM-IDU) accounted for an additional 3% of new infections. That same year, young MSM accounted for 69% of new HIV infections among persons aged 13–29 and 44% of infections among all MSM. At the end of 2009, an estimated 441,669 (56%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the US were MSM or MSM-IDU.

The Numbers

New HIV Infections2

In 2009, MSM accounted for 61% of new HIV infections in the US and 79% of infections among all newly infected men. Compared with other groups, MSM accounted for the largest numbers of new HIV infections in 2009.
Among all MSM, white MSM accounted for 11,400 (39%) new HIV infections in 2009. The largest number of new infections (3,400) occurred in those aged 40–49.
Among all MSM, black/African American MSM accounted for 10,800 (37%) new HIV infections in 2009. Whereas new HIV infections were relatively stable among MSM overall from 2006–2009, they increased 34% among young MSM—an increase largely due to a 48% increase among young black/African American MSM aged 13–29.
Among all MSM, Hispanic/Latino MSM accounted for 6,000 (20%) new HIV infections in 2009. The largest percentage of new infections (45%) occurred in those aged 13–29.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/

The US is not the entire world. In other parts of the world heterosexuals account for the majority of HIV cases.

Also, true or not, you'd need to show evidence. Canada has identical statistics to the US.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 10:14:16 PM »


It's all good, until you get to "spark the emergence of resistant viruses".   

Not so good.

The cure may lead to a worse situation.
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 04:46:01 AM »

For only 2% of the population we sure waste alot of attention on gay marriage.

I find this offensive to people with HIV. Are you going to assume now that the millions of African children who were and are born each year with HIV because if immature parents make up only 2% of the population and are all gay?
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 08:28:41 AM »

For only 2% of the population we sure waste alot of attention on gay marriage.

I find this offensive to people with HIV. Are you going to assume now that the millions of African children who were and are born each year with HIV because if immature parents make up only 2% of the population and are all gay?

Did you miss the previous post?

BTW, what is the population of infected African children?
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