Sunday, June 26, 2005

AIDS: Should I be worried?

The author of "Unintended Consequences", John Ross, has written an article on whether or not your standard, hetero male should be worried about contracting AIDS via casual sex.
To get AIDS, either infected blood or infected semen must be admitted into an uninfected person's bloodstream. AIDS has ravaged the male gay community because A) a small but results-influencing number of gay men have lots of partners (over 100 new ones a year in some cases) and B) the sexual activities that some of these very active men practice (such as fisting, and the simultaneous use of amyl nitrate) often cause tiny breaks in the soft tissue inside the rectum. This provides a sure path for infected semen to enter the healthy partner's bloodstream during the next anal sex session.
For those of you who want to read some recent medical literature on this issue, is a VERY interesting report that somewhat downplays the fact that male circumcision may drastically reduce the female-to-male transmission of AIDS. In a study of 187 uninfected men in one village in Africa whose partners had AIDS, 29% of the 137 uncircumcised men in the group became infected, while NONE of the 50 circumcised men did, after having sex with their infected female mates over a period of FOUR YEARS. Circumcision is almost certainly another critical factor in explaining the very low female-to-male transmission ratio in America.

Please note: I'm not advocating casual, unmarried sex here (I'm a Bible-thumping, fundamentalist Christian), just presenting a view about the transmission of AIDS.

The homosexual lobby likes to pretend that AIDS is not almost universally a gay problem, but the facts seem to contradict that.