LGBT activists UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidbe must be forced to resigned.

 

It is  well  established that  Men who  have  Sex  with Men (MSM) have  a  disproportionately high rate  of  HIV  compared  to  the general  population .  They also  have  disproportionately  high rates of  other  Sexually Transmitted  Diseases  (STIs)

 It is  also  well  established  that 98% 0f  the reason for  the difference  in the  rates  of  HIV between  MSM  and  the general  population is  due  to  the  practise  of  anal  receptive  intercourse  and role  reversal ( i.e a male being  inserted  on some occasions and  inserting  on other  occasions).  

Global epidemiology of HIV infection in men who have sex with men
Chris Beyrer et al.
• In 2012, HIV epidemics in MSM are expanding in countries of all incomes.
• HIV infection rates among MSM are substantially higher than those of general population adult males in every epidemic assessed.
• Biological and behavioral factors make the dynamics of the MSM epidemic different than for general populations.
• The disproportionate HIV disease burden in MSM is explained largely by the high per- act and per-partner transmission probability of HIV transmission in receptive anal sex. Modeling suggests that If the transmission probably of receptive anal sex was similar to that associated with unprotected vaginal sex, five year cumulative HIV incidence in MSM would be reduced by 80@90%.
• Many MSM practice both insertive and receptive roles in sexual intercourse,which helps HIV spread in this population. Were MSM limited to one role, HIV incidence in this population over five years would be reduced 19-55% in high-prevalence epidemics.
• Taking both factors (per act transmission probability and role versatility)into account explains 98% of the difference between HIV epidemics among MSM and heterosexual populations— behavioral differences account for 2% of the difference.

 

Despite  this  knowledge  UN Secretary General  Ban Ki Moon and  UNAIDS Executive Director  Michel  Sidbé  spend  much   their  time speaking  about  stigma  and discrimination  and  never recommend  the established  epidemiology principle  of  primary prevention i.e  that  acts  which have  high statistical  association with disease  should  be  avoided.  

 Instead   of  recommending  avoidance  of  buggery  Secretary General  Ban  Ki Moon  and  UNAIDS Executive  Director Michel  Sidbé   are  seeking  to impose  a  made – up  “right”  to buggery  on the world.    These  two  gentlemen  clearly put LGBT advocacy before  HIV prevention

Not unexpectedly  new  cases  of  HIV among  MSM  continue  to increase  even in the  USA which has  the most  LGBT friendly  government in the world.  

It is  clear  that Secretary  General Ban Ki Moon and  UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidbé  are  placing  LGBT political advocacy   above   HIV / AIDS prevention and  should  be asked  to resign  because  they are failing to do  the job they were  hired  to do –  putting  the  citizens  of  the world in peril  by their negligence..

 

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http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/world-news/20160724/alarm-bells-due-slippage-aids-response-caribbean

Alarm Bells Due To Slippage In AIDS Response In The Caribbean

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Activists stage a peaceful protest in Montego Bay, St James, for more to be done to fight AIDS.

 

“Complacency is largely responsible for the slippage in the AIDS response in the Caribbean”.

This is the view of the United Nations Secretary General Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean, Dr Edward Greene, who was speaking from Durban, South Africa, where more than 18,000 scientists, practitioners, and members of civil society are meeting at the 21st International AIDS Conference.

Greene was referring to the recent 2016 Prevention Gap report issued by UNAIDS just before the Conference began on 18 July.

That report shows that after years of steady decline, the Caribbean saw a nine per cent rise in new infections between 2010 and 2015 and only Eastern Europe and Central Asia with a rate of 57 per cent had a higher increase.

The Caribbean statistics compared with a two per cent increase in Latin America, three per cent in Asia and the Pacific, four per cent in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern and southern Africa for the same period.

Elaborating on the situation for the Caribbean, Greene said that it is necessary for a thorough analysis of the causes and direction of the prevention gap.

POSSIBLE CAUSES

Based on his close monitoring of developments in the region, he identified the possible causes as: inadequate attention to testing and treatment, including late testing of people with HIV, lack of care centers and fall in the rates of retention of infected people in care.

These he said are compounded by equity in access to care especially for the vulnerable populations including men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, those who inject drugs and prisoners.

” In the Caribbean generally, HIV-related stigma and discrimination is one of the major barriers for key populations’ access to prevention options, since people do not feel safe or have the means to access combination services.

“Each time you describe this as a violation of human rights, there are some ‘elements’ that equate this with pushing a gay agenda. Now we are seeing the consequences which could be devastating for the Caribbean,” said Green.

According to Greene, the complacency and/or inefficiency on the part of several governments has resulted in inadequate supplies of medicines and inadequate treatment regimes which fail to immediately treat those that have been diagnosed as HIV-positive, one of the cardinal principles of arresting the spread of the disease.

In addition, he feels strongly that in too many countries in the region, sex education in being insufficiently promoted or implemented.

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Toxic ! Like Malboro Country !

 

 

”  Starting  clothed  butt  naked  Ambition’s  Ladder ? “

 

 

marlboro-top

” Marketing  macho  but  cigarette  smoking  remains  bad for  one’s  health”

Pride JA

” connecting  with clothes and cool  but  homosexuality remains  bad  for  health”

JCHS-(update)-(5x35)

 

Toronto  Gay Pride

Gay Pride –  Toronto.   Typically naked

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An LGBT+ propaganda piece by the World Psychiatry Association

 

It would  have  been  natural   to  expect  that in determining  whether homosexuality is  normal  the  World  Psychiatry  Association (WPA) would  evaluate   whether the  substantial  difference  between  homosexuals  and  heterosexuals  – the intimate  behaviours of the  two groups – had  the  same  or  similar  outcomes.

Incredibly,  but  not  surprisingly  , in its  propaganda  effort  the  WPA  does not  address  the  matter  of  intimate behaviours  and their  consequences  and  the  reason  is  clear  the  rates  of  sexually  transmitted  infections among  Men who  have  Sex  with Men (MSM)  are  staggering.   The  WPA  chooses  instead  to  make  its  case for  the so-called  normality  of  homosexuality in a manner identical  to  making  a  case  for  the normality of  asthma by claiming  that  asthmatics have made substantial contributions to computer programming.

 

 

JCHS-(update)-(5x35)

 

 

 

http://www.wpanet.org/detail.php?section_id=7&content_id=1807

March 2016

WPA Position Statement on Gender Identity and Same-Sex Orientation, Attraction, and Behaviours
Background
Recent controversies in many countries suggest a need for clarity on same-sex orientation, attraction, and behaviour (formerly referred to as homosexuality).
Along with other international organisations, World Psychiatric Association (WPA) considers sexual orientation to be innate and determined by biological, psychological, developmental, and social factors.
Over 50 years ago, Kinsey et al (1948) documented a diversity of sexual behaviours among people. Surprisingly for the time, he described that for over 10% of individuals this included same-sex sexual behaviours. Subsequent population research has demonstrated approximately 4% of people identify with a same-sex sexual orientation (e.g., gay, lesbian, and bisexual orientations). Another 0.5% identify with a gender identity other than the gender assigned at birth (e.g., transgender) (Gates 2011). Globally, this equates to over 250 million individuals.
Psychiatrists have a social responsibility to advocate for a reduction in social inequalities for all individuals, including inequalities related to gender identity and sexual orientation.
Despite an unfortunate history of perpetuating stigma and discrimination, it has been decades since modern medicine abandoned pathologising same-sex orientation and behaviour (APA 1980) The World Health Organization (WHO) accepts same-sex orientation as a normal variant of human sexuality (WHO 1992). The United Nations Human Rights Council (2012) values Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights. In two major diagnostic and classification systems (International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and DSM-5), same sex sexual orientation, attraction, and behaviour and gender identity are not seen as pathologies (WHO 1993, APA 2013).
There is considerable research evidence to suggest that sexual behaviours and sexual fluidity depend upon a number of factors (Ventriglio et al 2016). Furthermore, it has been shown conclusively that LGBT individuals show higher than expected rates of psychiatric disorders (Levounis et al 2012, Kalra et al 2015), and once their rights and equality are recognised these rates start to drop (Gonzales 2014, Hatzenbuehler et al 2009, 2012, Padula et al 2015)
People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities may have grounds for exploring therapeutic options to help them live more comfortably, reduce distress, cope with structural discrimination, and develop a greater degree of acceptance of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Such principles apply to any individual who experiences distress relating to an aspect of their identity, including heterosexual individuals.
WPA believes strongly in evidence-based treatment. There is no sound scientific evidence that innate sexual orientation can be changed. Furthermore, so-called treatments of homosexuality can create a setting in which prejudice and discrimination flourish, and they can be potentially harmful (Rao and Jacob 2012). The provision of any intervention purporting to “treat” something that is not a disorder is wholly unethical.

 

Action
1. The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) holds the view that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals are and should be regarded as valued members of society, who have exactly the same rights and responsibilities as all other citizens. This includes equal access to healthcare and the rights and responsibilities that go along with living in a civilised society.
2. WPA recognises the universality of same-sex expression, across cultures. It holds the position that a same-sex sexual orientation per se does not imply objective psychological dysfunction or impairment in judgement, stability, or vocational capabilities.
3. WPA considers same-sex attraction, orientation, and behaviour as normal variants of human sexuality. It recognises the multi-factorial causation of human sexuality, orientation, behaviour, and lifestyle. It acknowledges the lack of scientific efficacy of treatments that attempt to change sexual orientation and highlights the harm and adverse effects of such “therapies”.
4. WPA acknowledges the social stigma and consequent discrimination of people with same-sex sexual orientation and transgender gender identity. It recognises that the difficulties they face are a significant cause of their distress and calls for the provision of adequate mental health support.
5. WPA supports the need to de-criminalise same–sex sexual orientation and behaviour and transgender gender identity, and to recognise LGBT rights to include human, civil, and political rights. It also supports anti-bullying legislation; anti-discrimination student, employment, and housing laws; immigration equality; equal age of consent laws; and hate crime laws providing enhanced criminal penalties for prejudice-motivated violence against LGBT people.
6) WPA emphasises the need for research on and the development of evidence-based medical and social interventions that support the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals
References
1. American Psychiatric Association (1980). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd edition). Washington, DC: APA.
2. American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) (5th edition). Washington, DC: APA.
3. Gates GJ (2011). How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender? Accessed March 4, 2016. Available at: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Gates-How-Many-People-LGBT-Apr-2011.pdf
4. Gonzales, G (2014). Same-sex marriage — a prescription for better health. New England Journal of Medicine 370: 1373-1376.
5. Hatzenbuehler ML, Keyes KM, Hasin D. (2009). State-level policies and psychiatric morbidity in lesbian, gay and bisexual populations. American Journal of Public Health, 99: 2275-2281.
6. Hatzenbuehler ML, O’Cleingh C, Grasso C, Meyer K, Safren S, Bradford J (2012). Effect of same sex marriage laws on health care use and expenditures in sexual minority men: a quasi-natural experiment. American Journal of Public Health, 102: 285-291.
7. Kalra G, Ventriglio A, Bhugra D (2015). Sexuality and mental health: issues and what next? International Review of Psychiatry, 27: 463-469.
8. Kinsey AC, Pomeroy CB, Martin CE (1948). Sexual Behavior in the Male. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
9. Levounis P, Drescher J, Barber ME (2012). The LGBT Casebook. Washington, DC: APA.
10. Padula William V, Heru S, Campbell JD (2015). Societal Implications of Health Insurance Coverage for Medically Necessary Services in the US Transgender Population: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Journal of General Internal Medicine: 1-8.
11. Rao TSS, Jacob KS (2012). Homosexuality and India. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 54: 1-3.
12. United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (2012). Born Free and Equal: Sexual Orientation and Gender identity in International Human Rights Law. New York and Geneva: Office of the High Commissioner United Nations Human Rights; 2 Available from: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/…..EqualLowRes.pdf. [Last accessed on 2013 Dec 31]
13. Ventriglio A, Kalra G, Bhugra D (2016). Sexual minorities and sexual fluidity. Discussion paper (available from authors).
14. World Health Organization (WHO) (1992). International Classification of Disease 10: Classification of Behavioural and Mental Disorders. Geneva: WHO.

The writing group was led by Professor Dinesh Bhugra and constituted Drs Kristen Eckstrand (USA), Petros Levounis (USA),Anindya Kar(India), Kenneth R Javate (Philippines)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Of functional atheists, satanists and deceived hearts.

 

 

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

…….Proverb 4 : 23….

Anton Szandor LaVey  founded the  Church  of  Satan on April 30th 1966  and  he  was  right Iabout  one  thing  , atheists  and  functional  atheists  are satanists  i.e   wilful adversaries  of  the  will  of  God.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Satan

“The church does not believe in or worship the Devil or a Christian notion of Satan.[4] High priest Peter Gilmore describes its members as “skeptical atheists”, embracing the Hebrew root of the word “Satan” as “adversary”. The church views Satan as a positive archetype who represents pride, individualism, and enlightenment, and as a symbol of defiance against the Abrahamic faiths which LaVey criticized for what he saw as the suppression of humanity’s natural instincts”.

 

 

Interestingly one  can find  satanists  in the most unexpected  places  including as leaders  in the liberal   wing  of  the  Anglican   and  other liberal churches

The author  of  the article  below  claims  to  be a  married  lesbian priest  of  the Anglican church  and  says  that Jesus didn’t say anything about homosexuality  …..well guess  what  ? Jesus  didn’t  say anything  about  incest  or  bestiality either. In fact he  didn’t anything  about  a lot  of  sinful  things

The author  further  goes  on to say  that christianity  adapts  to  its  context  implying  that christianity today will  adapt to embrace  homosexuality . Following  this  line of  reasoning  who  knows  “christians” like  the  author  may also embrace   incest  and  bestiality as  well. 

This  author  has  clearly not guarded  her  heart  and  is  deceived  by her  desires.

 

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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/anglicans-shift-on-same-sex-marriage-shows-church-is-evolving-387479051.html

Being committed to an organization doesn’t mean things aren’t sometimes complicated.

For example, I work at the University of Manitoba, but there are times when I’m frustrated with the institution. I wish there was more funding for student services. I hope one day we don’t produce so much garbage. But my commitment to the university isn’t really about the institution — it is about the people. I believe in the U of M because I’m committed to holistic, accessible education, not because the institution itself is fail-proof.

My relationship with the Anglican Church of Canada has been much the same. As a married, lesbian priest, I have been a minority among churchgoers, not to mention clergy. I have often wondered whether I was investing both my faith and my career in the wrong place.

But I am not part of the church because I’m a conformist. I have pushed against the status quo and asked too many questions from the time I was a child. I am part of the church because I am a follower of Jesus. My younger self was worried about figuring out what “following Jesus” looked like. I feared that if I got it wrong, I would make God sad at best or, at worst, suffer eternal punishment.

After seven years of theological education and coming out as gay, I’ve come to understand following Jesus isn’t like that. Such black-and-white thinking is a moralistic way of seeing the world that has no place in a deeply-rooted spirituality.

Jesus came to teach the way of God — the way of goodness, if you will — in a particular time and place. He showed us what that looked like as an illiterate man in his 20s, a former refugee who spoke Aramaic, living in occupied territory. But I am none of those things. So what does it mean for me to live the way he did, in the 21st century, as a young, gay woman living in Treaty One territory?

Take a look at the people Jesus hung out with. They were at the edges of his culture, often pushed aside and unwanted — like modern-day genderqueer folks, indigenous youth, addicts, and me. The most important things to Jesus were living in harmony with others, with himself, with God, and with the Earth.

Jesus didn’t say anything about homosexuality. He told us to give our money to the poor and live simply in our community. He insisted we love one another and being a person of faith is not an individualistic venture. The African Church parallels this with Ubuntu: “I am because we are.”

Christianity is a 2,000-year-old religion that has constantly adapted to fit its context. Contrary to popular belief, the religion we have today is much different than any of the forms it took 800 or 1,200 years ago.

As a lesbian who has often felt like an outsider in my small rural community, knowing God welcomes me and created me as whole and good has been a lifeline. Unfortunately, the rest of the “family” has often struggled to understand this. I don’t believe this is because of Jesus, but rather because it’s easy to allow our own fears to become enshrined in the language of religion. Yet this doesn’t only happen in religion — people use all kinds of reasons to exclude or judge.

It has been a hard journey toward realizing I’m wanted and loved by God despite the official non-acceptance of my faith’s institution. But on the ground, there have been many, many individuals who have welcomed me and acted more like Jesus than an institution ever could.

When we thought same-sex marriage was rejected at our national gathering July 11, several of those people literally came up to me and offered me jobs. In essence, they said to me, “Being part of the Church is more about being like Jesus for us than it is about exclusion or conformity.”

Sometimes that’s hard. But radical, grassroots movements have never been easy. Now imagine trying to be true to the cause for over 2,000 years.

Rev. Allison Courey is the Chaplain at St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba.

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Tough-headed : the saga of HIV in MSM

 

“Fools  rush in where wise men never go….”

 

Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) continue to have high rates of HIV 35years after the epidemic was discovered among young MSM in American cities which had removed their buggery laws.
LGBTTTIQQAB+ politics championed by the likes of President Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon prevents the implementation of standard medical epidemiological measures among MSM.
If one were to recommend the data driven and time proven strategy of avoidance as primary prevention one would be labelled “intolerant” , “a hater” , ” a bigot” and ” a homophobe” by the academy, the media , liberal politician and those for whom truth and reality are optional.
Amazingly the academy, media and liberal politicians claim that there are “human rights” to buggery by Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) – the act which is the substantial engine of the AIDS epidemics. The US does not mention buggery in its 2015 strategy for dealing with HIV/AIDS although research shows that 98% of the difference in HIV rates between MSM and the heterosexual population is due to two factors 1. the practice of anal penetration and 2. the capacity of a male to play either role on different occasions (role reversal).
Even more ridiculous is the fact that Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) which is designed to give children the same nihilistic and anarchist approach to sex that exists in the homosexual community is recommended by the academy.
Truth remains truth however so even as the delusion continues reality persists. What is fascinating is the consistency of the academy in supporting illogic. They were also significant supporters of communism.

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http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/UN-says-HIV-infections-among-C-bean-adults-on-the-rise

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UN says HIV infections among C’bean adults on the rise
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GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) —The United Nations says HIV infections among adults in the Caribbean has risen, warning also that the decline globally among adults has stalled for at least five years.

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Prevention Gap Report, issued here on Wednesday, reveals that “after years of steady decline, the Caribbean saw a nine per cent rise among adults.”

In launching the report, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé told reporters that, globally, new HIV infections among adults and children have been reduced by 40 per cent since the peak in 1997,but lamented that the decline among adults has stalled for at least five years.

The report reveals that an estimated 1.9 million adults have become infected with HIV every year for at least the past five years and that new HIV infections among adults are rising in some regions.

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The UN said the Caribbean is second to sub-Saharan Africa for the prevalence of HIV infections.

“We are sounding the alarm. The power of prevention is not being realized. If there is a resurgence in new HIV infections now, the epidemic will become impossible to control. The world needs to take urgent and immediate action to close the prevention gap,” Sidibé said.

Since the start of the AIDS epidemic 35 years ago, Sidibé said 35 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses and an estimated 78 million people have become infected with HIV.

He said new HIV infections among children have declined by more than 70 per cent since 2001, and are continuing to decline.

The UN said that, in 2014, key populations, including gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers and their clients, transgender people, people who inject drugs and prisoners, accounted for 35 per cent of new HIV infections globally.

The UN said it is estimated that men who have sex with men are 24 times more likely to become infected with HIV than the general population, while sex workers are 10 times more likely and people who inject drugs are 24 times more likely to become infected than the general population.

In addition, it said transgender people are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV and prisoners are five times more likely to be living with HIV than adults in the general population.

“It is essential for key populations to have access to the full range of HIV prevention options in order to protect themselves and their sexual partners from HIV,” the UN said.

The report highlights that the major hopes for antiretroviral therapy to have an impact on preventing new HIV infections are starting to be realized, although the full benefits may not be seen for some years.

“Science, innovation and research have provided new and effective HIV prevention options, rapid diagnostics and improved treatment for HIV,” Sidibé said, adding “investing in innovation is the only way to secure the next big breakthrough – a cure or a vaccine.”

The data in the report, collected from more than 160 countries, “demonstrate that enormous gains can be achieved when concerted efforts are made,” the UN said.

The data outlines that, by 2015, some 17million people had access to antiretroviral therapy, double the number in 2010and 22 times the number in 2000.

UNAIDS said it will be calling on implementers, innovators, communities, scientists, donors and others at the 2016 International AIDS Conference, taking place, from July 18-22, in Durban, South Africa, to close the prevention gap.

 

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Still dunce , still diseased and still depraved.

 

 

“Politics, including LGBT+ politics  and  science make  bad  bedfellows

 

 

Homosexuality is  abnormal…..it  is  an appetite  which  is  inconsistent  with design.

It  was  removed from the  list  of  psychiatric abnormalities  by political  pressure  on the American Psychiatry Association aided  by  a  flawed  study  done  by Evelyn Hooker  which did  not  examine  the fundamental  issue  with homosexuality…..how  do  the intimate  behaviours  of  homosexual  men   and  the  consequences  of  those intimate  behaviours  differ  from those  of  heterosexual  men.  

The data  on sexually  transmitted  infections  highlights  the  significant  difference  in  the  health  risk between  the  two  groups.

The  illogic  of  groups  like  the  WHO, UN  and  countries  like  the  USA, UK  etc is  that because  homosexuals  can make very useful  contributions  in many  fields these  entities believe  that  the sexual attraction , identities  and  behaviours are  also  to  be  considered normal…….an aspect  of  human diversity.  This  is  clearly  nonsensical  as  for  example  paranoid  or  obsessive  compulsive  persons  can  make  very  good  contributions to  the  society   but  it  does  not  make  their  disorders  normal  and aspects  of  human diversity.

 

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http://www.natap.org/2015/IAS/IAS_41.htm

 

IAS 2015: 8th IAS Conference on
HIV Pathogenesis Treatment and Prevention
Vancouver, Canada
18-22 July 2015
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Incidence of Syphilis, Other STIs Rising Steadily in HIV+ MSM of France

IAS 2015, July 19-22, 2015, Vancouver

Mark Mascolini

New diagnoses of syphilis and other bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have climbed steadily since the turn of the millennium in men who have sex with men (MSM) in France monitored since they became HIV-positive [1]. Almost 1 in 10 men with a detectable HIV load now gets diagnosed with a bacterial STI every year.

More than half of HIV-positive people surveyed in France in 2010 had already heard of Treatment as Prevention (TasP)–the concept that controlling HIV with antiretroviral therapy sharply lowers risk of HIV transmission. Concern persists that people who know they have an undetectable load–untroubled about passing their HIV to sex partners–will have more condom-free sex. Data cited by ANRS PRIMO researchers who conducted this study indicate that MSM in France account for high proportions of new STIs in the country, including about 90% of new syphilis diagnoses and 90% of new rectal chlamydia cases.

To gauge STI rates in MSM newly infected with HIV, especially in relation to HIV load, the ANRS team conducted this observational analysis. ANRS PRIMO is a national prospective study that enrolls men with primary HIV infection and monitors them every 6 months. Since 2000 PRIMO members have completed a twice-yearly questionnaire on behavior, including sexual behavior.

Researchers counted the number of new STI diagnoses reported by study physicians or MSM since their last visit, focusing on syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and other suspected bacterial infections. They considered two episodes of the same STI as distinct infections if reported at least 3 months apart for other bacterial infections and at least 1 year apart for syphilis. They used Poisson regression to assess change in STI incidence over time and STI incidence in relation to detectable or undetectable viral load at the study visit preceding the STI.

This analysis involved 1226 MSM monitored in ANRS PRIMO from November 1996 through June 2014. Most men (92%) were born in France, 82% called themselves gay, and 18% considered themselves bisexual. Median age at enrollment measured 35 years and median follow-up 48 months. Overall syphilis incidence stood at 3.61 per 100 person-years, meaning between 3 and 4 of every 100 men got diagnosed with syphilis every year. Incidence of other bacterial STIs combined measured 3.19 per 100 person-years. Incidence of syphilis and other bacterial STIs together came to 6.67 per 100 person-years.

Before 2000 no MSM in this cohort had a reported syphilis diagnosis. Since then, syphilis incidence has climbed 9% yearly (P < 0.0001) to reach 4.92 per 100 person-years in 2013, meaning about 5 of every 100 men got diagnosed with syphilis in 2013. Incidence of other bacterial STIs started climbing by 4% yearly in 1999 (P = 0.006) and reached 4.25 per 100 person-years in 2013. Incidence of all STIs proved significantly higher in the months after a man had a detectable HIV load than in the months after an undetectable load (7.72 versus 6.08 per 100 person-years, P = 0.02). Since 2010, STI incidence has remained higher after a detectable viral load than after an undetectable viral load (9.53 versus 7.37 per 100 person-years) and that difference approaches statistical significance (P = 0.07).

These findings suggest that men with an undetectable viral load are having less condomless sex than men with a detectable load, hinting that awareness of TasP has not led to reckless sex in men controlling HIV with antiretrovirals–at least not in France. Still, the ANRS PRIMO team urged colleagues to remind MSM that HIV suppression with antiretrovirals does not protect them from acquiring or transmitting other STIs.

Climbing incidence of syphilis and other STIs, the researchers advised, shows that MSM in France continue to have unsafe sex and thus may transmit HIV when they have a detectable viral load.

Reference

1. Champenois K, Seng R, Persoz A, Essat A, Goujard C, Meyer L, ANRS PRIMO Cohort Study Group. Sexually transmitted infection (STI) incidence in men who have sex with men (MSM) followed since primary infection stage in the French ANRS-PRIMO cohort. IAS 2015. 8th Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. July 19-22, 2015. Vancouver. Abstract WEPEC634.

 

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London Gay Pride

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Over zealous LGBTTTIQQAB+ activist Public Defender ruled out of buggery case.

 

 

” The  higher monkey climb  the  more he’s  exposed”

……Ole people saying…..

Jamaica’s  public  defender Mrs. Arlene  Harrison –  Henry  is  a zealous  and  ambitious  LGBTTTIQQAB+  activist.  This  makes  her  automatically  hostile  to  religious  freedoms, freedom of  conscience, freedom of  speech, parental  rights  and  the rights of  children to  be reared  by  their  biological  mother  and father.

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The  role  of  the public  defender  is  to  investigate  abuse of  rights  which actually  exist  however  in her  zeal  the  public  defender  is  seeking  to  assist  claimant  Maurice  Tomlinson  in creating  a  right  to  buggery  where  none  exists in international  law.   She  has  applied  to  join Tomlinson’s  case  against  the Government of Jamaica.

The  office  of  the Attorney  General  opposed  the  Public  Defender’s  application to  participate on the basis that  it  was  not  consistent  with  the   job description  of  the Office  of  the Public  Defender.  The presiding  judge, Justice  Laing  agreed  with  the  office  of  the Attorney General and added  that the  Public  Defender’s  participation on any side  of  this  debate  will damage  the  reputation of  the office  of  Public  Defender.  Justice  Laing also  stated  that  his  decision would  not be  changed  on appeal .  This  has  not  stopped  the  very  zealous  Public  Defender  from indicating  that  she will  be  appealing  the decision  directly to  the  Court  of  Appeal.

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Public  Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry with “out of many , one people ” sign at  LGBT event.

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