Where secular fantasy meets inescapable reality or “stupidity is as stupidity does”

Secularism  is nothing  if  not incoherent.

Those  who  follow  the  ideology  appear  to believe  that  they  can create  their own reality.  Hence, secularists  think  that by  saying:

male  + male  =  male  + female 

the consequences  of  having  these  two  different types  of  union will  be  the same.

The  data  clearly demonstrate  that  this  is  not  so  but  unable  to  learn  they  keep pushing  for  social  embrace  of   oxymorons  such  as : same-sex  marriage, marriage  equality, Men who  have  Sex  with Men.  The  reality  is , whatever intimate  activities   two  or  more  men do  with  each other  it  cannot  be  sex  so  the correct  term  is Men who  are  Intimate with Men (MIM).  Similarly  there  can be  no  same  sex  marriage as  marriage  is  between  a  man and  a woman.

 Whatever  euphemisms  the incoherents  use  however  reality  remains  and  HIV  and  other  STIs continue  essentially  unabated  among  MIM,  

With  typical incoherence,  secularists  embrace  the  contradictory concept  of  a  trans-gender woman being” normal  and  positive ”  rather than  what  it is  in  reality  a pathological  condition  in which  there  is  discordance  between  the  physical  and  the psychological self?

 

“Fools  rush  in where wise men never go”

Transgender Women 49 Times More Likely To Have HIV, Study Says

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/02/2013 4:41 pm EDT

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Transgender women were 49 times more likely to have HIV compared to a reference population, according to a new study on transgender women and HIV.

Led by Dr. Stefan Baral, director of the key populations programs in the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, a team of researchers conducted a review and meta-analysis of studies assessing HIV infection among transgender women in 15 countries over the span of about a decade and compared it to adults of similar reproductive age in those populations.

Data were only available in countries “with male-predominant HIV epidemics,” including six Asia-Pacific countries, five Latin American countries, three European countries and the United States.

“The odds ratio for being infected with HIV in transgender women compared with all adults of reproductive age across the 15 countries was 48·8,” the researchers state in their findings.

“This is part of a series we’ve been doing on under-served populations,” Baral told The Huffington Post in an phone interview. Of the other populations the team has studied — including female sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM) — transgender women were the least likely to be studied, yet they had the highest HIV rates by far.

Transgender women have been largely left out of the HIV narrative, or they have been incorrectly lumped into other categories, such as gay men, or men who have sex with men, Baral told HuffPost. As a result, many transgender women don’t participate in studies, even if given a chance.

“It doesn’t seem like it’s been a priority for global funding entities to care about the needs of transgender communities,” Baral said.

At the same time, treatment programs that attempt to lump transgender women in with men who have sex with men may not take into account trans-specific risk factors. For example, transgender women are almost always the receptive partner in anal intercourse, according to Baral, and a lack of resources for hormone treatments may lead to sharing dirty needles.

The results of the review show that HIV has long been hidden or misclassified for transgender women, and many “continue to endure stigma and discrimination, and can feel socially isolated and [marginalized by society],” according to the study’s authors. In turn, this stigmatization and isolation puts trans women at risk for myriad other risks, including depression, sexual abuse, suicide and sexually transmitted diseases.

The study found that while the nature of gender identities varies from country to country, the complexity of identity and the prevalence of stigma is universal,regardless of wealth or region.

“Never mind LGBT equality. There has been very little movement toward trans equality [in the U.S.],” Baral said. “Stigma is universal, how it plays out is universal; that to some extend is one of these emerging messages.”

Going forward, Baral said he hopes health care providers and advocates will improve the way they target transgender populations and tailor treatment systems and support networks.

There are signs that at least in the United States, some people are beginning to realize changes need to be made. In 2011, for example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported it was “developing an HIV-related behavioral survey to monitor current HIV-related risk behaviors and prevention experiences among transgender women.”

“People think if you provide services that’s enough,” Baral said. “You have to be providing, but you also need people to actually seek out those services and use them.”

The study was published in the March 2013 edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseasesjournal.

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