Secular ideology, moral nihilism and HIV in MSM

 

” Fools  rush in where wise men never go”

Secular  morality is  of  necessity  individualistic  and  relativistic

Secular  ideology  accepts  no  transcendent  objective  morality  but  rather  that  every  one  has  a  “right”  to  do  what  their  desires  dictate  as  long  as  it  does  not  hurt  someone  else.  This  clearly  stupid  approach  to  life – moral  relativism / moral nihilism –   has  inevitable  consequences such  that  in all  societies  HIV  rates  among  MSM  are substantially  higher  than those  of  the  general  population.

The  net  effect  is  that  secularism advances  over  significant disease, economic  cost  and  death  among  MSM. 

 

http://www.msmgf.org/index.cfm/id/11/aid/4115

GAY MEN HIT HARD BY HIV/AIDS

By Shan JuanArticle Date: 11 Jul, 2011
Upload Date: 12 Jul, 2011

 

BEIJING – Gay and bisexual men account for around one in every three new cases of HIV in China, according to the latest official statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

About 5 percent of the group – officially termed men who have sex with men, or MSM – are living with the virus, which is a rate that is 88 times higher than the national HIV prevalence rate of 0.057 percent.

The problem is particularly acute in large urban centers, with the prevalence rate in some southwestern cities reaching almost 20 percent.

However, the statistics also show that less than half of all gay and bisexual men have access to HIV screening, while about 15 percent of those who are infected are not receiving treatment.

“Cities are at the heart of China’s development and progress and must remain at the forefront of its HIV response,” said Michel Sidibe, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), during a workshop about the HIV impact on MSM on Saturday in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province.

“Through bold action cities can lead the way to achieving the UNAIDS vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths,” he said, according to a UNAIDS news release. “We hope that over the next year, many more Chinese cities will implement MSM strategies.”

Almost 10 percent of gay and bisexual men in Chengdu are HIV-positive, according to Yang Xiaoguang, director of the city’s health bureau. He agreed with Sidibe that cities have a crucial role to play in AIDS prevention and added: “By working to build a strong, multi-sector response in Chengdu, with meaningful community participation, we can scale-up coverage of prevention, treatment and care services among MSM and halt the spread of HIV.”

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