Are AIDS & Tolerance Linked?

  • metta

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    Jun 10, 2009 6:02 AM GMT

    Study Says AIDS, Tolerance Linked


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    By applying economic theories to calculate how social attitudes and policies affect HIV transmission, Hugo Mialon and Andrew Francis estimate that a constitutional ban on gay marriage raises a state's HIV rate by four cases per 100,000 people.

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    “Tolerance for homosexuals causes low-risk men to enter the pool of homosexual partners, as well as causes sexually active men to substitute away from underground, anonymous, and risky behaviors, both of which lower the HIV rate,” the study reads. “Social acceptance of gays may consequently induce gay men to interact in open and socially mediated venues associated with less risky sexual behaviors.”
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    http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid89113.asp
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    Jun 10, 2009 10:45 AM GMT
    Makes sense.
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    Jun 10, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    That's like asking if contracting HIV and anal sex are linked.


    Goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway)...
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    Jun 10, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    I found that article to be extremely offensive. A gay man gets AIDS because he decides on his own to engage in risky sexual behavior. Its incredibly lame to try to shift the blame to anything else.
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    Jun 17, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    I agree with eron.
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    Jun 17, 2009 5:56 PM GMT

    RyanReBoRn saidThat's like asking if contracting HIV and anal sex are linked.


    So is HIV and vaginal sex, what is your point?

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    Jun 17, 2009 6:13 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    RyanReBoRn saidThat's like asking if contracting HIV and anal sex are linked.


    So is HIV and vaginal sex, what is your point?


    And HIV and oral sex, at times. And blood transfusions, and sharing needles.

    Lets make sure we cover all the bases for the g0y icon_smile.gif