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New Zealand sees high number of gay/bisexual HIV diagnoses

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  1. To everyone who reads this:

    LOSE the ‘bareback’ BS and smarten up!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDS

    ^ READ! ^

    1. Paddyswurds 7 Mar 2011, 7:28pm

      …..exactly….and when was the last time you read anything about AIDS aimed at the young or anyone for that matter. facebook has 500 million users and where is the ads warning them about the dangers of bareback etc….None. plenty of dating site ad and useless crap but nothing about sexual health.

      1. Paddyswurds 7 Mar 2011, 7:31pm

        ….on second thoughts when was the last time anyone seen a banner warning users of this site about the dangers of HIV/AIDS. Never!!! Wake up Mr Cohen……..

    2. Agreed bareback porn made by anti gay people. Also the scare tatics have now been dismissed as insensitive so HIV is treated as a managable illness which is the older generation letting down the younger generation. Also becomming HIV is to share someting in common with other gay men if you’re feeling isolated or disconnected from a comunity.

      1. Jock S. Trap 9 Mar 2011, 12:43pm

        If only they knew how UNmanagable HIV Can be.

        Can’t help thinking Preventative education is far cheaper than HIV treatments and I don’t mean just the medication for HIV.

        1. Jock S. Trap 9 Mar 2011, 12:45pm

          As for bareback porn, sorry but me watching a thriller or a horror doesn’t make me want to go out and murder people. It doesn’t take BB porn to make a person do BB, they already have that in mind. It is there mind and there actions and I have to say if BB porn wasn’t around they’d still be doing it.

  2. Being of the younger generation of gay people, I must admit it was not until two years after my first sexual experience did I even now that HIV was a big problem in the gay community.
    - No where in school was this mentioned. No where at college was it mentioned.
    - I knew no gay people, and didn’t want to go onto gay websites in case my parents saw my history.
    - Luckily I used a condom.I dread to think what could have happened.
    We need to lobby the government to have tv ad’s like they do in france, aimed at gay people, explaining the danger of unsafe sex.

  3. Is it possible that anywhere in the world there are people unaware of the dangers of unprotected sex? This is just letting the side down and giving ammunition to the bigots.

    1. I think its not an issues of being unaware, its an issue of young lgbt people not knowing how risky it can be.
      I was speaking to my Gp (whp is gay) and he said he sees a lot of cases where young gay guys are convinced by some older gay men that there is no need for condom use.
      So I dont think this is only young people’s fault, as im sure everyone is aware when you are coming to terms with your sexuality, usually after quite a bit of repression, you can be a bit suggestible.

  4. I think for anyone that is sexually active today (even younger people) to be unware of the dangers of unsafe sex is extremely difficult! Most people even at school have access to the itnernet…most do visit gay websites for news, dates, sex etc and EVERYONE uses GOOGLE these days so all the information is available! Now that there are stupid people in this world that practice unsafe sex…thats a different matter!

  5. Thats not to say that safe sex messages (and/or the dangers of unsafe sex, hiv and other sti’s etc) should not be put put out there in form of national or local campaigns! this should be very important! whats the Minister of State for Health thinks I wonder?

  6. The Kiwis have discovered Grindr then?

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