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  1. I honestly think that the largest inhibitory factor is the intensely unromantic idea of wrapping the guy’s tool inside a lump of plastic. I know that it’s effective, but it’s not exactly a thrilling concept for a lot of people. If there were alternative preventative steps that didn’t require such an ugly barrier from partner to partner, I think HIV rates would fall a lot faster.

    Don’t get me wrong: I’m not advocating unsafe sex. I just believe wholeheartedly that the concept of a condom is quite repugnant in a way, which is tragic, really.

    1. Commander Thor 1 Dec 2013, 6:29pm

      I’m circumcised, and can’t feel a thing with a condom on.

      1. Another good reason for banning Male Genital Mutilation !

      2. @ Commander Thor

        Out of interest, did you choose to be circumcised, or was this done to you in infancy? If in adulthood, did it decrease sexual pleasure?

        Circumcision is claimed to reduce the incidence of HIV, but I suspect much of this is wishful thinking (good personal hygiene and condom use should be equally effective) aided and abetted by religious zealots whose only interest is to control other people’s lives and reduce their sexual pleasure irreversibly.

        1. Commander Thor 2 Dec 2013, 6:24pm

          No, my foreskin was taken away from me in the name of the Religion of Peace when I was a newborn.

        2. Midnighter 4 Dec 2013, 12:44pm

          The WHO advice is NOT to circumcise in first world countries,

          http://www.malecircumcision.org/media/documents/MC_Global_Trends_Determinants.pdf

          “routine neonatal circumcision is not currently recommended on medical grounds”(p21)

          BUT separate advice has been published for “resource limited” settings with high HIV incidence and currently only applies to the OVER 18s (explicitly stating that advice for adolescents is pending research).

          Those who are pro-circumcision play greatly on fear as in “its better not to take the risk” which confuses “possibility” with “probability”. They also assume there aren’t other, more effective mechanisms to avoid that risk (clearly there are).

          I believe it is more than coincidence that a country like the US with a strong Jewish presence in the medical community should be so pro-circumcision unlike other first world countries without that factor. It is a fact that there are large religious groups who seek to normalise this foul practice.

    2. Stupid Sexy Flanders 5 Dec 2013, 1:02pm

      Cant agree more – condoms are a 100% effective way for me to not have sex as I can’t seem to keep it up in the damn things.

  2. גרגורי אדלסטון 9 Dec 2013, 7:40pm

    There is only one way so far that is recognised as being made clear of HIV, and that is to get a bone marrow transplant from a CCR5-D32 Receptor Mutation Carrier. 2 guys in Boston and 1 guy in Germany. I have this mutant variation, I emailed Chelsea and Westminster Hosp, THT, Lord Chris Smith. Nothing in response, other than a nice chat from a guy at THT. Well I am happy to pull my bone marrow out if you want a try. – Go look it up. Greg Edelston

  3. To say it is researchers getting ahead of themselves is grossly inaccurate. The problem lies with the sorry state of science writing in the media. As Will is the press officer at THT, clearly he is not willing to recognise that it is the media industry that he works in, that is to blame for these misconceptions.

  4. Researchers are getting ahead of themselves? How arrogant. It’s the media’s misrepresentation of research findings that causes false hope.

  5. Truthfully, i was tested HIV + positive last 3years. I keep on managing the drugs i usually purchase from the health care agency to keep me healthy and strenghtful, i tried all i can too make this disease leave me alone, but unfortunately, it keep on eating up my life, this is what i caused myself, for allowing my fiance have sex with me insecurely without protection. Although i never knew he is HIV positive.
    So last few 4days i came in contact with a lively article on the internet on how this Powerful Herb Healer get her well and healed. So as a patient i knew this will took my life one day, and i need to live with other friends and relatives too. So i copied out the Dr Koboko Yya the traditional healer’s email id: dr.koboko(at)gmail.com and I mailed him immediately, in a little while he mail me back that i was welcome to his temple home were by all what i seek for are granted. I was please at that time.

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  7. hiv is a lie, its a money making exercise for big pharma pure and simple, i was told i was poz, never took meds am and still here 11 years later, now according to hiv science i should be dead, BUT I’M NOT, now why is that

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