"the gay men's disease" now called AIDS from HIV infection. Since that situation was not dealt with properly and even gained "rights" in the following years, which has allowed HIV and TB to spread even wider, we now see it beginning to affect more and more people. If it had been nipped in the bud, the proper steps followed to control the activity that breeds it, we wouldn't be facing the monster it may grow to become, affecting far more than it ever should have.
Behind the clinic, some 30 patients wait in line, men, women, and children, all of whom have come to renew their prescriptions for anti-retroviral medicines or to be tested for tuberculosis (TB). Like most villages in Swaziland, New Haven is being ravaged by the double-edged sword of HIV/AIDS and TB. One in four adults is HIV-positive and, more importantly, 80 percent of the thousands of people in the country who develop active TB each year also have HIV/AIDS AIDS and tuberculosis have caused great sorrow in the community, remarks 62-year-old Sam Simelane, one of the few elders in the village. Many people have died; many have lost their entire family. In Swaziland, as in most countries in southern Africa, TB has become the leading cause of death for people with HIV/AIDS.
Data collected by CDC's National Tuberculosis Genotyping and Surveillance Network at seven sentinel surveillance sites indicate that 44% of M. tuberculosis isolates from persons with newly diagnosed cases of TB were clustered with at least one other intrasite isolate, often representing TB disease associated with recent spread of M. tuberculosis (55). TB outbreaks are also being reported with greater frequency in correctional facilities (37), homeless shelters (33), bars (27), and newly recognized social settings (e.g., among persons in an East Coast network of gay, transvestite, and transsexual HIV-infected men ; persons frequenting an abandoned junkyard building used for illicit drug use and prostitution ; and dancers in adult entertainment clubs and their contacts, including children
the HIV epidemic is having a huge impact. HIV infection the risk of tuberculosis approximately 7-fold, though this may vary with the stage of the HIV epidemic, the prevalence of tuberculosis, and the age groups considered. Dually-infected individuals develop tuberculous disease at a rate of 5-10% per year. HIV also increases the risk of disease following recent infection, which makes a major contribution to the tuberculosis burden in some settings.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bareback_%28sex%29As AIDS emerged and the sexual transmission of HIV became known in the 1980s, the use of condoms to prevent infection became much more widespread, especially among homosexual men. At the beginning of the AIDS crisis, in the context of the invention and development of safe sex, the uptake of condoms among Western gay men was so widespread and effective that condom use became established as a norm for gay sex. From 1995 several high profile HIV positive men declared their refusal to wear condoms with other HIV positive men in gay publications, dubbing the practice "barebacking". While these early articulations of barebacking expressed a concern for HIV prevention, in that they generally referred to dispensing with condoms in the context of sex between people of the same HIV status, the moral panic which ensued was so pronounced that barebacking came to be framed as a rebellious and transgressive erotic practice for HIV positive and HIV negative people alike, irrespective of the risks of HIV transmission
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TuberculosisOnly about 5-10% of those without HIV, infection with tuberculosis develop active disease. In contrast 30% of those co-infected with HIV develop active disease. Extra-pulmonary TB may co-exist with pulmonary TB.Where the slide into drug resistance began.
Most TB cases are among HIV positive people. Here's a timeline of it's beginning.
1980 Gaetan Dugas, so-called "Patient Zero", was a flight attendant who had over 2,500 sexual partners across North America. At least 40 of the 248 people diagnosed with AIDS by April 1982 were thought to have had sex either with him or with someone who had. Dugas refused to stop having unprotected sex after being diagnosed, and allegedly informed some of his sex partners that he had the "gay cancer" and perhaps they would get it too.
The real question is;
What's next? What new disease or more virulent strain of existing disease will come along? We see incurable HIV, now drug resistant TB.
International Standard Version (2008)In the same way, their males also abandoned their natural sexual function toward females and burned with lust toward one another. Males committed indecent acts with males, and received within themselves the appropriate penalty for their perversion.
Leviticus 18:22 "'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.
Leviticus 20:13 "'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
Jude 1:7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
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