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Originally posted by reject
ok, here are just 2 very recent news articles. The 1st one is actually sympathetic to the practice (MSM: males having sex with males) but chose to remain pragmatic
Ignorance and stigma surrounding men who have sex with men and male sex workersAnal sex is more damaging than vaginal sex,” Rinyiru explained. Njoroge explained, “Water-based lubricants are not readily available, as they are too expensive.
Vaseline or lotions are being used, which can lead to tearing of a condom and consequently a higher HIV prevalence.”
Rinyiru identified this problem in her study, where “MSWs had little knowledge about water-based lubricants.”
This ignorance about male to male sex accounted for the high prevalence of HIV in MSMs, where Njugore reported that a study found that 47% of MSMs were HIV positive. Runyiri added that “STI infections were common in MSMs,” she added.
Therefore, access to information and resources relating to MSMs should be on the agenda, Njugore encouraged.
Threat of world Aids pandemic among heterosexuals is over, report admits
One of the danger areas for the Aids strategy was among men who had sex with men. He said: " We face a bit of a crisis [in this area]. In the industrialised world transmission of HIV among men who have sex with men is not declining and in some places has increased.
"In the developing world, it has been neglected. We have only recently started looking for it and when we look, we find it. And when we examine HIV rates we find they are high.
"It is astonishing how badly we have done with men who have sex with men. It is something that is going to have to be discussed much more rigorously."
Twin studies and homosexuality
Bailey and Pillard (1991): occurrence of homosexuality among brothers
52% of identical (monozygotic) twins of homosexual men were likewise homosexual
22% of fraternal (dizygotic) twins were likewise homosexual
11% of adoptive brothers of homosexual men were likewise homosexual
J.M. Bailey and R.C. Pillard, “A genetic study of male sexual orientation,” Archives of General Psychiatry, vol. 48:1089-1096, December 1991.
The foundation of this paper is:
Several lines of evidence indicate the existence of genetic factors influencing male homosexuality and bisexuality...