Are we unintentionally advocating for more HIV infected persons,
and an increase in HIV related deaths, hidden by love?
Does this subset of our population need to be a political issue?
National Vital Statistics Reports
Volume 61, Number 7 October 26, 2012 (Published)
Deaths: Leading Causes for 2009
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease was among the leading causes of death for the age groups between 20 and 44.
National Vital Statistic Report
For Male or Female of any race. More people die from HIV related disease than influenza or pneumonia. How do I advocate for equal rights when the acceptance of LGBT persons are directly related t0 negative health effects, death. Being liberal, freewill, open or kind hearted or even sympathetic toward LGBT’s rights is fine, but it doesn’t make it right, especially to make it a federal issue. With 45 years of life, I like President Obama have evolved, but, there’s still an issue ..
Macklemore a popular musical artist has a way with words and when two people love each other, regardless of sex, race and age, romance is beautiful. Couldn’t agree more! Two guys that really enjoy each others company more than any other person, is a good thing for them, and other LGBT’s. And while this isn’t the norm, yet, times are changing. This subset of people are less than 4% of the population, but heres the real issue, more than 40% of the voting population advocate for their rights, and this percentage of support is growing, making this an unavoidable issue, but I ask you again, is it right?
The perception that government needs to evolve more subsets of individual rights seem a bit construed. But what does it really come down to: Health Care. LGBT individuals want to be able to marry a partner and be able to receive benefits as the significant other (spouse) in that family. I’ve evolved, who am I to say that two individuals that truly love each other shouldn’t be able to marry? I shouldn’t be able to prevent this.
But … males ages 20-44, actually all the way til age 54, one of the leading causes of death is HIV. And HIV is ranked 10 for all black males, of all ages. Am I wrong to be apprehensive about advocating for the male transmitting HIV from partner to partner without concern for their health. Education may play a role, and unfortunately this also leads to ultimately .. the responsibility of the parents and the last I knew, percentages of children with a mom and dad have dramatically decreased .. (Ref 1, Ref2). And because of this statistic, we will rely more on our government which is effed up to begin with, which our State and House representatives are the biggest self righteous part of our economy.
One thing is clear: The environment a child grows up in has nothing to do with what makes most gay men gay.
Why isn’t it considered a mental illness? Because love is involved, awh. This information will make most woman and almost all liberals sympathetic to the gay male, thus in support of their right to love their same sex, regardless of it being a leading cause of death in age groups 20-54. Is this not a hurdle for anyone else? Advocating to this subset of people is advocating for sexual relations that can ultimately end in death.
Hypothetically speaking, what would our society look like if none of our relationships were traditional? Holy F@@! .. can you imagine what pro-creating would look like. That’s my reaction to Lesbians and Gays, but can you imagine a society predominantly bi-sexual and trangendered? This is a disease of the brain, a chromosome, a genetic imbalance and unfortunately I also want them to love, like I do my wife, but ..
I cannot advocate for a subset of our population, directly responsible for a leading cause of death in the age group 20-44.
Wheres the education to lower this statistic? Liberal Family Planning enforced in our public schools is obviously not helping. We can wait for Big Pharma to come up with a medication that will allow HIV infected patients to live happy, healthy lives .. but then I wonder, why were HIV infected people dying, maybe it was wrong to begin with? If our LGBT friends want conservative support, HIV needs to drop out off the statistics of top causes of death and educating our young will be imperative to this. Unfortunately blinded by love, our country will pursue this equality without the evaluation of the negative aspects it will have on our society. In addition, our health insurance companies don’t require HIV testing during an annual physical exam, but .. maybe it should be a requirement for college enrollment or all annual insurance paid physicals? If a doctor believes they could have uncommon sexual tendancies, LGBT, the doctor must ask if they can test for HIV, which can be awkward. I .. give blood a few times a year and they will send me a letter if they cannot take my blood .. haven’t received a letter yet.
Let me conclude, by saying I have Lesbian & Gay friends, I’ve enjoyed meals and cocktails many times over, these relationships are solid, mature and developed and some gay friends are still apprehensive about coming out of the closet. Unfortunately the sexual trials and tribulations of many(not all) of the LGBT community have such a hazardous health risk, even death, at this point I cannot support the LGBT community at a federal or even a state level. Get tested, educate others and reduce the HIV death rate and perhaps, the LGBT community will gain more support.
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