This statistic in the article jumped out at me in particular:
While other STDs, such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, are much more common, HIV is by far the disease responsible of the highest mortality attributed to STDs. In the United States, the number of deaths attributed to HIV in 2017 was 34 times higher than the number of deaths attributed to all other STDs combined.[emphasis added]
Doctor told me nearly 90%+ of people have herpes- of course most have herpes 1- the type passed on by kissing- grandparents can transmit it, relatives when they greet families- etc- cold sores- which remain contagious even after the scab mostly heals and it becomes not so noticeable
Course it’s not deadly- but i was shocked that so many people around the world have it- it’s almost a given that a person is gonna get it-
I admit I am no statistician, so I might embarrass myself here. Nearly half of all Americans are married (48%) While that certainly doesn't reduce the risk of STD to zero, it would provide a pretty decent degree of safety. The "Average American" doesn't worry about this stuff.
Homosexuals who have sex with strangers in public restrooms have more to worry about. But they are not the Average American.
Depravity has its price.
The bottom line (statistically) is that when a teen or young adult homosexual male moves into the city (where HIV is concentrated) and starts going hog wild with bath house orgies, or drug/alcohol-fueled casual hook ups in gay bars, he will likely contract HIV in the first few months - and won’t know it for at least six months, while infecting others.
About 2/3 rds of people with HIV in 2012, were gay men, according to the article.
Since they are such a small percentage of the general population, their individual chance of being HIV positive is about a couple of hundred times higher than the average American.
When you drill down (poor choice of words) among that population of gay men to those highly active in the cities, not having HIV is probably the exception, rather than the rule.
Dont forget bug chasers and AIDS roulette parties
Somehow, I have beaten these horrible odds. In 30-plus years of marriage, never using “protection”, I dodged this gigantic cumulative risk. Liberals would never guess how I managed that miracle.
Letting some stranger stick his privates up your butt is dangerous? Who would have ever guessed?