Worobey's co-authors are M. Thomas P. Gilbert of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark; Andrew Rambaut of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland; Gabriela Wlasiuk of the UA; Thomas J. Spira of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga.; and Arthur E. Pitchenik of the University of Miami in Fla. The National Institutes of Health, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and a University Research Fellowship from The Royal Society funded the research.
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Factors associated with risky sex
Factors significantly associated with HIV-positive men having unprotected insertive sex with men who were either HIV-negative or of unknown HIV status were: being in a serodiscordant or unknown status relationship; having 30 or more sexual partners; rating attractiveness as better than average; and drug use (all p <>
What I disputed was your grandiose, hysterical and ahistorical statement which said that HIV prevents us from loving each other. If anything, you disprove your own hysterical assertion by showing that HIV doesn't really prevent many people from having unsafe sex.
But, the reality is that using a condom is not an onerous thing to do if you want to avoid being infected with HIV. You assertion that people don't use condoms simply because they don't want to, as if simple preference explained this huge conundrum, is facile and doesn't accord with the clinical evidence that I've seen. People's choices to have unsafe sex are complex and fraught with all kinds of heavy shit...not wanting to bother with a condom doesn't cut it as an explanation.
More disturbing is the attitude of people like you who seem to equate the very possibility for love with condomless sex. It's convenient for your argument to dismiss the dangers of infection that sex has always posed to humans, as your argument only makes sense ahistorically, but the fact remains that people have been doing a great job of loving each other for at least all of recorded history without puddling up on the floor and talking about sex as work and safer sex as loveless.
I cringe to imagine the conversations you and people like you have with folks who are interested in protecting themselves. "C'mon baby, you can't really love me if you want me to wear a condom."
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