December 1 is World AIDS Day, held annually to raise awareness of the spread of HIV/AIDS and its nearly 35 million victims worldwide.
In advance of this year’s World AIDS Day, Craig McClure, Chief of the HIV & AIDS Section for UNICEF hosted an “Ask Me Anything” live chat on Reddit. As one might expect, the majority of questions centered around AIDS transmission, prevention, and treatment. More surprising (and perhaps disheartening) were the number of questions asking, in one form or another, how much the teachings of the Catholic Church and other religious organizations contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS.
“peg” then stated the best insight on the issue:
Of course, if people strictly followed Catholic teaching on sexuality, there would be a lot fewer cases of sexually transmitted diseases. Maybe there wouldn’t be any at all.
It isn’t the Catholic Church and other religious organizations that encourage promiscuity, drug use and anything else that causes HIV/AIDS.
I replied (CENSORED):
So true. They are encouraged, for example, by people who call the CC “homophobic,” who normalize homosexuality, promote “gay” lifestyles, agendas, pornography, and “rights.”
The rates for syphilis and HIV infections in the West are soaring for men who have sex with men, with the added problem that bisexual men also transmit HIV and other diseases to their female partners/hook-ups.
“Of course, if people strictly followed Catholic teaching on sexuality, there would be a lot fewer cases of sexually transmitted diseases. Maybe there wouldn’t be any at all.”
You could not have put it better.
“Monthly HIV treatment regimens range from $2,000 to $5,000 — much of it for drugs. With the life expectancy for HIV patients increasing, the lifetime cost of treatment in today’s terms is estimated at more than half-million dollars.” NPR
Think about this for a minute. A homosexual who spreads HIV to 5 other men will cause an estimated 2 to 3 million dollars of health care costs to society.
There is no punishment for this.
If he spreads HIV to 10 other men, it means 5 million dollars, plus his personal contribution to fueling an epidemic. One individual forcing the state to pay a bill of 5 million dollars, all because he feels entitled to be as perverted as he wishes regarding his sexuality and never be accountable for the harm and the damage that he causes in society. If you take 100 homosexuals doing this, the total damage in health care costs amounts to half a billion dollars.
Who has decided that this little group of homosexuals are entitled to causing half a billion dollars of damage to society? People who say homosexuals are born that way and that they are not responsible for resolving their homosexuality problem.
I think this really shows how askew the mentality about sexuality (and homosexuality) is in society today. There is a dominant view that sexuality pursuits must have priority over everything else, that dysfunctional sexualities like homosexuality are normal, and that there can be no accountability for harmful actions regarding hook-up culture/promiscuity/homosexuality.
In 2009, there were about 30,000 new HIV infections among homosexual and bisexual men, that is, 15 billion dollars of projected cost resulting from this year alone.