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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Safe Sex The Condom The Facts

I am not saying that it is all right to have unsafe sex. On the contrary, since from a scientific standpoint the cause or causes of AIDS are unknown, it would be best to live in a healthy and sensible way. This means avoiding promiscuity and forms of sexual activity that are likely to transmit disease. Even more important, it means eating well, getting enough rest and sleep, getting enough exercise, and avoiding the use of "recreational drugs" (including poppers, MDA, quaaludes, Eve, Ecstasy, ethyl chloride, heroin, crack, cocaine, barbiturates, amphetamines, and PCP).

As gay men, we have good reason to fear the fears of others. We are in greater danger now from the political, than from the biological manifestations of AIDS.




The Hazardous Condom


Former U.S. Congressman Tom A. Coburn, M.D., ran a tank through the propaganda of condom safety in a recent press release he issued entitled "Safe Sex Myth Exposed by Scientific Report."

The spectacular evidence of condom dangers came from a report co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Institutes of Health , "(NIH)"the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The high-ranking scientific panel considered data on only eight of roughly 25 widespread STD's: HIV, chancroid, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis and chlamydia.

For decades the CDC, Planned Parenthood, the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States and the rest of the sex-education cartel have sworn kids could be safely sexy and confident when rolling on their stylish rubbers. Sure.
The panel reported, however, that after millions of tax dollars were spent for decades of sex-education programs, posters, lectures, plays and documentaries promoting their use, condoms are a toxic STD prophylactic.

Dr. Hal Wallis, a spokesman for the Physicians Consortium of over 2,000 medical doctors and healthcare professionals, noted that the NIH report "proves that abstinence, not condoms, must be the focus of federal health efforts," adding that "the entire public health model developed by the CDC … is a lie."

Dr. Coborn is livid. He charged that the CDC violated the law he authored (Public Law 106-554) compelling all federally-funded organizations to supply "medically accurate information regarding the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of condoms in preventing" HPV and other STDs.

No health agency has released a guesstimate of how many children and adults, operating their condoms by the book, have died based on the health establishment's bogus condom claims.

For, it turns out that while STD infections are a principal cause of women's sterility, chronic disease and early death, condoms afford girls and women categorically no protection from seven of the eight STD's studied, even when used faultlessly 100 percent of the time.

Condoms may curb gonorrhea in heterosexual intercourse – but only for men!

And even the claim that condoms often hinder"HIV/AIDS" is questionable.

Here are a few reasons seldom mentioned:

The scientific panel studied data from several small groups of heterosexual couples, with one partner an AIDS carrier – the longest follow-up study being three years. Allegedly, if condoms are applied without fail in " vaginal intercourse"

, approximately 15 out of each 100 uninfected partners will get HIV annually.

However, there is no information on how often these "couples" actually did the "marital act."

And, for those folks who engage in various sodomies, NIH gave no clues on rates of condom breakage and slippage. So, the data clearly void condom "security" for homosexual participants.

Also relevant, condom safety claims may be killing girls and women en masse. Condoms do not stop genital HPV, the most common STD. Said Dr. Coborn, "every year, 15,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed and 5,000 women die of the disease. Hundreds of thousands of other women will be diagnosed and treated for pre-cancerous condition. HPV is the cause of nearly all cervical cancer and has also been linked to prostate, anal and oral cancer."

So, sexual disease results from promoting sexual license and concealing condom dangers.

Since 1950, Kinseyan sexuality advocates have promoted the importance of sexual freedom. On that simple-minded basis, American laws were altered to push child "education" in sex, via "safe sex" condom mastery.
But, they lied.

So, hold on to your hats folks. Look for possibly thousands of lawsuits coming down the expressway.

Planned right, these should make the tobacco debacle look like a Victorian ladies tea as teachers, school systems, the CDC, Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, etc., are sued for wrongful death, "false claims," "contributing to the delinquency of minors," and scores of other criminal violations of law.

Since latex condoms can have naturally occurring holes which are at least 50 times larger and up to"500 times larger than the[so-called] AIDS virus" , and since cell-free HIV could be 10,000 times more efficient at vaginal infection then cell-associated, and since each ml of semen potentially contains as many as one million cell-free particles, those who promote condoms have a duty to inform their clients of these facts and that clients have a right to this information which they need before giving consent to use a so called ‘health product’.

More on So-Called "Safe Sex" John Lauritsen, 'Latex Lunacy'
Herbert Ratner, 'Semen and Health'
Raj Persaud, 'Semen Acts As an Anti-Depressant'
Fred Cline, 'A Second Look at Anal Sex and "AIDS"'
Stephen Byrnes,'Benzene, Lubricants and AIDS'
Associate Press, 'Spermicide Linked to Infections in Women'
Bohdan Zachary, 'Nonoxynol-9: Better Safe Than Sorry?'
Bob Roehr, 'Is Nonoxynol-9 an HIV Risk?'
Martha Brannigan, 'Spermicide Made by Columbia Labs Fails to Stop HIV'
Maggie Fox, 'Spermicide Worsens HIV Risk
ANC Today, 'HIV/AIDS, Profit and Fundamental Human Rights'
Bruce Berlow, 'The Newest Epidemic: Latex Allergies'
Amy Behrman, 'Latex Allergy'
Celia Farber, 'Unprotected'
Christian Fiala, 'Epidemiological Evidence Against Prevention-Campaigns'
Will Dunham, 'Experts Defend Condoms Despite US Gov't Report'
The Physicians Consortium, 'Press Release'




LATEX LUNACY
By John Lauritsen

New York Native 2 July 1988

Events have gone beyond satire. On June 1, an American company, Hemodynamics, Inc., announced that it would soon receive the first shipment of a total of 18 million latex gloves from a Malaysian corporation with which it had formed a joint venture. Hemodynamics attributed the demand for the latex gloves to concern over the "AIDS virus" and its impact on the health care profession. Hemodynamics expects that the Malaysian latex venture will add 10 million dollars to its revenues.

As much as anything, the so-called "AIDS epidemic" is an epidemic of fear. The AIDS delusional system continues to expand, and discourse becomes ever more irrational. And the people who ought to provide rational leadership -- public health officials and the medical establishment -- are themselves beating the drums for mass hysteria.

I am fascinated by the role of latex in the AIDS plague. There are, of course, legitimate medical uses for latex gloves. But why now? Why should concern over the "AIDS virus" engender such an urgently felt need for latex gloves?

A few weeks ago I visited a prisoner in the Special Medical Unit of Trenton State Reformatory, a maximum security prison. (The Special Medical Unit was established to house prisoners who have been diagnosed as having AIDS, but are not in need of immediate hospitalization.) After we had talked for a couple of hours, time was up, and a guard knocked on the door of the Visiting Room. As we walked out, the first thing I noticed were the hands of the guard. He was wearing latex gloves. He looked scared. But of what?

Latex gloves have acquired talismanic properties; they symbolize protection against the evil virus -- akin to such medieval charms as garlic flowers, crucifixes, amulets, or magic gestures (the sign of the cross, the gesture to avert the evil eye, etc.) Firemen and policemen have demanded that they be issued latex gloves, in case they might, in the line of duty, be required to touch a person with AIDS (PWA). Courtroom workers recently demanded latex gloves in a case where a PWA was scheduled to appear as a witness. Dentists and their assistants have become obsessed with AIDS and latex gloves, although no dentist has ever developed AIDS from working on a PWA.

Fear is not necessarily irrational. One may be faced with a horrible reality. Yet a characteristic of irrational fear is that it resists being articulated, resists being thought through. To evaluate the rationality of AIDS fear among the general population, and the appropriateness of latex gloves as a preventive measure, it is necessary to address two issues: Is AIDS truly an epidemic and is AIDS truly contagious?

Is AIDS truly an epidemic?

In terms of numbers, AIDS does not qualify as an epidemic. In a decade, from 1978 to the present, there have been only 35,188 deaths in the United States from AIDS, out of a population of 250 million. In a true epidemic, such as the influenza epidemic of 1918, more people than that died in a day. In the bubonic plague, one-third of the population of the entire world died within the space of five years.

For further perspective, consider that, according to James Mason of the Centers for Disease Control, about 1000 people in the U.S. die every day from lung cancer, emphysema and other illnesses acquired as a result of cigarette smoking. As many people die from cigarette smoking in five weeks as have died from AIDS in a decade. In a decade in the U.S. there are, on the average, nearly ten million deaths from heart disease, and nearly five million from cancer.

AIDS also fails to qualify as an epidemic because it does not affect most of the population. AIDS is compartmentalized. This is the central epidemiological puzzle, to which every hypothesis on the cause of AIDS must address itself. Why, year after year, has AIDS in the U.S. confined itself almost entirely to two main "risk groups": homosexual/bisexual men and intravenous drug users? Why hasn't AIDS begun to fan out into non-IV-drug-using women and straight men? (Early last year Surgeon General C. Everett Koop predicted that within a few months AIDS would "explode" into the heterosexual population. The explosion fizzled. Public health officials then had to admit that for the foreseeable future, AIDS would remain in the same risk group categories.)

Is AIDS truly contagious?


Of course a truly communicable disease does not remain compartmentalized. The Kinsey studies established the fact that a lot of bisexual activity takes place in the U.S.; if AIDS were really a sexually transmitted disease, it would long ago have spread beyond the gay male population.

The official line is that AIDS is an infectious disease, caused by a retrovirus (HIV) which is spread from one person to another through blood or semen. Gay men are said to become "infected" through anal intercourse, and IV-drug users, through the practice of sharing needles.

However, a compelling argument against the infectiousness of AIDS is afforded by studies of needle-stick injuries. There are now well over a thousand well-documented cases of health care workers who accidentally stuck themselves with syringes that had been used on AIDS patients. In no case has AIDS resulted from one of these accidental inoculations, which are equivalent to the "shared needles" blamed for causing AIDS in IV drug users. (Actually, there is no evidence that all, or even most, of the IV drug users with AIDS ever did share needles.)

Many tens of thousands of health care workers have had contact with AIDS patients, and not a single one has developed AIDS as a result of such contact. There is not a single documented case of a household member who developed AIDS from living with a PWA. And there are tens of thousands of sexual partners of PWAs, who themselves remain perfectly healthy. In short, AIDS is minimally contagious, if at all. Whatever legitimate reasons there might be for wearing latex gloves, protection from AIDS is not one of them.

Condom mania

Another form of latex, the condom, is being promoted as the panacea for AIDS prevention, as the premier symbol of "Safe Sex". AIDS groups, "gay leaders", church groups, public health departments, colleges, and Surgeon General Koop have all joined in the chorus of praise for condoms.

At Dartmouth, an official student group, RAID (Responsible AIDS Information at Dartmouth), put on an exhibition of safe sex, in which a male student held a plunger between his legs and a female student slid a condom over the handle. Then students did timed contests to see who could place condoms on dildoes the fastest. RAID handed out Safe Sex kits to entering first-year students and prepared its own Valentine gift package, a piece of chocolate and a condom. This provoked Dartmouth journalist, W.R. Grace, to comment: "I wouldn't advise purchasing a RAID Valentine gift pack for your one true love. It's difficult to tell a woman that you love her and then give her a condom so that you don't catch her diseases." To which I would add that, in selecting the women they want to be their wives and the mothers of their children, most men don't look for proficiency in putting on condoms.

It's easy to make fun of such heterosexual foibles. But what really bothers me about the condom mania in the gay community is the suspension of logic. Consider the following propositions, the first representing the prevailing viewpoint (from which I dissent), and the second, simple fact:

AIDS is caused by a deadly virus, a single exposure to which can result in infection leading to inevitable death.
Condoms, even when used conventionally (i.e., vaginal intercourse) have a failure rate of about 10%. When used for anal intercourse, they can break as often as 50% of the time.
If both propositions be true, having anal intercourse with a condom is rather like Russian roulette, isn't it?

Conclusion


I am not saying that it is all right to have unsafe sex. On the contrary, since from a scientific standpoint the cause or causes of AIDS are unknown, it would be best to live in a healthy and sensible way. This means avoiding promiscuity and forms of sexual activity that are likely to transmit disease. Even more important, it means eating well, getting enough rest and sleep, getting enough exercise, and avoiding the use of "recreational drugs" (including poppers, MDA, quaaludes, Eve, Ecstasy, ethyl chloride, heroin, crack, cocaine, barbiturates, amphetamines, and PCP).

As gay men, we have good reason to fear the fears of others. We are in greater danger now from the political, than from the biological manifestations of AIDS. *

References:
1. Reuter dispatch of June 1, 1988.
2. W.R. Grace, "Dr. Sloane, Dartmouth's AIDS Messiah", The Dartmouth Review, February 17, 1988.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

By defending these arguments, am I supposed to think you didn't ever wear a comdom in your profession? Of course, I agree everything is business, or there's business in everything, but I am confused that following these theories we last reaching Eve & Adam's Pardise or we're getting close to Pope Benedictus. I am really & deeply VERY TIRED of being an AIDS allien, very tired of having taken thousand & thousand of pills and very tired of the side effects of the medicines, but I don't see you offer some other kind of solution. Have you definitively quit the treatment? And maybe much more important, have you found the truth of all about it, and into yourself?
Whatever it is, think it should respect Beauty but my law and desire is not its.

Manu said...

Dear Anonymous.
I don't need to wear condoms yet to work in a restaurant, though i would not put it past the condom mimis to start advocating that too. If you refer to my past profession then yes, I always wore condoms like everyone else to protect myself against STD's, but not HIV, as it is not even clear if it exists. I am clear that it is not infectious or sexually contagious. At least there is no official validated study to prove that, if you know of one let me know so I can read it and pass it on to the 1000's of other people who share these beliefs and want to read it too, just so they can all go back to life. None of the people who have these beliefs are making money out of it. A lot of them are doing so at great personal and professional cost you know.

I won’t answer the Pope Benedictus jibe as I put that down to the normal anger and frustration, even I myself went through when I was faced with these facts 15 years after a positive diagnosis, and after 7 years of chemotherapy. However as you are referring to the Church, I suggest you take a closer look at the structure that maintains this HIV edict, and you will see who is closer to Benedictus. I do not have any vested interest in the political fallout form this issue. I don’t care who I am close to and what they wear just as long as they are trying to find the true cause of this HIV=AIDS horror. If that happens to be Benedictus (which I doubt) then so be it. I have the fullest conviction that HIV does not cause AIDS and that a complete public re-evaluation must take place looking at and studying ALL the information available including the dissident views, theories and studies regarding the causes and possible treatments for the various types and manifestations of AIDS we have today in our insane world.

Of course I have found the answer in myself. No one in his right mind could approach this issue in any other way. I threw my medication in the toilet and have not returned to do any CD4 or viral load crap since then. I am as I always was in excellent health and strength, and feel much better being off the pill regimen. I have looked the lie in the face and saw myself there, and so the spell broke. I was a fool, now I know better. I know there is no virus there that can harm anyone as much as we can all harm ourselves.

We are all tired but then again we are all restless because deep down inside we all know that something is just not right with the HIV=AIDS Dogma. One thing I know is that Benedictus would know a thing or two about Dogma. All I know is that I don’t like it or trust it. I challenge it.

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