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    Default Haiti #1, DR #2 in HIV in Caribbean

    Be careful out there guys and gals.

    RD ocupa segundo en VIH-Sida

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    The director of the National HIV and AIDS (Conavihsida), Victor Terrero, Dominican Republic revealed that ranks second in the Caribbean, just behind Haiti, with most cases of HIV-AIDS

    Terrero said that the prevalence rate of HIV-AIDS is now 0.8 population, equivalent to about 80 thousand people with HIV, according to Endesa survey. The highest rates were recorded in the province of La Altagracia with 1.3, with 1.2 Barahona, Santiago 1.2, in the Northwest, Monte Cristi and Dajabon with 1.8, San Cristobal, Prov. Peravia and Greater Santo Domingo 0.4, while in the bateyes, where more Haitian reaches 2.4.

    He was interviewed in the Integral Vision Program producing Juan Jose Baez and Luis Torres, the channel 19.

    http://www.listindiario.com/la-repub...do-en-vih-sida

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    i'm not convinced. just few weeks ago there was this article: http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2015/09/1...mas-casos-sida
    citing that 5 provinces with most HIV cases are: Santo Domingo, Santiago, Puerto Plata, La Altagracia y La Romana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    i'm not convinced. just few weeks ago there was this article: http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2015/09/1...mas-casos-sida
    citing that 5 provinces with most HIV cases are: Santo Domingo, Santiago, Puerto Plata, La Altagracia y La Romana.
    easy there, gurl. newspaper people are padres y madres de familia, too. they have to make a living, like everybody else.

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    Dont have a shower without a raincoat.

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    Ever since Haiti became a Mecca for homosexual tourism from French Canada and France, their HIV/AIDS rates have soared. Heterosexual Haitians (mostly males) driven by poverty regularly serviced homosexual, French speaking tourists and then went home to their families who were then infected.

    This has been studied and diagnosed ad nausium.

    It spread throughout the DR in large part through two channels: One, was the sex trade of the 80s before HIV/AIDS was fully understood, and the other was theough the large army of Dominican prostitutes that circulates throughout the Caribbean. From the DR to Haiti and Curacao and Aruba and back. Haitians enjoy having sex with the lighter skinned Dominican women and thus contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS throughtout the Caribbean and the DR.

    This has also been studied and documented.

    Ignorance at first, together with terrible poverty, got this started. Careless sex and a cavalier attitudes among men helped it spread.

    It should never, ever, be ignored (none of this "It won't happen to me, she is such a nice girl" crap...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    It should never, ever, be ignored (none of this "It won't happen to me, she is such a nice girl" crap...)
    If I remember my history correctly, it was always Robert who in the past would start the reply that there is big medical grants for studying this and that the problem was being hyped for money and it is not really as bad as it may seem......

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    Liars, damn liars, statistics and the worst; Dominican statistics. Always act as if the other person in infected. You get to like them then both get tested.

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    I know Dr. Ellen Koenig, who runs an AIDS clinic [ the Instituto Dominicano De Estudios Virologicos] in Santo Domingo, wonderful woman devoted to helping HIV+ patients.

    This is an older article, with good background into and links about her and her work.

    http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/palmbeachp...-heroines.html

    Another good site:

    http://www.umassmed.edu/globalassets...bur-andrew.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by mongoose 777 View Post
    The way in which aids is spread has been known for 30 years now, but as it is both politically incorrect to speak about it and because the powers that be would rather people be 100% safe than take any risk at all, it is largely hidden from the public. Lecturing people about using condoms (knowing that many will not) instead of telling them the actual risks associated with various sex acts has actually helped to spread the disease.

    Aids is a disease of the blood. While it exists in various other bodily fluids these levels are infinitesimal compared to the amount in the blood. For instance there is more HIV in 1 drop of blood then in a gallon of saliva. Thus aids is most easily spread in sex acts which cause bleeding for both partners i.e. anal sex. The odds of transmission of having sex without a condom with an infected person are:

    50/50- anal sex
    1/1000-vaginal sex
    1/1,000,000- oral sex (some researches say there has never been a documented case).

    These statistics are rarely publicized due to the paternalistic attitudes of many in the media as well as the scientific community who believe that people won't be afraid enough of the disease if they see that many sex acts are relatively low risk. Also fear that knowledge about how it is spread will contradict the message of it not being a gay disease. Finally, one must remember that even though 1/1000 (vaginal sex) is a low figure; if one were to have unprotected sex each Saturday night with aids infected prostitutes then within 10 years they would likely have aids.
    1 in 1,000,000,000 is enough to reason to wear a condom!

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    There are numerous factors in transmission rates, esp if either partner already has an STD or other cause of lesions, the type of sex and in some studies, circumcision, which might cut transmission by half. What is troubling is I believe in the DR, the rates are based in part by infection rates in maternity wards, which would skew results.

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