Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html en-gb 30 Thu 28 Aug 2014 04:20:51 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html U14717142 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html?page=88#comment8 This post has been Removed Fri 10 Dec 2010 16:20:28 GMT+1 Icebloo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html?page=77#comment7 1. At 07:45am on 24 Nov 2010, Megan wrote:Anything that can help protect those who choose a promiscuous lifestyle must be advantageous... How arrogant. It's people like you sitting in your ivory tower and judging others that has created the taboo about HIV/AIDS and that has resulted in the dramatic spread of the disease. HIV/AIDS is a risk for us all - it's not just for "promiscuous" gay men as you or the article suggests. It's time to end the ignorance and the hatred. It's time the heterosexual world took it's own responsibility for the spread of this dreadful disease instead of always blaming gay men. This disease has been and continues to be spread by both heterosexuals and homosexuals and it also affects people who don't choose a "promiscuous" lifestyle. Thu 09 Dec 2010 09:54:52 GMT+1 Icebloo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html?page=66#comment6 I am amazed the media is still blaming gay men for the rise in infections. Haven't they done enough already to make gay men look evil ? There is a HUGE increase in HIV in western countries amongst heterosexuals over 70. In nursing homes and in their own homes people who have lost their wives/husbands are having sex with new partners and are not using condoms. Why is this ignored ? This is an epidemic in western countries but obviously the media cannot demonize old people - it's much easier to continue to attack gay men because no one jumps in to defend gays. This biased reporting is why so many people believe all gay men have HIV/AIDS. This kind of reckless reporting has resulted in murderers being more socially accepted in our society than tax-paying, law-abiding gay people. This biased reporting is the reason heterosexuals are arrogant and ignore the risks and continue to spread the disease. HIV/AIDS is an EVERYBODY disease, not a gay disease. It needs to be reported as an EVERYBODY disease. We are ALL at risk. Thu 09 Dec 2010 09:49:05 GMT+1 U14714220 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html?page=55#comment5 This post has been Removed Mon 06 Dec 2010 18:52:52 GMT+1 Grace Daniel http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html?page=44#comment4 the treatment of the HIV & AIDS when the treatment will stop because many people are dyeing because of the virus, on drugs can stop the virus? PLEASE let the doctor do something about it. regard Grace Daniel Sat 04 Dec 2010 17:36:07 GMT+1 John http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html?page=33#comment3 I think such comments that HIV is coming under control, has the potential to give people false hope and become careless. There is much we still do not know about this Virus, and in view of the fact we can not cure a comparatively simple virus group that gives rise to the Common Cold, it is perhaps still too early to make such claims. It is progress, but this is a Virus that mutates rapidly, and whose origins we do not fully understand. We already face untreatable bacterial infections due to the miracle of anti-biotics and their misuse, we do not know the implications of these anti-viral treatments. Research has to understand fully the mechanics of virus life cycle, before we can really get excited. Wed 24 Nov 2010 22:23:00 GMT+1 Anna Forbes http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html?page=22#comment2 These trial results raise a number of interesting and pressing questions. Although the trial enrolled men and transgender women, its results and the prospect of PrEP have some specific implications for women. Several of these are addressed in an article published on RH Reality Check at http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2010/11/23/pill-prevent-what-iprex-results-mean-women. Thank you for your excellent coverage of this complex issue.Anna Forbes, MSS Wed 24 Nov 2010 13:54:03 GMT+1 jmsresearch http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html?page=11#comment1 Not sure if the people from the Step Trial (HIV vaccine international trial) will maintained the idea that Circumcision rates, race/ethnicity, age, and location of enrollment differed between Ad 5 seropositives and Ad 5 seronegative, I wonder if this study had a arm with gay man with circumcision and how that play a role in the final analysis of the data. Wed 24 Nov 2010 12:31:21 GMT+1 Megan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ferguswalsh/2010/11/daily_pill_helps_prevent_hiv_infection_among_gay_m.html?page=0#comment0 Anything that can help protect those who choose a promiscuous lifestyle must be advantageous... it's likely that a combination of both following the current advice (condom use, etc.) and taking prophylactic drugs will improve such people's chances of remaining uninfected. Trouble is, how many are going to go to the effort - and expense - of following the regime - it appears even those who'd agreed to participate in trials were not meticulous in taking their tablets! As anyone who does need daily medication knows, it's not too hard to establish a routine to ensure that you pop your pills yet if people interested enough to sign up to trials cannot do so, what chance for the average individual who's chosen a lifestyle in which taking this medication is indicated? Wed 24 Nov 2010 07:45:40 GMT+1