Tuesday, December 01, 2015

World AIDS Day: shocking report on rise in cases among young Asian men


Just before World AIDS Day. Alisa Tang released a report on AOL from Thailand that the number of HIV deaths among young men in Asia has doubled in the past ten years.
   
Still, HIV disease doesn’t come up in ordinary social conversation and among gay men much today in my experience, like it did in the 1980s and into the mid 1990s.  I’m not hearing anecdotal reports of cases in my own circles.
   
Food and Friends, where I had volunteered a bit in the 1990s when it was located near the Navy Yard, has expanded (with huge, well-orchestrated operations based in NE Washington DC on the holidays and pie sales), but seems to have a client base quite substantially made up of minorities, including many heterosexuals,  with HIV and malignancies from diverse causes (including drug use) other than the male sex. 

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