Talk:Gay disease

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Where in the reference does it say anything about people being unsure as to homosexuals standing in terms of the AIDS epidemic? Fantomas 09:43, 28 May 2007 (EDT)

"Through media attention to AIDS and homosexual groups which have taken a stand both for their rights and against AIDS, homosexual practices and lifestyles have become more accepted. Many people, however, remain unsure whether to blame gays for AIDS or to view them as unfortunate victims in a public health nightmare. Media coverage has also caused many homosexuals to question their personal and social acceptance, and ultimately grow scared about their future. The author notes the gulf between religious and moral conservatives who condemn gay sex and homosexuality on the one hand, and Bacchanalian proponents who defend their freedom to have consensual sex with anyone and as often as they please."

You may not agree with it, but it is there. --OfficerDibble 09:59, 28 May 2007 (EDT)

oops, sorry, i read it twice, i thought - i retract my question. and yes, i don't agree with it. Fantomas 10:31, 28 May 2007 (EDT)

Is this for real?

I don't recall HIV/Aids ever being referred to as "Gay disease". It was initially termed GRID, for "Gay-related immune deficiency". Dadsnagem2 13:43, 18 January 2008 (EST)

proposed merging with AIDS

Should be merged because the article says it's just another word for it. A section in the AIDS article could replace this one.

No, the concept of a "gay disease" is more general. It refers to any disease which is spread by homosexual behavior, especially the sexual behavior of homosexual men (i.e., "gays"). I don't know why people who like homosexuality are always stressing that both men and women are homosexual (with the phrase "gays and lesbians"), but I guess they don't want to be ignored.
Having your own group of diseases is a great way to get attention (and federal research funds), although the cost in suffering and death may be a bit high for folks like me. --Ed Poor Talk 18:43, 15 June 2009 (EDT)

This article is unnecessary. There are no diseases spread by homosexual behavior that are not also spread by heterosexual behavior. ChrisFV 17:54, 26 December 2009 (EST)