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14 Mar 2018

Gay Sex Accounts for Nearly Half of New HIV Infections in South Korea

Government data released this week claims 45.6 percent of new infections in 2016 came from gay sex.

Just under half of all new HIV infections in South Korea in 2016 came from homosexual behavior, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP) said Monday according to the Korea Times.

 

Of the 712 people newly infected with HIV in 2016, 325 people (45.6 percent) reportedly contracted the virus from homosexual activities, according to the data.

 

Ninety-three percent of the new infections were men and by age, people in their 40s accounted for 26.8 percent, followed by 30s (21.5 percent) and 50s (21.3 percent).

 

During South Korea’s 2017 presidential elections, candidate Hong Jun-pyo angered LGBT and HIV activists by claiming “because of homosexuality there are over 14,000 AIDS cases in South Korea” in a televised interview.

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Reader's Comments

1. 2018-03-14 20:52  
that are only stagnant information from year to year that indicate weakness or Sin of those giving data and of those who blame Gays.

but ofcourse gay also should know on why that happened when there are HIV activist.
Should HIV activist get organization Reshuffle? Don't you gay want achievement?

Perhaps, all gays should learn on recruitment that become new knowledge.
Recruitment is realistic matter.
Have you gays also learn to pause some activist and replace by others?

its strange for me, why gays do not evaluate from month to month, year to year on what happened in increasing HIV? can you gays to think why?

Gay freedom should related to decreasing in HIV case. If not than you should evaluate organization members or structure. why gays become stagnant?


Comment edited on 2018-03-14 21:10:11
2. 2018-03-14 21:24  
or every 1-2 years should make a kind of election for HIV activist organization structure?
There must be HIV activist President too
Comment edited on 2018-03-14 21:25:20
3. 2018-03-15 03:51  
EVERYONE gay and str8 needs to educate themselves and always practice safe sex... It is up to all of us to prevent this disease.
4. 2018-03-16 09:54  
safe sex is a must for all people myby they should promote free condoms it will certainly help
5. 2018-03-18 15:26  
I fail to see the relevance of the last paragraph of the article.

Know the risks and educate yourself. That was regarding politics, however, the same is true regarding sex.
6. 2018-03-21 17:07  
Australia is aiming for HIV infection free in the near future. That does not means Australian gays have giving up sex completely. Its about acknowledging the problem and than finding a workable solution. A lot of countries are still not good at educating their gay citizens. Because gay sex is still considered a taboo subject and best not to be talked about or discussed. Australia launched a massive public education campaign with HIV prevention advertisements aired on national TV during the height of the epidemic. It just recently approve the subsidizing of HIV prevention medication PREP to all at risk individuals. Other countries should learn from Australia.
7. 2018-03-21 21:06  
if year 2010 method, did not successful on decreasing HIV case among gays, then change to other method in 2011, if 2011 did not successful change to other method in 20012 and so on.
From 2010 to 2018 there had been at least about 8 different methods.
so, how many method you did now?
and how many list of method to decrease HIV case in your hands now?
since what year HIV prevention method you did? and how many method you did?
its about creativity

The aim is to decrease HIV tragedy case among Gays, not to sustainability of people occupation within HIV activist organization structure

Comment edited on 2018-03-21 21:15:23
8. 2018-03-22 05:07  
I certainly agree with you fitnfriendly. More education, understanding, and prevention will help reduce HIV infection. So many people haven't a clue they are infected until it is too late and of course they have infected many more themselves. How with the new regiment of medications that are available, you can still live a happy and healthy life.
9. 2018-03-23 21:37  
Hong Jun-pyo angered LGBT and HIV activists by claiming “because of homosexuality there are over 14,000 AIDS cases in South Korea”
that mean
Hong Jun-pyo was covering face/ his sin, rhetoric speech that He did not know history/cause prime of HIV tragedy, or He was part of group making HIV tragedy
Comment edited on 2018-03-24 21:47:29

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