Monday, January 21, 2008

Backpedaling From The Truth

After Linking New Strain of Staph to Gay Men, University Scrambles to Clarify
"A separate part of the study, conducted at an AIDS clinic in the city from
2004 to 2006, found that gay men were 13 times more likely to be infected
with MRSA USA300."

So, it's not that the study was false or misleading at all, but that the truth was too hurtful?

Personally I couldn't care less what sexual preference any consenting adult has, but I would hope that whatever it was the person would be honest enough with themselves (and everyone else) to acknowledge any risk associated with it. Isn't this the kind of ostrich like behaviour that led to so many dying of ignorance in the early days of the AIDS epidemic?

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