Saturday, October 5, 2019

Negative effects of homosexual relations (and heterosexual fornication)

Negative effects of homosexual relations (though not restricted to this class). 

Note: this page is not be presented as a self-righteous condemnation as if I (or any who use this) are without sin, and  as if I have not committed at least some of the sins that I reprove, for we are all sinners, having misused everything from our brain to our feet, and thus in some way and to some degree we and I have usually committed the things that we  condemn..

However, the difference is that of having repented from what we condemn as sin, versus defending it, and this page is written in response to those who justify fornication, and especially sodomy, and even promote it. Which is wrong according to the word of God even aside from the deleterious physical effects substantiated here. And disobeying the good laws  and  misusing the good things that God graciously only results in harm to ourselves and others affected thereby. Conversely, obedience to God works to the benefit of all. 
  
May this documentation and message work to bring repentance and salvation thru penitent faith in the risen Lord Jesus, whom the Father sent to be the Savior of the world. Thanks be to God, Amen  
 
Note: statistics were what the referenced pages stated when first referenced, but the CDC may revise them, and sometimes seems to obscure or bury previous more specific data (thus I may sometimes reference archive versions)  and to focus more   on ethnicity  than among behavior as a class). Also, as this work is a progressive compilation, the manner of linking is not consistent, and dates of data are not all chronological.   Please forgive any redundancy, disorganization,  or seeming minor discrepancies resulting from this. 

Although only approximately 7% of adult and adolescent males reported having had male-to-male sexual contact at some point in their lives, 82% of HIV infections among males in 2018 were attributed to male-to-male sexual contact. (CDC: Estimated HIV Incidence and Prevalence in the
United States, 2015–2019P. 7) 

 92% of HIV infections among men aged 13 to 24 was attributed to male-to-male sexual contact, and young gay and bisexual men accounted for 83% (6,385) of all new HIV diagnoses in people aged 13 to 24 in 2019, and 81% of diagnoses of HIV infection among all Adolescents and Young Adults.

 
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/images/group/age/youth/cdc-hiv-youth-sex-700x698.png  https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/images/group/gender/men/2020/cdc-hiv-men-diagnoses-bar-graph-700x318.png
 
In 2019, 70% of all new HIV infections in the U.S. were among homosexual men, and 63% of all people in the US with HIV are homosexual men. (https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/fact-sheets/hiv/HIV-gay-bisexual-men.html)
 
The largest percentage of HIV infections among all was attributed to male-to-male sexual contact (66% overall and 81% among males)
(https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/images/library/reports/hiv-surveillance/vol-31/cdc-hiv-2018-fig-5.png)

Overall there were 36.801 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and Dependent Areas in 2019 among both men and women, with 23% being among heterosexuals:
 Yet less than half of people in the US have even been tested for HIV. (https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/factsheets/hiv-testing-us-508.pdf)
 
Also according to the CDC (chart), in 2017  male to male sexual contact was the mode of transmission in 92% of new HIV cases among male youth aged 13 to 24, and  MSM  accounted for 81% of diagnoses among males  and 70%  of all new HIV diagnoses, and 2 out of every 3 diagnoses in the United States.  Which is despite only representing approximately 4% of the male population). 

And which practice (historically)  has resulted in
a greatly increased incidence of other infectious diseases,   from Meningitis to Monkey pox and premature death.  Which diseases includes Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis A and B, HPV, Syphilis, HIV to Meningitis and body dysmorphia and eating disorders and recently Monkey pox. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men have accounted for 83% of primary and secondary syphilis cases where sex of sex partner was known in the United States. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men have been found to be 17 times more likely to get anal cancer than heterosexual men. (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7138a1.htm)
 
Besides such diseases, even when their disease is well controlled, people with HIV can develop aging-related conditions such as cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, kidney and liver disease, osteoporosis, and cognitive impairment decades ahead of their HIV-negative counterparts, and their life expectancy is significantly reduced.) 
 
A 2021 study of comparison of dementia incidence and prevalence between individuals (90% male) after age 50 with and without HIV infection in primary care from 2000 to 2016 found that HIV was associated with an 80% increase in dementia diagnosis overall compared with HIV-negative people. (https://www.poz.com/article/even-modern-era-people-hiv-increased-risk-dementia; https://journals.lww.com/aidsonline/Abstract/2022/03010/Comparison_of_dementia_incidence_and_prevalence.13.aspx  

 There were 16,350 deaths in 2017 alone among adults and adolescents diagnosed with HIV in the United States and 6 dependent areas. [like as is usually the case with deaths attributed to the flu and COVID-19, deaths attributed to AIDS refers to killing indirectly].

For the receptive sodomite the estimated average chance of contracting HIV can range from 1.38% - about one transmission occurring for every 71 exposures, male or female - (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/chances-of-getting-hiv) to over 20% - equivalent to 1 transmission per 5 exposures via unprotected sex with an HIV-positive person who has acute HIV infection.. (https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-conditions/sexual-and-reproductive-health/hiv-aids/causes/risk-of-exposure.html)   

In 2016 the rate of people living with HIV per 100,000 population was 368, with the death rate being 6. Male-to-male sexual contact made up  82.4% of HIV infections among males in 2017, while heterosexual contact made up 85.7% of HIV infections among females. The rate of Black males living with an HIV diagnosis is 5.6 times that of White males. The rate of Black females living with an HIV diagnosis is 17.6 times that of White females. The rate of Hispanic/Latino males living with an HIV diagnosis is 2.5 times that of White males. The rate of Hispanic/Latina females living with an HIV diagnosis is 4.2 times that of White females. (https://aidsvu.org/local-data/united-states)

The South has the highest number of people living with HIV, but if population size is taken into account, the Northeast has the highest rate of people living with HIV.

One of the diseases that is far more prevalent among MSM than other population groups is that of anal cancer, which is diagnosed in about 2 people out of every 100,000 people in the general population. In contrast, it is estimated that MSMs that are not infected with HIV are 20 times more likely to be diagnosed with anal cancer. HPV is present in approximately 65% of HIV negative MSMs and 95% of MSMs who are HIV positive. Anal cancer is caused by the same strains of HPV (Human Papillomavirus)  that cause cervical cancer in women. (https://cancer-network.org/cancer-information/gay-men-and-cancer/anal-cancer-hiv-and-gaybisexual-men)

Also reported, "People living with HIV in Canada had eight times the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other non-AIDS-related dementia as their HIV-negative counterparts, and they were diagnosed 12.5 years earlier [which in part may be due to more medical attention], according to an analysis published in BMJ Open. They also had higher rates of several other age-related chronic conditions....Antiretroviral treatment has been associated with kidney damage and cardiovascular disease, and viral hepatitis and alcohol use—both common among HIV-positive people—can cause liver disease."  (https://www.poz.com/article/people-hiv-diagnosed-dementia-13-years-earlier)

 And a new study shows evidence that  "HIV-positive people are at an increased risk of age-related diseases such as some cancers, frailty, osteoporosis, kidney disease, and neurocognitive disease. Researchers think that it is the HIV itself that accelerates the aging process by 14 years, rather than medications used to treat it."  (https://www.hivplusmag.com/treatment/2015/03/25/study-people-hiv-age-14-years-faster)

Thus this practice has been primarily responsible for more than 700,000 people with AIDS having died (as of 2017 since 1981) in the USA since the beginning of the epidemic.    (Worldwide, 77.3 million people have contracted HIV and 35.4 million have died of AIDS-related illnesses since the beginning of the pandemic in 1981 (https://health.usnews.com/conditions/hiv-aids/articles/hiv-statistics)

And while the US rate has  fallen by nearly half from 2010 to 2017, (https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2020/hiv-related-death-rate.html) it remains that the predominate means of HIV transmission is that of sodomy, (https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/statistics.html)  despite decades of attempting to tame it into being "safe." 

New HIV Diagnoses Among Youth by Transmission Category and Sex (2017) in the US and Dependent Areas, 2017

In 2019, gay and bisexual men (men who have sexual relations with other men: (MSM) accounted for 69% (25,552) of the 36,801 new HIV diagnoses and 86% of diagnoses among males in the United States and 6 dependent areas (https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/overview/ataglance.html, accessed Mon, 09/20/21 (Fig. 6). 

 In 2019 in the United States and 6 dependent areas, diagnoses of HIV infection for adolescents and young adults attributed to MMSC (approximately 83%, including 3% MMSC and IDU) and those attributed to heterosexual contact (13%) accounted for approximately 97% of diagnoses in the United States.

Asian female adults and adolescents had the largest percentage (93%) of diagnoses of HIV infection attributed to heterosexual contact, followed by Black/African American (91%), and Hispanic/Latino (87%) female adults and adolescents. In 2019, Black/African American children made up approximately 14% of the population of children but accounted for 57% of diagnoses of HIV infection among children. (https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports/hiv-surveillance/vol-32/content/special-focus-profiles.html)
In 2019, among all Black/African American persons, males accounted for 76% of HIV infections, most of which (82%) were attributed to male-to-male sexual contact. (P. 6

In 2005, 28.7% of HIV-negative men reported sex without a condom, rising to 32.8% in 2008, 34.7% in 2011 and 40.5% in 2014. The overall trend was similar for HIV-positive men: in 2005, 34.2% reported sex without a condom, rising to 37.3% in 2008, 39.8% in 2011 and 44.5% in 2014. (https://www.aidsmap.com/news/may-2016/american-gay-mens-use-condoms-has-been-falling-decade-regardless-serosorting-or-prep)
 
Meanwhile, although  Africa which is often cited as showing HIV is mainly due to heterosexual relations,  HIV/AIDS stats in Africa have a troubled history, (https://abrahamson.medill.northwestern.edu/WWW/IALJS/Malan_AidsInAfrica_RollingStone_22Nov2001.pdf),  while a 2019 scholarly study reported that, 
 
 "The results of the present study reveal the following: HIV prevalence is significantly higher in the populations of men who have sex with men than in men in the general population and, more specifically, in men in sub-Saharan Africa.

In the 2015 UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Program on
HIV/AIDS) report, studies in sub-Saharan Africa found
prevalence rates of HIV infection ranging from 6 to 37%
among MSM

As the observed prevalence rate of HIV in the general population was between 0.1 and 19%, the prevalence rate among men who have sex with men (MSM) was often 13 to 17 times higher." 

"In 2015, according to the progress reports on the global AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) response, the  highest prevalence rates of HIV infection among MSM were as follows: 19% in central and western Africa; 15% in southern and eastern Africa; 12% in Latin America; 11% in the Asia-Pacific region; and 8% in central and western Europe and North America." (https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12889-019-8000-x.pdf)     
As regards STD's as well as suicides in the US  among MSM and lesbians  and "transgendered" persons:
 
Based upon a review of 40 studies that involved a total of roughly 185,000 adults with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA -- People Living With HIV/AIDS), "suicide risk is 100 times higher among  such patients," and with "person attempting suicide for every two who think about it. And among every 13 who do attempt it, one ends up losing their life." (https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-07-06/people-with-hiv-have-much-higher-risk-for-suicide)

"Transgender women [worldwide] are 49 times more likely to have HIV than other adults of reproductive age." (https://www.who.int/hiv/topics/transgender/en/)

Men who have sex with men accounted for  56.7% of all male P&S syphilis cases in 2019. Also, estimated rates of reported gonorrhea among MSM are 42 times the estimated rate among men who have sex with women. (https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2019/overview.htm

The CDC study Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2014 found that among male cases for whom the sex of the  partner was known, 83% of syphilis  cases were MSM.  75.53% of syphilis cases in 2014 were among homosexual men. 51% of the homosexual men diagnosed with syphilis in 2014 were also HIV-positive. (https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/cdc-83-syphilis-cases-2014-among-gay-men-where-sex-sex-partner-was)

Among women, studies have shown that viral STD rates among bisexual-identifying women aged 15 to 44 years were almost three times higher than women who have sex with women exclusively.  (https://www.stdcheck.com/blog/lgbt-std-statistics)

Furthermore as regards problem of suicide and suicidal Behavior among LGBTQ and transgender persons  medically serious attempts at suicide are 4 times more likely among LGBTQ youth than other young people. (https://save.org/about-suicide/suicide-facts/)  

LGBQ young people are more than twice as likely to feel suicidal, and over four times as  likely to attempt suicide, compared to heterosexual youth (Kann 2016)

In a 2016-2017 survey from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 28 percent of LGBTQ youth — including 40 percent of  transgender youth — said they felt depressed most or all of the time during the previous 30 days, compared to only 12 percent of non-LGBTQ youth (HRC Foundation 2017: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/LGBTQ_MentalHealth_OnePager.pdf)

A large study also found that  of 10,270 transgender patients identified, approximately 58% of transgender patients had at least one DSM-5 diagnosis compared with 13.6% of cisgender patients, indicating  transgenders had  about 4.5 times higher rate of psychiatric illness than straight persons. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830528/)
 
The suicide attempt rate among transgender persons ranges from 32% to 50% across the countries. Fifty percent of transgender persons in Australia have attempted suicide at least once in their lives.[12] In England, 48% of the transgender young people had attempted suicide at least once in their lives.[13] The prevalence of suicide remains high among transgender persons irrespective of disclosing their transgender status to others and undergoing sex reassignment surgery.[8]  (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5178031)

 "41% of trans adults said they had attempted suicide, in one study. The same study found that 61% of trans people who were victims of physical assault had attempted suicide." (https://save.org/about-suicide/suicide-facts/) 
 
(Note that compassion toward such is to be shown,  while the high  suicide rate among LGBTQ persons is blamed on societal rejection, yet  in the West it is actually those who oppose homosexual relations that face the most widespread persecution, and minorities such as evangelical Christians face great persecution worldwide without being suicidal.) 

In addition are CDC stats that also include many STDs, which mainly are a result of heterosexual fornication.

In 2021 the CDC estimated that 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a sexually transmitted infection and at a cost to the U.S. healthcare system of billions of dollars annually. (https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0125-sexualy-transmitted-infection.html) 

Half of all sexually active people will get an STD by the time they reach 25. (https://medalerthelp.org/blog/std-statistics/) 

 Also relevant, by 2021 the percentage  of 18-24-year-olds who were married  was 5% for men and 8% for  women. with more cohabitating (fornicating) than were married    (https://www.bgsu.edu/ncfmr/resources/data/family-profiles/brown-manning-relationship-status-trends-age-gender-fp-21-25.html) 

 About half (54%) of adolescents age 15-19 have had some type of sexual experience.  (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590151621000113?via%3Dihub)

Never-married adults report engaging in sexual relations approx. 14 times per year more than married adults.   (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314273096_Declines_in_Sexual_Frequency_among_American_Adults_1989-2014)

Single Americans over 45 engage in sexual relations more  than married ones.  (https://www.aarp.org/relationships/love-sex/info-05-2010/2009-aarp-sex-survey.html

By 2008 a CDC study estimated that one in four (26 percent) young women between the ages of 14 and 19 in the United States -- or 3.2 million teenage girls -- was infected with at least one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, herpes simplex virus, and trichomoniasis). (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080312084645.htm) And note that only 33%of women even between age 20-34 are married.

In 2017 it was estimated that about 45 percent of U.S. men and women were infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV sexually transmitted disease - the most common sexually transmitted disease among men and women in the United States. Among women, the prevalence of HPV infection drops to about 22 percent as they age, but it remains high among men. (https://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/hpv-genital-warts/news/20170119/nearly-half-of-us-men-infected-with-hpv-study-finds)

The incidence of many STDs in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM)—including primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis and antimicrobial-resistant gonorrhea—is greater than that reported in women and men who have sex with women only (MSW).

Since 2000, rates of P&S syphilis have increased among men, primarily attributable to increases in cases among MSM. Similar to past years, in 2018, MSM accounted for the majority (53.5%) of all reported cases of P&S syphilis and, of these, 41.6% were known to be living with diagnosed HIV. Although rates of P&S syphilis are lower among women, rates have increased substantially in recent years, increasing 30.4% during 2017–2018 and 172.7% during 2014–2018, suggesting a rapidly growing heterosexual epidemic.

In 2000 and 2001, the national rate of reported primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases was 2.1 cases per 100,000 population, the lowest rate since reporting began in 1941 (Figure 35, Table 1). 

However, the P&S syphilis rate has increased almost every year since 2001. This rise in the rate of reported P&S syphilis has been primarily attributable to increased cases among men and, specifically, among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM account for the majority of P&S syphilis cases and estimated rates are substantially higher among MSM compared with women or men who have sex with women only (MSW). 5 The number of cases among MSM has continued to increase, but within the last five years, cases among MSW and women have increased substantially as well. The increase in syphilis among women is of particular concern because it is associated with a striking and concurrent increase in congenital syphilis.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: STD Surveillance 2018 National Profile 27 West, and 7.2% in the Northeast (Table 29). Among women, the largest increases were observed in the West (41.2%), followed by the Northeast (40.0%), the South (30.8%) and the Midwest (30.8%) (Table 28). MSM continued to account for the majority of P&S syphilis cases in 2018 (Figures 39 and 41). 

Of 35,063 reported P&S syphilis cases in 2018, 18,760 (53.5%) were among MSM, including 16,905 (48.2%) cases among men who had sex with men only and 1,855 (5.3%) cases among men who had sex with both men and women (Figure 39)....

Among the 24,176 male cases with information on sex of sex partners, 77.6% occurred among MSM. A total of 36 states were able to classify at least 70.0% of reported P&S syphilis cases as MSM, MSW, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: STD Surveillance 2018 National Profile 27 West, and 7.2% in the Northeast (Table 29).

 Among women, the largest increases were observed in the West (41.2%), followed by the Northeast (40.0%), the South (30.8%) and the Midwest (30.8%) (Table 28). MSM continued to account for the majority of P&S syphilis cases in 2018 (Figures 39 and 41). Of 35,063 reported P&S syphilis cases in 2018, 18,760 (53.5%) were among MSM, including 16,905 (48.2%) cases among men who had sex with men only and 1,855 (5.3%) cases among men who had sex with both men and women (Figure 39). 

Overall, 5,416 (15.4%) cases were among MSW, 4,995 (14.2%) were among women, 5,858 (16.7%) were among men without information about sex of sex partners, and 34 (0.1%) were cases reported with unknown sex. Among the 24,176 male cases with information on sex of sex partners, 77.6% occurred among MSM. A total of 36 states were able to classify at least 70.0% of reported P&S syphilis cases as MSM, MSW, or women each year during 2014– 2018 (Figure 41). In these states, during 2017–2018, the number of cases increased 5.3% among MSM, 16.3% among MSW, and 32.9% among women.

Among 2018 P&S syphilis cases with known HIV status, 41.6% of cases among MSM were HIV-positive, compared with 7.9% of cases among MSW, and 4.0% of cases among women. 

When examining reported P+S syphilis cases over time, 36 states were able to classify at least 70% of reported P+S syphilis cases as MSM, MSW, or women each year during 2014–2018. In these states, cases among MSM increased 5.3% during 2017–2018 and 51.5% during 2014– 2018 (Figure 41). 

Among males, 610,447 cases of chlamydia were reported in 2018 for a rate of 380.6 cases per 100,000 males (Table 5). The rate of reported cases among males increased each year during 2000–2018, with the exception of 2012–2013, when rates remained stable (Figure 1). During 2017–2018 alone, the rate among males increased 5.7%; during 2014–2018, rates of reported cases among males increased 37.8% (Tables 4 and 5). This pronounced increase among males could be attributed to either increased transmission or improved case identification (e.g., through intensified extra-genital screening efforts) among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). 

Despite this considerable increase in males, the rate of reported chlamydia cases among females was still about two times the rate among males in 2018, likely reflecting a larger number of females screened for this infection. 
 
As regards Gonorrhea...San Francisco had the highest proportion of cases estimated to be MSM (86.4%), while Baltimore had the lowest proportion of MSM cases (20.1%). In total, across all SSuN sites, 42.5% of gonorrhea cases were estimated to be among MSM, 25.1% among MSW, and 32.4% among women. 

Among six jurisdictions participating in SSuN [STD Surveillance Network] continuously from 2010 to 2018,..The estimated gonorrhea case rate among MSM increased 375.5% during 2010–2018 from 1,368.6 cases per 100,000 MSM in 2010 to 6,508.0 cases per 100,000 MSM in 2018. Over the same time period, case rates among MSW and women also increased by 69.3% and 95.2%, respectively.
 
[Overall,] Rates of chlamydia have gone up by 19 percent since 2014. For gonorrhea, there are 583,405 cases in the U.S., and rates have gone up 63 percent since 2014. Rates of syphilis have increased 71 percent since 2014, and are highest in men and women 25-29 years old. congenital syphilis — when an infected mother passes syphilis to her baby during pregnancy — which have shot up by 185 percent since 2014, (https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats18/STDSurveillance2018-full-report.pdf)
 
2021 saw  a 26% rise in new syphilis cases, with the rate of syphilis cases reaching its highest since 1991, and with the total number of cases achieving its highest number  since 1948, while   HIV cases were up 16% in 2021. (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/sep/19/sexually-transmitted-disease-rise-syphilis-us?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1)
 
Older stats on Adultery, Fornication, and Sodomy can be seen here
 
In addition to which is the financial cost which has been going for decades:




The United States is expected to spend more than $26 billion annually on HIV. (https://www.healthline.com/health/hiv-aids/facts-statistics-infographic) 
 
CDC estimates indicate about 20 percent of the U.S. population – approximately one in five people in the U.S. – had an STI on any given day in 2018, and STIs acquired that year will cost the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in healthcare costs alone. (https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/prevalence-2020-at-a-glance.htm) 
 
"STIs and their complications amount to about $16 billion annually in direct medical costs. HIV imposes the largest financial burden, costing $12.6 billion in direct medical costs, followed by HPV at $1.7 billion, chlamydia at $156.7 million, gonorrhea at $162.1 million, and syphilis at $39.9 million." (https://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/STI-brief.pdf) 

"The estimated discounted lifetime cost for persons who become HIV infected at age 35 is $326,500 (60% for antiretroviral medications, 15% for other medications, 25% non-drug costs). [Undiscounted "mean lifetime costs are $597,300 ($4,200)" "Discounted costs are highlighted throughout because they represent economic costs that take into account time preferences of individuals and society and the opportunity cost of funds"] The Lifetime Medical Cost Savings from Preventing HIV in the United States

Costs also can include those for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) [which was] at more than $1,700 for 30 tablets (https://mosaicscience.com/story/hiv-prep-truvada-prevention-sti-std-lgbtqi-gay-condom-pride/).

The cost for  PrEP medication is about  2,000 a month, and which "Most health insurance plans, including Medicaid, cover." (https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/stds-hiv-safer-sex/hiv-aids/prep) For any Medicaid insured HIV-negative adult 18 years of age or older patients, lab testing and prescription medication costs are 100% covered. (https://www.louisianahealthhub.org/teleprep/) 

In 2017, around 61,300 people were actively taking PrEP.
(https://www.avert.org/professionals/hiv-around-world/western-central-europe-north-america/usa) with the rate of PrEP users per 100,000 population in 2018 being 68. (https://aidsvu.org/local-data/united-states)

The Ready, Set, PrEP program makes PrEP medication available at no cost for qualifying recipients who lack prescription drug coverage, and  are tested for HIV with a negative result, and have a prescription for PrEP. (https://www.getyourprep.com/)

EDIT: "the federal government has announced that almost all health insurers must cover the HIV prevention pill, known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, with no cost sharing — including for the drug itself and, crucially, for clinic visits and lab tests...This means...Truvada or Descovy, the two approved forms of PrEP, should now be totally free for almost all insured individuals....when taken daily, the tablet reduces men’s risk of contracting the virus from sex with other men by more than 99 percent...PrEP use remains largely limited to white gay and bisexual men...Gilead readily provides PrEP for free to lower-income people who lack health insurance, but the pharmaceutical company does not cover the associated clinic visits and lab tests...Since this spring, Truvada has been available in a generic form with a list price as low as $30 per month. By comparison, Descovy’s list price is currently $1,930 and Truvada’s is $1,842.... (https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-health-and-wellness/prep-hiv-prevention-pill-must-now-totally-free-almost-insurance-plans-rcna1470)

Which raises  raises private insurance rates and or taxes for all who pay them.  

Such are just part of the financial and societal costs  that affect every one to varying degrees due to man disobeying God's program, in which sexual union is only between male and female in marriage. And which provides the stable safe environment for trust and intimacy and for  children which are to result, versus  fornication as well as artificial contraceptives.

 
And beyond the financial and societal costs is the spiritual cost, of separation from God now and eternal damnation later  due to impenitent sin. For which only repentance and committed faith in the risen Lord Jesus is the solution, for Christ the Son of God  was sent by God the Father to be the savior of the world. And who therefore gave Himself for our sins on the cross of His death, paying the price for our forgiveness with His sinless shed blood. Thanks be to God.
 
In contrast to this is not only the practice of sexual sin promoted, but war is wages against all who do not agree with such, which includes the tactical, indiscriminate psychological use of the term “homophobic”  as part of the overall strategy to represent any  all who object to homosexuality and its homoeroticism as being motivated by an irrational fear, and as hate-mongering KKK Neanderthals.   

The idea that we can be caring, charitable, and friendly with practicing homosexuals (as I seek to be) while considering the orientation as a disorder, and opposing those who demand we affirm it, is not be allowed.

In addition, since the  practice of homosexual relations is unnatural, it usually requires greater attempts at rationalizing away the guilt that sin normally should result in, and  many even engage in strenuous attempts to insist all must affirm it. 

Which effects mean rejection of the Lord Jesus, leaving the sinner with no forgiveness and more repressed guilt, or worse, a seared conscience that will not repent and which finally may no longer be able to. Which state is to be avoided at all costs.

For God made man and women distinctively different yet
uniquely compatible and complementary, and only joined them together in  marriage - as the Lord Jesus Himself specified (; cf. ) - and only condemned homosexual relations wherever they are manifestly dealt with.

Yet there is still room at the cross for all who will come to God in repentance and faith, and trust in the Divine Son of God  sent by the Father, the risen Lord Jesus, to save them on His account, by His sinless shed blood, and thus be baptized and live for Him.

Thanks be to God, for we are all (including me) sinners in nature and by choice.

  

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