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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

60% of those diagnosed with HIV in the UK are in London. That's about FOURTY TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE.

So dating in London SHOULD take on a very 'distinctive' slant, in terms of HEALTH RISK. Be careful out there!!!!!

BBC London's Matt Barbet
"60% of those diagnosed with HIV in the UK are in London"
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There are now over 70,000 people living with HIV in the UK, including 7,450 new HIV infections last year
Friday, 24 November 2006, BBC
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The number of HETEROSEXUALLY ACQUIRED HIV infections diagnosed in the UK has risen hugely over the last 15 years. In 1999, for the first time, THE RATE OF HETEROSEXUALLY ACQUIRED HIV DIAGNOSES OVERTOOK the rate of diagnoses in men who have sex with men. During 2005, there were 3,839 reports of heterosexually acquired HIV, and a total of 32,361 had been reported by the end of June 2006.
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Women are biologically more vulnerable to HIV. THEY ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO CONTRACT HIV FROM UNPROTECTED SEX WITH MEN, and young women are most vulnerable to infection.
From: Aids: a feminist issue by Bianca Jagger in the Guardian.
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An "increasing pool" of people in the UK are living with HIV and Aids, official statistics show.
The Health Protection Agency says around 63,500 UK adults were living with HIV in 2005 - with as many as a third unaware of their infection.
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Record rise in Scottish HIV rates
New cases were up 11% on the previous year - the biggest rise ever seen north of the border, they claimed.
Friday, 1 December 2006,
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Across the UK, heterosexual women account for 35% of new diagnoses of HIV - nearly twice figure in 1996
Heterosexuals represent 54% of new HIV diagnoses, with 85% infections acquired outside UK

Although sex between men and, in a minority of countries, injecting drug use remain important routes for HIV transmission, UNPROTECTED HETERSEXUAL INTERCOURSE IS PLAYING A INCREASINGLY SIGNIFICANT ROLE
Not enough resources are being allocated to deal with the rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), a specialist in the field has said.
"It is an absolute tragedy," Dr Maw told BBC radio's Good Morning Ulster.
"The government targets would be 48 hours - our present access is well over SIX WEEKS for a ROUTINE appointment, even URGENT appointments have to wait for OVER A WEEK.
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