and has the olive oil tanker turned up yet?

Statistic……#1  55% of MSM homosexuals (men who have sex with men) are HIV positive.

Statistic ……#2  An estimated 123,000 people are living with HIV in the UK.

Statistic…….#3  17% of the above number are unaware that they are HIV positive.

Statistic…….#4  The prevalence of promiscuity amongst homosexuals is thought to be around 85% (See googled results for (elton, furnish, threesome)

So the question is, should we, as thoughtful members of the public, assent to the idea of practising homosexuals to be allowed to donate blood within twelve months of their becoming celibate, and attesting to that fact: or should we agree with the UK’s Department of Health that the risk is just too great?

5 comments for “and has the olive oil tanker turned up yet?

  1. Mudplugger
    September 6, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Of perhaps greater relevance, should the NHS provide unlimited millions in treatment for the self-inflicted HIV condition, acquired against all medical advice about safe-sex, when that same NHS proposes limiting treatment to smokers and over-eaters, when at least some of them have paid vast amounts in excise duties and VAT for their pleasure ?
    We all pay for the NHS, so let’s have consistency – it should be treatment for all self-inflicted conditions or none at all (including all sports injuries etc.), no cherry-picking to pander to the noisiest pressure-groups.

    • Errol
      September 6, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      If we assume being overweight is a life choice, same as being homosexual is then no, the NHS should not fund it. Nor should it fund smoking rehab or treatment of alcoholics. Or sex change operations, or voluntary sterilization.

      However, my training is also a life choice and I’m continually getting sports injuries, so should those not be treated? A gardener falls on a garden fork – is that a life choice? He wanted to garden, after all.

      The NHS covers us all or it doesn’t. Increasingly though, we should be paying more as a supplement for healthcare if our life choices are more dangerous than others, just like car insurance demands more for faster cars and we have practice insurance so too must we expect to contribute more for our choices. Have a basic level, but demand top ups – more if you want to ‘jump the queue’.

      • Lord T
        September 6, 2016 at 7:46 pm

        That’s what he is trying to say but the puritans among us want to make these decisions for us and if they are saying obesity is a lifestyle choice the being a homo is too and an expensive choice.

        The NHS needs burning to the ground and restarted.

  2. Ted Treen
    September 6, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    The risk is too great. We cannot take the risk just to avoid hurting delicate little feelings. Those needing blood have enough to contend with without becoming sacrificial lambs on the altar of PC ‘inclusivity’.

  3. September 7, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Mandatory personal insurance is the key, rather than simply ‘medical’ on the taxes. Get the cover that you need. Gay ‘premiums’ could pay for HIV treatment and mountain climbing, wing-suit flying ,over-eating. etc. It also ought to be for ‘criminal’ issues like accusations of rape and burglary etc. Insurance companies do a far better investigatory job than the police and are not inclined to believe a ‘claimant’ simply on their word. They will prosecute false claimants.

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