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We still need to beat HIV

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Science  28 Jul 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6349, pp. 335
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao4197

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  • RE: (My comment to)We still need to beat HIV.

    Beat HIV quickly, if delayed, HIV beats us - all human beings on earth!

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  • Ways to reduce hiv
    • Rui Peng, Associate Professor, University of Science & Technology Beijing

    As we all know, the main ways to transmit hiv is sex expect for the drugs injection. Among all the sex behaviors, oral sex is rather safe, and there is virtually no confirmed case where hiv is transmitted by oral sex. Thus, the main ways to reduce hiv transmission is to reduce the transmission by penetrative sex, both heterosexual and homosexual. Below are several ways:
    1) make condoms more comfortable. Many people risk sex without condom as they think the condom can reduce the fun. Things can be done to make it thinner and also cling tighter to penis so that wearing it will not reduce the fun.
    2) make condoms more portable. Some people are involved in dangerous sex as they may have used up the condoms even they are used to have sex with condom. People would be more willing to bring condoms with them if hundreds of condoms can be put in a very small space.
    3) increase the free dispense of condoms and lubricants in gay cruising areas and saunas. Many homosexuals frequent gay cruising areas and they will have dangerous sex if they happen to have run out of condoms. Most gays saunas in developed countries are equipped with condoms, but not all. Say, the "absolute" in Singapore is equipped with condoms, but the "shogun" in Singapore is not. Both of them are in China town area of Singapore.
    4) regulate the use of dating software, for both heterosexual and homosexual. At least, person must use true name and identity to be able to use...

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