Editors' Note: At Eric's request, the original post has been removed and replaced with the following:
I took it down because after reviewing the statistics and checking in with a close, number and statistical-analysis monster friend of mine I realized that I was inappropriately attacking people who are not to blame. HIV/AIDS isn't on the rise. The numbers are relatively the same and middle-aged, white American males who choose to partake in barebacking are not at the core of the epidemic. Even if they were responsible for some or any increase in HIV, their money and status in this world makes them capable of taking care of themselves. Yes some men bareback and yes I think it's incredibly irresponsible and dangerous and yes I'm angry but it isn't the center of the epidemic.
I spoke out in anger and a lack of temperance and used my own feelings to scapegoat the people responsible for the numbers in HIV. The people responsible are not middle aged white american males who choose not to use condoms. The people responsible are those who don't teach or support comprehensive safe sex education. Although I make that clear in my posting I just wasn't comfortable with my finger pointing, knee jerk response.
I get angry and flustered when I see these numbers but as always those reporting on HIV/AIDS in the MSM aren't capable of understanding the statistics themselves and thus represent factual information as if there is something society as a whole should be worried about.