Harvey’s Dangerous and Bizarre Argument Against PrEP

The Centers for Disease Control recently put out a recommendation that those at a high risk for HIV infections be given PrEP — pre-exposure prophylaxis — medications that significantly reduce the risk of infection. Deranged bigot Linda Harvey makes an absolutely bizarre and dangerous argument against this sound advice:

Teens are unsurprisingly acting like teens and not using condoms.

“In a 2011 survey in the United States, of the 34% of high school students reporting sexual intercourse in the previous 3 months, 40% did not use a condom.”

The CDC concludes that since HIV continues to rise among 13 to 24- year- old males who have sex with males (MSM), what else can they do? Throwing up their collective hands, the agency points to this age group’s aversion to condoms (big surprise) and will still refuse to push abstinence.

Again, our country’s most well-educated professionals will subvert common sense, the results of research, and any inclination to do what’s objectively right, to political correctness. Abstinence is off the table.

One of the more ridiculous things about the Christian right is their complete obliviousness to their own internal contradictions. She says it’s just obvious that teens are “acting like teens and not using condoms,” but her solution is to tell them not to have sex at all. And that will totally work because, for some weird reason, while it’s “acting like teens” not to use condoms it wouldn’t be “acting like teens” to not have sex. I doubt one would even need to be a teenager to spot the obvious inconsistency there. But we’re just getting started. From the stupid to the absolutely bizarre:

Especially at risk from a protocol like PrEP are young minority homosexual males, since they now contract HIV at a disproportionately higher rate. Some of these kids, let’s face it, are prostituting their bodies for money and/or drugs, and little is being done to stop it except hand them condoms. Many on the left support their conduct and call it “sex work,” kind of like having a summer job.

Don’t you dare think of the obvious term for this: racial cleansing.

Only in the mind of a wingnut could prescribing a drug that could prevent young minority men from getting HIV be seen as an attempt to destroy them.

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  • sh3baproject

    you are quite correct. im a teen and i spotted the inconstistencity. you fucking failed harvey.

  • raven

    She has a point.

    If people wear life jackets when boating, they are likely to drown.

    If people wear seat belts, they will die in auto accidents.

    If people get vaccinated, they will die young from infectious diseases.

    If people wear helmets when riding bikes or motorcycles, they will splash their brains all over the road.

    If people go to church, follow their rules, and vote Tea Party, they will go to hell.

    Hmmm, something is wrong here. Now just how did Alice get back through the looking glass anyway? We might need to know this.

  • John Pieret

    Only in the mind of a wingnut could prescribing a drug that could prevent young minority men from getting HIV be seen as an attempt to destroy them.

    In these people’s “minds” not only are the wages of sin death, death should be the wages of sin.

  • http://www.meddlingkids.org Big Ugly Jim

    Teens use condoms very little, I’m afraid. Why, it’s only during sex (and then only sometimes) or in impromptu water balloon fights that condoms ever truly get used. What about when they are doing the dishes? What about when they are watching Christian programming on TV? Honestly, it just proves to me that condoms do not impact AIDS transmission. There are no statistics that show wearing a condom while watching Christian programming in any way reduces the likelihood of exposure to HIV.

    My teens listen to me. I say don’t take the car, they don’t take the car. I told them not to have sex and they don’t have sex. I say don’t smoke, and even though they often come home smelling like smoke and holding packs of cigarettes for their friends, they don’t smoke. Why wouldn’t that work with sex?

    Please, please understand, this comment is entirely sarcastic.

  • Michael Heath

    Linda Harvey states:

    Many on the left support their conduct and call it “sex work,” kind of like having a summer job.

    I can play that game as well! Many on the right are the johns who create this market.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    And that will totally work because, for some weird reason, while it’s “acting like teens” not to use condoms it wouldn’t be “acting like teens” to not have sex.

    Look, when I was a teen I “acted like a teen” and didn’t have sex. I mean, I tried to have sex. Still do. Perhaps I should start this over again…

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    B. U. G. @ end of 4

    Are you sure?