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AIDS Foundation

The Game Is COMPLETELY Misinformed

9/9/2011 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Game was merely perpetuating "myths and stereotypes" when he implied all closeted gay men have AIDS ... this according to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

The SFAF has issued a statement, claiming Game's comments in a recent interview about the gay community are "a powerful reminder that despite the tremendous progress made debunking myths and stereotypes about how HIV is spread, we still have work to do."

The foundation notes, "[Game] seems to be confusing two important facts -- that black and gay communities continue to bare the brunt of the U.S. epidemic."

"Experts agree that the hype around people on the 'down low' driving new infections among either group is just that -- hype."

The SFAF claims they want to speak with The Game because "we'd welcome the chance to help him better understand HIV risk and prevention so he can use his voice to inform and empower."

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Jodi    

I doubt if the Game will talk to them...he believes he's right even thought he has no proof to back up his claim when he implied ALL DL men have aids.

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Gloria Unread    

People seem to think that when someone says 'Gay men are more likely to get HIV' that it's discriminatory - or that they are really saying "It's only a gay disease."
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The fact is that HIV is more easily spread through unprotected anal sex. The rectal tissue can tear easily during penetration, causing the virus to enter into the bloodstream easier. And gay men happen to engage in anal sex. That's what makes it more prevalant in that specific community than others.
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Saying all gay men have HIV is flat-out ignorant (though it seems Game didn't say that.)
But saying they are at a higher risk is merely factual because of their main method of having sex.

1038 days ago
18.

Rage    

jesus...
READ ALL THE COMMENTS on YOUR WEB SITE TMZ!!!!
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WE BEEN SAYING THAT ALL ALONG!!!!!
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Now, can we Please send the Game back to Compton and go on with Our lives?

1038 days ago
19.

kiara    

Game did NOT say all closeted gays have AIDS! Stop putting words in peoples mouths. He said that closeted gays are the ones that are spreading HIV/AIDS because they won't tell their partner that they're gay. Geez!

1038 days ago
20.

justsaying    

Bi-sexual men on the "down-low" DO pose a great risk to the lives of women. They have, through their silence about just who they are, have made a unilaterral decision to have sex with both men and women WITHOUT giving women the information they need in order for them to decide if they want to take the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. HE'S RIGHT! These pro-homosexual/lesbian people DON'T GIVE A CRAP about others....they just care about what they want. And that's why the AIDS foundation hates what he said. Tehy know that the more information people have about gay/lesbian sex, the worse it will be for them. So they don't care how many straight women die, just as long as they get their way.

1038 days ago
21.

Reuben    

the game is right...... gay people dont use condoms ...... like normal people

1038 days ago
22.

sla    

Gay people don't use condoms like "normal" people? Are you kidding me? That is one of the most dumbest statements I've ever heard. No one has yet to define "normal." Normal is what our perception is of how society should be. To each his/her own. All I know is that after reading the above comment, I'm so glad I'm not "normal" like "Rueben."

1038 days ago
23.

Dan    

no. The game is a complete ******n jackass!

1038 days ago
24.

ladydiinpa    

I wish tmz would stop giving the "game" & soldier boy media time, they are both azz-holes..will do say anything for attention which tmz continues to give

1038 days ago
25.

Pablo    

LOL, gee, ya think he's ignorant, do ya? What exactly is the revelation here?

1038 days ago
26.

KurganVon    

OH MY GOD, A GANG MEMBER IS IGNORANT ABOUT SOMETHING! What the awful facial tattoos weren't your first tipoff that this guy is a moron?

1038 days ago
27.

WOW...    

Uumm, when did he say that "ALL" closet gay's have aids? He said that all closet gays that carry on like they are straight should TELL their female partners if they are practicing homosexuality. I agree 100% with him...

1038 days ago
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WOW...    

Wait....did he say that ALL closet gay men have Aids?
Hhhmmm, I thought he said that all closet gay men should TELL the women they are with if they are sexualy active with the opposite sex......and I agree!

1038 days ago
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AntiSocialForum.com    

A gay man knowing that he has HIV doesn't kill people... AIDS kills people.

1038 days ago
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WOW...    

I think that the San Francisco AIDS Foundation is misinformed. He IS using his voice to spread the word that men that are homosexual need to come clean with their female partners....let's be real here people...the stats don't lie....my sister caught HIV from a man she thought to be straight, had a relationship with him for a year or more....she was just diagnosed with HIV and the Doctors told her that she has had it for 10 years....and that the person that gave it to her KNEW he had it...Now days they can treat AIDS with meds....just like diabetes you have to take meds every day for the rest of your life..or you die..however, it doesn't stop the spreading of the disease...in fact, the meds people take can make a person more at risk..because if a Homosexual male has aids and is on meds, then the person they pass the aids virus too will build an immunity to the meds and it actually makes it harder to treat that person.
So I agree with him 100%......people need to come clean….tired of the taboo hush, hush….the facts are the facts people…it is what it is….wear a condom, and come clean with your partners about your sex life……that kind of betrayal should be illegal and prosecuted IMO..

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