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Former Wales rugby player Gareth Thomas has been seriously accused by his mail partner Ian Baum. The allegation is that Thomas was HIV positive and he hid this from Ian. Because of this, Ian has also become HIV positive.
Now on this whole matter, Thomas has said in the court that he did not tell Ian about his illness because Ian never asked him. Ian has filed a case and sought damages of about 1.5 crore rupees.
It is generally believed that HIV is spread through unprotected sex between men and women.
What else has Ian said in his allegation?
Thomas and Ian were in a relationship from 2013 to 2016. Ian says that he saw Thomas taking pills. When he asked Thomas about those pills, Thomas told that there are vitamin pills. It is alleged that Thomas also used to remove the label from the medicine box. In 2014, Ian learned that Thomas was HIV positive. When he googled and checked a medicine of Thomas. Then also got my HIV test done. However, Thomas refutes this claim, saying that he himself told Ian in January of 2014 that he was HIV positive.
What is the risk of spreading HIV from one man to another?
Unprotected sex is the main cause of HIV transmission. This includes both anal and vaginal intercourse. Anal sex is considered the biggest risk for HIV infection. Apart from this, HIV can also be spread through needles attached to an HIV-infected person or any kind of drugs that are taken through syringes.
Infections increased by 25% in gay men in 9 years
The UNAIDS report says that between 2010 and 2019, the rate of HIV infection among gay men has increased by 25 percent. This includes both gay and bisexual men.
Gay-bisexual men in America have the most AIDS
According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the year 2019, gay and bisexual men in America are the most affected population with HIV. According to the same data, gay-bisexual men account for 69 percent of AIDS-infected people in the US. And this is because of building relationships without protection. The CDC recommends all gay and bisexual men get an HIV test once a year.
What is the status of HIV in the whole world
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 84.2 million people (84.2 million) have been HIV positive since the onset of the disease. While four crore (40.1 million) crore people have died. The number of people living with HIV infection globally as of the end of last year is 38.4 million. At present, Eswatini country is at the top in terms of infection. About 27 percent of the population here is vulnerable to the HIV virus.
India was at number two in the top 10 country with the highest number of HIV cases in the year 2020. Here 23 lakh people were HIV infected. At the same time, Maharashtra is at number one in terms of HIV infection in India.