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Gays lose confidence in WHO, too?

Published:Tuesday | July 15, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Professor Brendan Bain recently lost his position with CHART because he submitted, in his professional capacity, a report for a court of law, although the evidence he gave was declared to be scientific and factual.

Homosexual activists, apparently, believed his facts, though scientific, were anti-gay, and, therefore, lost 'confidence in him'.

I wonder how these same activists feel about the following information disseminated recently by the prestigious World Health Organisation (WHO)?

According to WHO, men who have sex with men are 19 times more likely to have HIV than the general population, sex workers are 14 times more likely to have HIV than the general population, and transgender women are almost 50 times more likely to have HIV than other adults, a level similar to that seen among people who inject drugs.

One cannot help but ask: Why would any reputable institution of higher learning want to penalise an academic, merely for doing his job and making the same kind of declarations as WHO? Except of course, there is more in the University of the West Indies' mortar than the pestle.

I wonder, too, if the same homosexual activists have lost confidence in the WHO as well, and if not, why?

STEVE SKEETE

steveskeete@caribsurf.com