When I was growing up gay, it was called gay, not QWERTY+whatever, the HIV/AIDS holocaust was in full force.
The AIDS war had massive casualties. Gay sex was deemed irresponsible if you were not shielding the world from your dangerous sperm or spit fluids. Condoms were used as artillery. They were flying everywhere.
Then they added chemical war-fare to annihilate sperm which was claimed to be the enemy. The chemical was called nonoxynol-9. I told all my friend that adding chemical warfare to sex was not a good idea, nor necessary, much like how today good people state that chemicals shouldn’t be used in and for so many things, deleting them now from killing bad bacteria in the chicken we eat (that makes no sense – reference trend of having chicken with no antibiotics).
Of course, as with many things during the war, officials later declared chemical weapons to not be a good choice. Like duh.
These chemicals caused more war injuries than prior.
From 1996 to 2000, a UN-sponsored study conducted in several locations in Africa followed nearly 1,000 sex workers who used nonoxynol-9 gels or a placebo. The HIV infection rate among those using nonoxynol-9 was about 50% higher than those who used the placebo; those using nonoxynol-9 also had a higher incidence of vaginal lesions, which may have contributed to this increased risk.
Reference: Wikipedia Nonoxynol-9
Apparently no one told them about iodine.
“Tincture of iodine effectively destroys virus and fungus on contact. Ninety percent of bacteria is killed on the skin within ninety seconds.”
No million$$$$ to be made promoting iodine.
Hmm. I remember seeing iodide on my salt shaker. Iodized salt. I wonder what problems arise without iodine in the diet?
“Iodine deficiency is a lack of the trace element iodine, an essential nutrient in the diet. It may result in a goiter, sometimes as an endemic goiter as well as cretinism due to untreated congenital hypothyroidism, which results in developmental delays and other health problems. Iodine deficiency is an important public health issue as it is a preventable cause of intellectual disability.”
Apparently those who prescribe nongoodidea-9 suffer from this deficiency.