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S.F. has nation's highest syphilis rate
SFGATE ^ | 11/21/03 | Sabin Russell

Posted on 11/21/2003 10:48:53 AM PST by Pikamax

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:44:57 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

With a top national ranking it could surely do without, San Francisco has surpassed Detroit as the city with the highest per-capita rate of syphilis in the United States.

Driven by an increase in new cases among gay white men, the nation's syphilis rate rose 9.1 percent in 2002, the second consecutive increase after a decade of decline that had raised hopes the sexually transmitted disease could be eliminated in the country.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 11/21/2003 10:48:54 AM PST by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax
Chase those bugs.
2 posted on 11/21/2003 10:50:00 AM PST by biblewonk (I must answer all bible questions.)
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To: Pikamax
What will they say now... "Don't ask, don't swell"?
3 posted on 11/21/2003 10:54:16 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Pikamax
Sour dough bread, Alioto's, Ghiradelli Square, chanker sores...
4 posted on 11/21/2003 10:56:08 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Pikamax
Does having any of these diseases disqualify any of them from adopting or what?

Seems like a health risk for the kids.
5 posted on 11/21/2003 10:56:37 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: Pikamax
Coming from San Francisco, the queer city of the world, now why am I not surprised? (rhetorical question)
6 posted on 11/21/2003 10:57:59 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: Pikamax
Coming from San Francisco, the queer city of the world, now why am I not surprised? (rhetorical question)
7 posted on 11/21/2003 10:58:00 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: Pikamax
Ah, the "dignity" of the "alternative lifestyle"...

I wonder if the syphillis has spread to the hamster population yet. That ought to outrage PETA...
8 posted on 11/21/2003 11:03:16 AM PST by Prime Choice (Conservative: One who doesn't believe that turning the U.S. into a third-world nation is 'progress'.)
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To: Pikamax
"...Despite a nationwide rise in syphilis cases, particularly among white men..."

I luv it when they LIE!

The above line should honestly read "particularly among HOMOSEXUALS"

HOMOSEXUALS are NOT MEN.
9 posted on 11/21/2003 11:06:02 AM PST by steplock (www.FOCUS.GOHOTSPRINGS.com)
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To: Pikamax
What a surprise

So9

10 posted on 11/21/2003 11:07:38 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (Ouchie, Ouchie, Ouchie)
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To: Pikamax
The land of Sodom? Infected with diseases? Noooo waaaaay! This has got to be noting but a vast right wing conspiracy !

$2 million a year ? They bitch about the (non-existant) cost of second hand smoke of ordinary citizens , yet they generously toss millions at the anus addicts humping in the bathouses? What the.......?
Rehab the addicts. It would save billions! (and allow another tax break)

11 posted on 11/21/2003 11:08:34 AM PST by concerned about politics ( "Satire". It's Just "Satire.".......So it is.)
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To: concerned about politics
"When you have your winky covered in dookie 24/7 your bound to pick something up." he says, exhibiting no surprise.
12 posted on 11/21/2003 11:21:09 AM PST by The_Pickle ("We have no Permanent Allies, We have no Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interests")
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To: Pikamax
"Incurable romantics"
13 posted on 11/21/2003 11:22:46 AM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: Pikamax
The rise in cases among gay men around the country has alarmed AIDS prevention experts, because syphilis is transmitted through the same unprotected sexual practices that spread HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, syphilis increases by two to five times the risk of HIV transmission, because the genital sores serve as "portals" for the AIDS virus to enter the bloodstream. In San Francisco during 2002, there were 315 new syphilis cases, for a case rate of 40.6 for every 100,000 residents. That is nearly 20 times the case rate of 2.2 for the nation as a whole.

But, But, I thought that the gay lifestyle had no health risks ! At Least thats's what They tell us...

And don't forget everyone, that if you object to a behavior that is 20 times more likely to cause uncurable debilitating disease then you are clearly a bigot.

14 posted on 11/21/2003 11:25:26 AM PST by Wil H
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To: Pikamax
Any woman on vacation in S.F. would have to be a total idiot to even consider having a quick affair in 'The City.' Just guessing -- but at least 50% of the single men living in S.F. swing both ways. Perhaps 35% of the married men are also 'double gated.' Just my personal opinion.

Play safe. Do not take any risks in S.F.

15 posted on 11/21/2003 11:44:18 AM PST by ex-Texan (CBS [SeeBS] Deserves a Long Double Flush . . . Pull the Chain!)
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To: Pikamax
I'M SO SHOCKED!!! San Francisco - the hotbed of disease!
16 posted on 11/21/2003 11:54:55 AM PST by Gerish
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To: Pikamax
That some things are considered news boggles one's imagination. That money is spent on "research" about such things is beyond ridiculous.
17 posted on 11/21/2003 11:57:37 AM PST by Ruth A.
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To: Pikamax
I'm shocked! SHOCKED, I tell ya!
18 posted on 11/21/2003 11:58:56 AM PST by hattend
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To: Pikamax
"The job of eliminating syphilis in the United States is not done,'' said Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, a deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kind of hard to eliminate now, Doctor, when the main propagators of the disease are now considered mainstream instead of mentally ill perverts.

19 posted on 11/21/2003 12:02:54 PM PST by hattend
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To: Pikamax
S.F. has nation's highest syphilis rate Increase of 127% in 2002 moves city from 6th to 1st Sabin Russell, Chronicle Medical Writer Friday, November 21, 2003

Well gee .. there is something to be proud of /s >

20 posted on 11/21/2003 12:04:25 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Pikamax
I just heard souther Riverside County California (Palm Springs) also has a very large increase in cases.
21 posted on 11/21/2003 12:08:34 PM PST by BJungNan
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To: Pikamax; *Homosexual Agenda
Bump and index ping.

Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (1.1)
Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (1.0)
Homosexual Agenda Index (bump list)

22 posted on 11/21/2003 12:12:09 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Pikamax
Goes a long way to explaining how they vote.
23 posted on 11/21/2003 12:13:55 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Wil H
But, But, I thought that the gay lifestyle had no health risks ! At Least thats's what They tell us...

For our latest list of links on the issue:

Health Hazards of the homosexual lifestyle.
It's pretty sad news.
24 posted on 11/21/2003 12:20:47 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Health Hazards of the homosexual lifestyle.

They're teaching the children in the government indoctrination centers this is a GOOD thing. It must be for population control.

25 posted on 11/21/2003 12:27:09 PM PST by concerned about politics ( "Satire". It's Just "Satire.".......So it is.)
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To: Pikamax
Oklahoma City in the top six??? That surprises me.
26 posted on 11/21/2003 12:31:07 PM PST by somedaysoon
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To: Pikamax
San Francisco...

The City by the Gay...Er, Bay.

27 posted on 11/21/2003 12:31:17 PM PST by wireman
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To: hattend
I'm shocked! SHOCKED, I tell ya!

Is Mark Morford shocked?

28 posted on 11/21/2003 12:52:00 PM PST by demlosers (Space or Bust!)
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To: concerned about politics
They're teaching the children in the government indoctrination centers this is a GOOD thing. It must be for population control.

They have to be blinded by something to teach what they teach. Speaking of schools and homosexuality...

29 posted on 11/21/2003 12:57:45 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Gerish
Round up the usual suspects. :)
30 posted on 11/21/2003 1:08:30 PM PST by blackie
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To: scripter
I wouldn't doubt the public schools are keeping the pedophile rapes very quiet. Look how long it was gong on in the Catholic church! Imagine an openly gay agenda in the schools! The kids wouldn't know it was wrong! They'd do it for an 'A' on a test!
31 posted on 11/21/2003 1:08:33 PM PST by concerned about politics ( "Satire". It's Just "Satire.".......So it is.)
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To: Pikamax
Statistics need to be re-evaluated for rate among the homosexual population

Rate per 100,000 is deceiving since it includes the entire population of Frisco

Since the article says there is a consentrated population of 50,000 homosexual males a more revealing statistic would be the rate per 100,000 for this particular group
32 posted on 11/21/2003 1:31:13 PM PST by uncbob
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To: Pikamax
Eliminate promiscuous behavior and you eliminate the problem, but I guess that never occurred to these degenerates.
33 posted on 11/21/2003 1:38:43 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: sweetliberty
Eliminate promiscuous behavior and you eliminate the problem, but I guess that never occurred to these degenerates.

Democrats are not deep thinkers.

34 posted on 11/21/2003 1:47:45 PM PST by concerned about politics ( "Satire". It's Just "Satire.".......So it is.)
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To: demlosers
Mark Morford is probably patient zero.
35 posted on 11/21/2003 2:10:49 PM PST by hattend
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To: Pikamax

"Say what!?"
36 posted on 11/21/2003 4:27:33 PM PST by O.C. - Old Cracker (When the cracker gets old, you wind up with Old Cracker. - O.C.)
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To: Pikamax
Homosexuals will forever be the primary carriers and transmitters of ever more dangerous diseases.

This is the reason God does not want us doing this.

Its unnatural and its dangerous.

Homosexuality is mnore dangerous than SUVs, Global warming or the 2nd Admendmant.

37 posted on 11/21/2003 4:27:57 PM PST by Kay Soze (We allow abortion, homosexuality and we are foolish to think God will continue to bless this nation.)
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To: Pikamax
Also where does the adnl funds needed to care for the huge and disproportionate medical expenses associated with the homosexual lifestyle?

Are the medical funds being taken from children, homeless or elderly?

38 posted on 11/21/2003 4:43:57 PM PST by Kay Soze (We allow abortion, homosexuality and we are foolish to think God will continue to bless this nation.)
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To: Pikamax
Darwin works overtime in SF, can't imagine why...
39 posted on 11/21/2003 4:46:23 PM PST by Paulus Invictus (RATS are traitors!)
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To: Kay Soze
Also where does the adnl funds needed to care for the huge and disproportionate medical expenses associated with the homosexual lifestyle?

Tax "Big Gay". The top 10 cities should add a 10% buggering tax on every citizen. < /sarcasm (well, sorta)>

40 posted on 11/21/2003 4:48:52 PM PST by hattend
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To: Pikamax
Indeed, the latest tracking data suggest the rate may now be in decline.

Maybe that's because they are dying off like flys?


41 posted on 11/21/2003 4:54:47 PM PST by unixfox (Close the borders, problems solved!)
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To: Pikamax
S.F. has nation's highest syphilis rate? Wow, what a scoop! Next they'll tell us that it gets hot in Miami.
42 posted on 11/21/2003 5:01:03 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Pikamax
I wonder why...

It's not just the homosexuals too... A lot of the men and women there are really "liberal" (Pun intended) about their sexual mores.
43 posted on 11/21/2003 5:03:21 PM PST by Killborn (Ding rules!)
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To: scripter
Thank you, there are some very intersting articles there, especially the one about why we don' wet try and prevent homosexuality as we we do smoking and alcoholism, given that it is a more damaging to the healt of the participant than both.

I also wonder why we now have programs to clinically treat "sex addition" - but only for hetrosexuals....

Go figure.
44 posted on 11/22/2003 2:31:25 PM PST by Wil H
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To: Wil H
...make that sex addiction, not addition...
45 posted on 11/22/2003 2:33:32 PM PST by Wil H
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