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U.S. sets record in sexual disease cases-(superbug California,Hawaii,South,Midwest.)
ap ^ | 11/13/07 | By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

Posted on 11/13/2007 6:53:48 PM PST by Flavius

ATLANTA - More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year — the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials said Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they think better and more intensive screening accounts for much of the increase, but added that chlamydia was not the only sexually transmitted disease on the rise.

Gonorrhea rates are jumping again after hitting a record low, and an increasing number of cases are caused by a "superbug" version resistant to common antibiotics.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antibotics; cdc; promiscuity; std; yuck
superbug California and Hawaii, South,parts of the Midwest.


1 posted on 11/13/2007 6:53:50 PM PST by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Reason #3,249 not to sleep around town.


2 posted on 11/13/2007 6:57:17 PM PST by Santa Fe_Conservative
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

3 posted on 11/13/2007 6:57:35 PM PST by TexGuy
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To: Flavius

4 posted on 11/13/2007 6:58:06 PM PST by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place

5 posted on 11/13/2007 7:04:54 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Flavius

We can’t fight this superbug when Bush has all of out National Guard troops in Iraq. They must return home to teach us how to but condoms on cucumbers, for the children.


6 posted on 11/13/2007 7:12:12 PM PST by Taxbilly
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To: Flavius

i read a while ago that

80% of women over 50 years of age

have an std.


7 posted on 11/13/2007 7:13:41 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: Flavius
While the moral implications are serious, some of the “increase” comes from new, quick, and cheap diagnostics and not from a real increase. Chlamidia is, or used to be, difficult to diagnose and is sometimes symptomless or silent.

It’s also suspected that condoms are not that good against male-female transmission (some results say it is, some not- more work needed), and of course condoms don’t work in female-female transmission.

So telling kids that condoms will keep them safe, and same-sex exploration is natural, could be a causative factor in the increased report frequency.

8 posted on 11/13/2007 7:14:07 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Flavius
superbug California, South, parts of the Midwest.

How much of it is coming from south of the border

9 posted on 11/13/2007 7:17:17 PM PST by YellowRoseofTx
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To: DBrow

I’m so glad I’m not single anymore/”shudder”


10 posted on 11/13/2007 7:18:44 PM PST by PROCON
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To: DBrow
and of course condoms don’t work in female-female transmission.

Huh? They don't...??? ;)
11 posted on 11/13/2007 7:25:26 PM PST by Santa Fe_Conservative
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To: PROCON
The diseases are different and of course there’s HIV, but things have improved tremendously compared to 60 years ago.

Or, how would you liked dating in Europe during the virtual epidemic of syphilis, with penicillin not even a gleam in the petri dish’s eye?

12 posted on 11/13/2007 7:28:00 PM PST by DBrow
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To: ken21

which country(s)?


13 posted on 11/13/2007 7:30:44 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: DBrow

That’s why I’ve always told my children that abstinence works every time it’s tried!!


14 posted on 11/13/2007 7:39:53 PM PST by PROCON
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To: Fitzcarraldo

u.s.

here’s one example, but not the one that i read several months ago:

http://homepage.mac.com/georgia.nesmith/iblog/C191060534/E1307881895/index.html

“by age 50, at least 80 percent of women will have acquired genital HPV infection.”


15 posted on 11/13/2007 7:44:47 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: DBrow
It’s also suspected that condoms are not that good against male-female transmission (some results say it is, some not- more work needed), and of course condoms don’t work in female-female transmission.

What's a boy to do?!?

Does that mean that the horny little dudes with tired wrists should stick to sheep, until marriage?

Condoms aren't reliable (DUH!); milk bottles are almost non-existent anymore; vacuum cleaners regularly cause trips to the ER; teachers have a habit of drawing suspicion; girls really DO have 'cooties'....

16 posted on 11/13/2007 8:07:39 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Flavius

I read a story the other day from the UK that also was stating there has a been a big rise in chlamydia cases in the UK too. Apparently they are very worried about it over there, from the standpoint that not many gals know they have it nad are worried about sterilization from it.


17 posted on 11/13/2007 8:22:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: ken21
While I have no doubt there is some increase, that study is crap. Every time I hear it spoken of, it’s a feminist who says it, and it’s a clearly venomous rant about how, “It comes from MEN! they are always to blame.

It is also being hyped by pharmaceuticals who want to promote Cardicil, even though it only protects against a couple of strains, and has killed quite a few young women now.

It’s curious, that until recently, within the last 10 years or so, chlamydia wasn’t a sexually transmitted disease. Curious if you ask me.

18 posted on 11/13/2007 8:32:23 PM PST by gidget7 ( Vote for the Arsenal of Democracy, because America RUNS on Duncan!)
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To: gidget7
"It’s curious, that until recently, within the last 10 years or so, chlamydia wasn’t a sexually transmitted disease."

How was it transmitted between those years when I was a kid and 10 years ago?

19 posted on 11/13/2007 8:40:21 PM PST by gnarledmaw (It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration.)
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To: gnarledmaw

“It’s curious, that until recently, within the last 10 years or so, chlamydia wasn’t a sexually transmitted disease.”
How was it transmitted between those years when I was a kid and 10 years ago?

You don’t need sexual contact to spread chlamydia. You just need contact. SO, if people don’t wash well or enough they can spread that disease just like any other.


20 posted on 11/13/2007 9:41:05 PM PST by bigred41
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To: Flavius

Has anyone been keeping tabs on Clinton?


21 posted on 11/14/2007 10:07:25 AM PST by TheMightyQuinn
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To: ApplegateRanch

“What’s a boy to do?!?”

And chickens give you bird flu, and a slab of liver and a hand vibrator gives you Cruzfeltz-Jacobs disease.


22 posted on 11/14/2007 7:20:22 PM PST by DBrow
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To: ken21

HAHAHAHAH!

You mean “have had” not “have”

YAHOOO, that is funny!!!!


23 posted on 11/14/2007 7:22:12 PM PST by Professional
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To: Professional

no.

i mean “have”.

as in “have now”. in many instances it doesn’t go away.

for example, chlamydia causes damage before many women are aware they even have it. infertility is irreversible.

for example, genital herpes can stay in the body forever.

so, i mean “have”.


24 posted on 11/14/2007 7:52:57 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: ken21

Dang...


25 posted on 11/14/2007 7:58:38 PM PST by Professional
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