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After Linking New Strain of Staph to Gay Men, University Scrambles to Clarify
NY Times ^ | January 20, 2008 | JESSE McKINLEY

Posted on 01/20/2008 8:01:06 AM PST by reaganaut1

Edited on 01/20/2008 9:18:47 AM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]

On Monday, a team of researchers led by doctors from the University of California at San Francisco announced that gay men were “many times more likely than others” to acquire a new strain of drug-resistant staphylococcus, a nasty, fast-spreading and potential lethal bacteria known as MRSA USA300. And sure enough, the study, published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, was quickly picked up by reporters round the world and across the Internet, including a London tabloid which dubbed the disease “the new H.I.V.”


(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: eradicatethevector; gay; gays; homosexuality; immorality; isolatethevector; mrsa; promiscuity; staphylococcus; vector
For gay activists, the truth hurts.
1 posted on 01/20/2008 8:01:11 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

immorality has consequences..


2 posted on 01/20/2008 8:01:37 AM PST by Cinnamon
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To: reaganaut1

Got link?


3 posted on 01/20/2008 8:02:11 AM PST by Dysart
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To: reaganaut1

Link?


4 posted on 01/20/2008 8:02:17 AM PST by sono (I'm an optimistic realist. I look at the glass half full and ask: "Are you're gonna drink that?")
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To: reaganaut1

Staff staph.


5 posted on 01/20/2008 8:03:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: Admin Moderator; All

Oops, forgot the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/us/20castro.html
New York Times
January 20, 2008
by JESSE McKINLEY


6 posted on 01/20/2008 8:03:27 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1
“And we’re sick and tired of it.”

In more ways than one.

7 posted on 01/20/2008 8:04:26 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: reaganaut1

You reap what you sow.

8 posted on 01/20/2008 8:09:59 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: reaganaut1
The way they keep targeting gays homosexuals as if gays homosexuals alone are responsible for it, its like H.I.V./AIDS all over again,” said Colin Thurlow, 60, who is gay homosexual and lives in San Francisco. “And we’re sick and tired of it.” ...

fixed that.


I would venture to say that the normal hetrosexual part of our society is getting sick of this perverted lifestyle spreading these diseases.

9 posted on 01/20/2008 8:10:01 AM PST by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of out-thinking our adversaries?)
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To: randog

lmao


10 posted on 01/20/2008 8:10:04 AM PST by Cinnamon
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To: reaganaut1

now they’re trying to cover up the truth...
IIRC - it’s a newer, very nasty variant of MRSA


11 posted on 01/20/2008 8:15:30 AM PST by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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To: reaganaut1

And, when they do it the wrong way, LOVE hurts...


12 posted on 01/20/2008 8:15:49 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: reaganaut1

Gays may be able to control our media so that they can brainwash us with the “gay is good” mantra, but it seems Mother Nature herself doesn’t care much for them.


13 posted on 01/20/2008 8:20:00 AM PST by Vision Thing
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To: reaganaut1

“For gay activists, the truth hurts.” and must be destroyed at any cost.


14 posted on 01/20/2008 8:23:25 AM PST by null and void (We're tired of being sucked up to once every 4 years and stabbed in the back the rest of the time.)
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To: Dick Bachert

A.I.D.S. = Adios Infected.....


15 posted on 01/20/2008 8:23:49 AM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: reaganaut1
“We deplore negative targeting of specific populations in association with MRSA infections or other public health concerns,” it concluded. Dr. Henry Chambers, one of the report’s authors and a professor of medicine at the university, said he was surprised by how the report had been spun.

Really ?

I seriously doubt this report would have been revised if they found a new STD linked with female to male prostitution

Hookers aren't a PC protected group of people.

16 posted on 01/20/2008 8:24:07 AM PST by Popman (Gold Standard: Trying to squeeze a 50 lb economy back into a 5 lb bag)
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To: reaganaut1

This NEW threat could have been expected.
Bill Clinton’s CDC released figures a number of years ago reflecting that fully
85% of all AIDS/HIV cases are
1. Active, non-monogamous homosexuals,
(the largest subset)
2. Heterosexuals and bisexuals who have had sex with group 1 and
3. IV drug abusers who share needles.
(Kinda gives new meaning to Romans 6:23, doesn’t it?)
The remaining 15% are those who have contracted AIDS via other means (such as blood transfusions, making THEM the REAL victims of AIDS.
One homosexual “leader” on the West Coast URGED his fellow homosexuals to CONTINUE to
attempt to contaminate in order to involve the straight community in the push to increase federal funding for AIDS research. What a guy — er — gay!

That “research.” BTW, would much less necessary if these folks would simply stop doing nasty and unhealthy things to themselves.


17 posted on 01/20/2008 8:24:19 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: reaganaut1; Lead Moderator

18 posted on 01/20/2008 8:24:27 AM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: reaganaut1

Everyone should thank this group for a major assist in the increase in TB cases.

THe CDC wants to screen every admit to a hospital for HIV but is not interested in easily transmissible diseases like TB. Politics as usual...if we screen everyone for HIV then everyone will think its normal.


19 posted on 01/20/2008 8:25:10 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We have become an oligarchy not a Republic.)
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To: reaganaut1

“The way they keep targeting gays as if gays alone are responsible for it, its like H.I.V./AIDS all over again,” said Colin Thurlow, 60, who is gay and lives in San Francisco. “And we’re sick and tired of it.”

Just imagine how sick you’ll be if Little Colin falls off because of that staph infection, my friend.


20 posted on 01/20/2008 8:25:11 AM PST by RichInOC ("Gimme back my bullets...put 'em back where they belong..." (No! BAD Rich!))
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To: reaganaut1
"The way they keep targeting gays as if gays alone are responsible for it, its like H.I.V./AIDS all over again,” said Colin Thurlow, 60, who is gay and lives in San Francisco. “And we’re sick and tired of it.

Politicizing disease hasn't done much for the so-called "gay community" either. Consider that the treatment routinely prescribed for HIV-positive individuals--even those who are without symptoms--usually causes horrible side effects and consequent immune system depletion, actually giving AIDS to people who wouldn't otherwise have gotten it. Yet anyone who suggests that something other than HIV is causing AIDS, such as immune system depletion through continuous promiscuous anal sex, drug abuse and the rampant use of antibiotics, is accused of "blaming the victim." And the terrible drugs that are being pushed on the HIV-positive, which are nothing short of poisons, were pushed through by activists demanding that society "do something" to cure an illness that is completely avoidable through behavioral changes.

We've politicized disease, and now we're in the process of politicizing climatology.

21 posted on 01/20/2008 8:27:23 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Recent studies show that those who survive HIV on anti HIV drugs, after decades (we now have data) of taking the drugs that keep them alive, the side affects on their health is pronounce. HIV patients on AIDS drugs exhibit health problems of a late 60 year old person when the patient reaches his 50’s.


22 posted on 01/20/2008 8:48:36 AM PST by Fee
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To: reaganaut1
And sure enough, the study, published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, was quickly picked up by reporters round the world and across the Internet, including a London tabloid which dubbed the disease “the new H.I.V.”

I'm surprised that no-one has made a joke out of this yet.

23 posted on 01/20/2008 8:51:54 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Dick Bachert

15% of AIDS patients contracting the disease innocently is an enormous overstatement.

Through 2005, 55% of US AIDS cases were contracted by homosexuals being homosexual. 26% were druggies sharing needles. 17% were “high risk heterosexual contact”, which is a euphemism for women sleeping with bisexuals. The large majority of this group is black women infected by black men who became infected practicing homosexuality in prison.

Only 2% of total cases were blood transfusions, accidental contact, perinatal, unknown, or other. Most of which took place early on before the disease was fully understood. For 2005 only, the most recent year for which statistics are available, the ‘other’ category had shrunk to 1%.

And you and I are paying $20 billion a year to find treatments and buy free drugs for these perverts.


24 posted on 01/20/2008 8:54:51 AM PST by CGTRWK
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To: reaganaut1

I used to think a staph infection meant your people are in for some downtime.


25 posted on 01/20/2008 9:00:39 AM PST by ROTB (Front Runner=rich guy who doesn't hate evil and strives to offend no one, & WILL SELL YOU OUT.)
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To: reaganaut1

I am tired of these perverts being shoved at me by the media. I will always until the day I die know that men on men sex is not the norm and is a health threat to every one. They get what they deserve. They know that men on men sex will KILL you so let them die.


26 posted on 01/20/2008 9:10:50 AM PST by Pilated
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To: reaganaut1
The real story here is the fact that the university is being beat into submission by the gay activists and the government. Unapproved, Un-PC speak is the reason.

Gotta love this money quote from the article:

Mr. Diep, 29, said on Friday he regretted not being more thorough in communicating his research to reporters. He said that the term “general population” was part of medical jargon used in the report, which did not translate well.

“It’s really meant to be used to mean all inclusive, including the men-who-have-sex-with-men population,” he said.

27 posted on 01/20/2008 9:37:23 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (10mm. When 9 just ain't enough.)
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To: reaganaut1
My 83 year old stepmother contracted MRSA while in a nursing home. There was a male head nurse who treated her. He did appear quite feminine to me though.

When I learned she had MRCA (which I had never heard of) I looked it up on the Internet and they said it is quite prevalent in hospitals and nursing homes.

She consequently died.

28 posted on 01/20/2008 9:38:15 AM PST by Spunky ("You have Freedom of Choice, but not the Consequences.")
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To: reaganaut1
Preventive measures include frequently cleaning hands, clothes and open wounds, abstention from having sex or any intimate relations with gays.
29 posted on 01/20/2008 9:43:03 AM PST by matthew fuller (Fred Thompson/ John Bolton 2008)
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To: reaganaut1
And God shall smite the for thy's transgressions
30 posted on 01/20/2008 9:44:25 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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“We deplore negative targeting of specific populations in association with MRSA infections or other public health concerns,” it concluded. Dr. Henry Chambers, one of the report’s authors and a professor of medicine at the university, said he was surprised by how the report had been spun.

“I think we were looking at this from a scientific point of view and not projecting any political impact,” he said. “We were focusing on the data. You want to make sure it’s as right as possible and written up in a form that reviewers would understand what you’re trying to say, and do it in a clear manner so it’s not subject to misinterpretation. Which is what happened later, it appears.”

One of the major sore points for some critics was a quote attributed to the report’s lead author, Bien Diep, a researcher who said he was concerned about “a potential spread of this strain into the general population.”p> Diep, 29, said on Friday he regretted not being more thorough in communicating his research to reporters. He said that the term “general population” was part of medical jargon used in the report, which did not translate well.

“It’s really meant to be used to mean all inclusive, including the men-who-have-sex-with-men population,” he said.

Hilarious!! These people are spinning like a top to be politically correct.
They are disgraceful.

31 posted on 01/20/2008 9:46:22 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: reaganaut1

Regardless of whether one believes one is born or chooses to be gay, this issue is a direct result of the choices that many gays make. If the gay community was largely monogamous and non-drug using, none of this disease thing would be much of a problem. Instead of sleeping with one (or more) different guys every night, a gay man (if he believes in the propaganda about wanting love/marriage that he most likely spouts off all the time) should be looking for a longterm partner.

There are people who contract deadly diseases through no fault of their own. Hey, if you get AIDS through a blood transfusion or rape, I feel bad for ya. But if you slept with 100s of people, you dug your own damn grave.


32 posted on 01/20/2008 9:52:54 AM PST by NinoFan
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To: NinoFan

AIDS should be HIV in that previous post.


33 posted on 01/20/2008 9:54:02 AM PST by NinoFan
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London tabloid which dubbed the disease “the new H.I.V.”

London. Tabloid. CSUSF scrambles to clarify.

Academic reaction to a tabloid? What did they ever clarify about BatBoy or the Alien that shook hands with all the Presidents?

34 posted on 01/20/2008 9:55:59 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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To: reaganaut1

Once again, PC kills. The gay lobby jumped on this one and is trying to silence the scientists who revealed the truth.
The left is trying to promote homosexuality and with it the diseases that accompany it.
They would rather have people dead!!


35 posted on 01/20/2008 10:02:54 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (damn the left)
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To: reaganaut1

It is indeed an interesting time in which we live, a time where, if one dares to tell the truth about a subject tacitly off-limits, he can expect to learn the rules against such naivety as he is ushered out the door.

Has everybody forgotten that what we call AIDS is short for acquired immune-deficiency syndrome?

And isn’t that diagnosis supported and bolstered by the fact that those who have the syndrome are susceptible to almost any opportunistic pathogen?


36 posted on 01/20/2008 10:21:20 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: cripplecreek
Staff staph>

Anals of Internal Medicine??

37 posted on 01/20/2008 10:29:58 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Geek Squad -- if you're desperate and don't need a PC for over a month, we'll get around to it.)
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To: reaganaut1
Methamphetamine Use and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections
Table 2. Risk factors for MRSA skin and soft tissue infection*
Risk factors Case-patients,no. (%) Controls, no. (%) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR† (95% CI)
Drug use and medical history
Recent skin infection‡ 34 (42.0) 22 (7.8) 8.41 (4.54–15.59) 7.92 (4.10–15.28)
Recent methamphetamine use‡ 8 (9.9) 5 (1.8) 5.64 (1.80–17.69) 5.10 (1.55–16.79)
Antimicrobial agents within 6 months 40 (49.4) 114 (40.1) 1.43 (0.87–2.34) 1.52 (0.89–2.60)
Recent hospitalization, surgery, or dialysis‡ 8 (9.9) 27 (9.5) 1.06 (0.46–2.44) 1.24 (0.51–2.97)
Diabetes 10 (12.4) 23 (8.1) 1.61 (0.73–3.57) 2.03 (0.83–4.98)
Liver disease 1 (1.2) 9 (3.2) 0.38 (0.05–3.07) 0.59 (0.70–4.91)
Contact exposure
Household contact with someone with skin infection 21 (25.9) 27 (9.5) 3.26 (1.72–6.17) 3.19 (1.58–6.48)
Crowding (>1 person/bedroom) 44 (54.3) 111 (39.1) 2.06 (1.22–3.45) 1.78 (1.004–3.15)§
Recent sexual contact‡ 48 (59.3) 182 (64.1) 0.85 (0.51–1.42) 0.68 (0.38–1.22)
Recent sexual contact with someone with skin infection‡ 7 (8.6) 6 (2.1) 4.28 (1.40–13.08) 5.42 (1.68–17.50)
Recent contact sports‡ 9 (11.1) 11 (3.9) 2.92 (1.17–7.31) 1.37 (0.47–4.03)
Recent jail‡ 4 (4.9) 9 (3.2) 1.46 (0.44–4.90) 1.75 (0.48–6.42)
Hygiene practices
Frequent skin picking 17 (20.1) 24 (8.5) 2.77 (1.40–5.47) 2.53 (1.22–5.23)
Bathe less than daily 5 (6.2) 31 (10.9) 0.50 (0.19–1.34) 0.56 (0.19–1.67)

38 posted on 01/20/2008 11:27:31 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

What about the clinton inspired blood collection from prisoners who gave thousands of people AIDS? These leftists just don’t care. I think they sent the blood to Canada.


39 posted on 01/20/2008 12:15:12 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: reaganaut1
National gay rights groups were quick to label such talk as “hysteria,” even as researchers as the university scrambled to clarify their findings. On Friday, it issued an apology, saying their release had “contained some information that could be interpreted as misleading.”

“We deplore negative targeting of specific populations in association with MRSA infections or other public health concerns,” it concluded. Dr. Henry Chambers, one of the report’s authors and a professor of medicine at the university, said he was surprised by how the report had been spun.

“I think we were looking at this from a scientific point of view and not projecting any political impact,” he said. “We were focusing on the data. You want to make sure it’s as right as possible and written up in a form that reviewers would understand what you’re trying to say, and do it in a clear manner so it’s not subject to misinterpretation. Which is what happened later, it appears.”

One of the major sore points for some critics was a quote attributed to the report’s lead author, Bien Diep, a researcher who said he was concerned about “a potential spread of this strain into the general population.”

This is rich.

Emergence of Multidrug-Resistant, Community-Associated, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clone USA300 in Men Who Have Sex with Men

"Results: The overall incidence of multidrug-resistant USA300 infection in San Francisco was 26 cases per 100 000 persons (95% CI, 16 to 36 cases per 100 000 persons); the incidence was higher in 8 contiguous ZIP codes with a higher proportion of male same-sex couples. Male–male sex was a risk factor for multidrug-resistant USA300 infection (relative risk, 13.2 [CI, 1.7 to 101.6]; P < 0.001) independent of past MRSA infection (relative risk, 2.1 [CI, 1.2 to 3.7]; P = 0.007) or clindamycin use (relative risk, 2.1 [1.2 to 3.6]; P = 0.007). The risk seemed to be independent of HIV infection. In San Francisco, multidrug-resistant USA300 manifested most often as infection of the buttocks, genitals, or perineum. In Boston, multidrug-resistant USA300 was recovered exclusively from men who have sex with men."

From the Editor's Note inserted into the original article from the Annals of Internal Medicine:

"Implication"

"Multidrug-resistant USA300 MRSA infection is especially common among men who have sex with men. It might be sexually transmitted in this population."

Read the methods. If they didn't admit to being homosexuals, their charts were checked to see if they had Pap smears done where the sun doesn't shine.

40 posted on 01/20/2008 8:02:43 PM PST by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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