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After Hookups, E-Cards That Warn (Homosexuals), ‘Get Checked’ (for diseases)
New York Times ^ | January 20, 2009 | David Tuller

Posted on 01/20/2009 4:59:03 PM PST by reaganaut1

SAN FRANCISCO — Steve, a health care worker in his 30s, had been told more than once that he had been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection. So when it happened again, he was not upset — even though this time he learned about it through an anonymous online postcard, e-mailed by a man with whom he had had sex.

“What was important was that I was being notified that there was a possibility that I may have been exposed to syphilis,” said Steve, who asked that his last name be withheld to protect his privacy.

The Internet has made it much easier to connect for sexual hookups. In response, public health officials have been exploring ways to harness the online world for conducting safe-sex education and preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases by alerting people exposed to them.

The e-card, which allows the sender to select the disease involved and includes links to public health sites and services, is part of that strategy.

“Notifying the person exposed to a sexually transmitted infection is the critical piece in preventing further spread,” said Dr. Susan Blank, New York City’s assistant health commissioner for sexually transmitted disease. “And as the reach of the Internet expands for use in finding instant sex partners, we’re using that technology as part of the solution.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: disgusting; gays; homosexuals; homsexualagenda; hookups; perversion; promiscuity; stds
It's too much to ask of homosexuals to tell prospective sex partners about disease beforehand? I guess that would spoil the romance of sodomy with strangers.
1 posted on 01/20/2009 4:59:04 PM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

I know I shouldn’t post but........... SICK......


2 posted on 01/20/2009 5:01:12 PM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: reaganaut1
Coming soon to your nearest military base...
3 posted on 01/20/2009 5:03:36 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: reaganaut1

A health care worker having promiscuous gay sex waits until he gets an anonymous postcard before assuming that he might have syphilis? Good Lord!


4 posted on 01/20/2009 5:04:06 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("A laurel, and hearty handshake ....")
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“What was important was that I was being notified that there was a possibility that I may have been exposed to syphilis,” said Steve, who asked that his last name be withheld to protect his privacy.

Isn't that just swell.

5 posted on 01/20/2009 5:04:35 PM PST by A message
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To: reaganaut1
Steve, a health care worker in his 30s, had been told more than once that he had been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection. So when it happened again, he was not upset

Steve was quoted as saying "Ah hell, I already have seven sexually transmitted diseases, so I don't get too worked up about getting a couple more"

6 posted on 01/20/2009 5:04:49 PM PST by DCBurgess58
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To: reaganaut1

... because you care enough to give the very best.


7 posted on 01/20/2009 5:05:09 PM PST by earlJam
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To: reaganaut1
Amoral perverts.....99% of whom can be found at some Inauguration Screw-A-Thon in DC at this very moment.
8 posted on 01/20/2009 5:07:13 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama's worst fear is that the fat Governor will sing!)
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To: reaganaut1
A nurse I once worked with contracted AIDS *and* Hepatitis C
from a needlestick thanks to some filthy junkie or pervert.
9 posted on 01/20/2009 5:09:39 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama's worst fear is that the fat Governor will sing!)
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To: caver

Sick AND freakin’ disgusting. Now Hussein wants to unlimit the homos from screwing up the “don’t tell” policy.


10 posted on 01/20/2009 5:11:25 PM PST by max americana
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To: reaganaut1

I saw the results of a study that concluded 70% of all gay men were born that way..the other 30% just got sucked into it.


11 posted on 01/20/2009 5:11:25 PM PST by rigor mortis
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Apparently it is!! It is also too much to expect that the next time you go in for any kind of health care, or the last time you went for that matter, that the health care worker is free of that sort of disease. This guy, unashamed that he is, has gotten the news ......how many times already?
12 posted on 01/20/2009 5:13:01 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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First, the guy is totally unfazed at being exposed to syphilis. No big deal. I got an ecard about it. That is NOT the attitude most people would have.

Second, this disease ridden (having sex with filthy diseased folks) pervert is working in the healthcare industry. And exposing everyone he touches to the possibility of infection.

Third, for all of the above, gross.


13 posted on 01/20/2009 5:14:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: reaganaut1

There’s a “Hallmark moment” in here, somewhere.


14 posted on 01/20/2009 5:15:44 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: 2banana

So true...our bases and ships are about to become bath houses! UGH.


15 posted on 01/20/2009 5:16:26 PM PST by spacejunkie01
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To: Gay State Conservative

Your nurse friend is the real victim of this perversion. Don’t ever let them tell you their private behavior doesn’t hurt or affect anyone else.


16 posted on 01/20/2009 5:16:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: earlJam

17 posted on 01/20/2009 5:16:52 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange
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To: rigor mortis

LOL


18 posted on 01/20/2009 5:18:16 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange
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To: Secret Agent Man

Says a lot about their mental state, doesn’t it.


19 posted on 01/20/2009 5:19:17 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: reaganaut1

This guy is only a couple depressive moments away from bug chasing....


20 posted on 01/20/2009 5:20:20 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: reaganaut1

“Roses are red;
Violets are blue;
I put some bad stuff;
There where you poo!

Sincerely,

xxxxx”


21 posted on 01/20/2009 5:26:53 PM PST by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: reaganaut1

At least they’re exchanging email addresses and maybe names, not just intimate bodily fluids.


22 posted on 01/20/2009 5:41:08 PM PST by informavoracious
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To: reaganaut1
Gosh, it appears that the New York Times is now in the business of publishing sentimental love stories...

/s

23 posted on 01/20/2009 5:57:41 PM PST by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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To: reaganaut1

Remember how Wal-Mart is now starting to offer medical clinic outpatient services? Well, how so ever it was done, and paid for, it would be a grand idea if they offered simple VD screening as well, thrown in at little cost. They might pay for it with follow up treatments.

The effect on the public health would be huge. One blood sample that looked for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, BV, chancroid, Donovanosis, LGV, NGU, staphylococcal infection, herpes, hepatitis, HTLV 1, 2, HPV, MCV, trichomoniasis and others.

With just a decade, many of these diseases could be close to being wiped out in the US, or at least severely diminished, as well as preventing secondary diseases and damage, and protecting infants from congenital transmission.


24 posted on 01/20/2009 6:32:33 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: reaganaut1
WTF!

I think Moses is just about to throw down the Ten Commandments... AGAIN... some segments of society is/are going down the tubes.

25 posted on 01/20/2009 7:46:22 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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Let’s see...he gets an ANONYMOUS e-card from somebody he’s ALREADY had sex with...but he’s concerned about his “privacy.”


26 posted on 01/20/2009 8:26:24 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan

Isn’t that like putting on the bullet-proof vest on after you’ve been shot...


27 posted on 01/20/2009 11:24:12 PM PST by gman992
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