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U.S. herpes rates remain high - CDC (1 in 6)
Reuters ^ | JoAnne Allen

Posted on 03/09/2010 12:04:07 PM PST by Abathar

WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - About 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.

Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent and women were nearly twice likely as men to be infected, according to an analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 21 percent of women were infected with genital herpes, compared to only 11.5 percent of men, while 39 percent of blacks were infected compared to about 12 percent for whites, the CDC said.

There is no cure for genital herpes, or herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which can cause recurrent and painful genital sores and also increases the likelihood of acquiring and transmitting the AIDS virus. It is related to herpes simplex virus 1, or oral herpes, which causes cold sores.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cdc; genitalherpes; herpes; std
I remember when Herpes was the worst thing that anyone could ever hear from their doctor, now it's almost like a relief-

"Oh thank goodness, I thought it was something serious!"

1 posted on 03/09/2010 12:04:08 PM PST by Abathar
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To: Abathar

1:6, gee that’s sort of an epidemic, isn’t it? Imagine, an epidemic of sexually transmitted disease in the Land of Madonna.


2 posted on 03/09/2010 12:06:40 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (let the rich eat the rich.)
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To: Abathar

Thank you, emailing this to my teenaged boys.


3 posted on 03/09/2010 12:08:42 PM PST by Pavegunner72
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To: the invisib1e hand

I was afraid to point out the demographics, every time I mention facts like that a little black kid pops up and mimes the word RACIST! at me...


4 posted on 03/09/2010 12:08:44 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
My church taught a simple way to live a moral life, and as a bonus no one who followed their Word had to worry about this.

My public school taught a simple way to have fun without values or emotional ties, just enjoying physical pleasure (although the pleasure can be found with the values and emotional ties too), and as a bonus we get one in six with this "oopsie".

5 posted on 03/09/2010 12:11:39 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Abathar

PD James’ “Children of Men” pretty much predicts a time when females can no longer conceive in the normal way.

That time might arrive sooner rather than later.


6 posted on 03/09/2010 12:13:18 PM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: Abathar

Ron Mexico.....Google it!


7 posted on 03/09/2010 12:14:28 PM PST by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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To: Abathar

Herpes: the Greek god of sexually transmitted diseases and easy women.

;)


8 posted on 03/09/2010 12:16:31 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Abathar

If only abortion was legal, this wouldn’t be a problem. < /sarc >


9 posted on 03/09/2010 12:19:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Pollster1

I got into a verbal altercation with a nurse a few days before I got married over the law in Michigan that tells them you have to get a lecture on AIDS before you get your marriage license. I told her it was stupid to make a guy getting married sit through this and she went off on me -

“Don’t you worry about the AIDS epidemic?!?”

“nope, I’m getting married next week and I have no concern whatsoever about it”

“How can you say that? millions of people will die from this!!”

I told her they should have this little talk before kids get their drivers licenses, not someone who is about to swear themselves to a partner for the rest of their lives. I guess she must have been a jilted lover or something, but I still remember her look of disgust with me when I just laughed her concern off.


10 posted on 03/09/2010 12:19:39 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Niteranger68
"Many fans bought custom jerseys from NFL.com with Vick's number 7 and the name "MEXICO" on the back. The NFL has since banned customizing jerseys with the name Mexico."

*snicker*

11 posted on 03/09/2010 12:23:17 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar


12 posted on 03/09/2010 12:29:31 PM PST by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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To: Abathar

Wasn’t sex ed in schools was supposed to minimize STDs? Guess not.


13 posted on 03/09/2010 12:38:16 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Abathar

“Because herpes is so prevalent it becomes ... a really important reason to use condoms on a consistent and correct basis with all of your partners,”

ALL of your partners?

Houston, I think we have found the problem.


14 posted on 03/09/2010 12:46:09 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

exactly.


15 posted on 03/09/2010 12:47:46 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Ok, what??

“Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent”


16 posted on 03/09/2010 12:50:19 PM PST by Noamie
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To: Noamie

I did a double take at that figure also.


17 posted on 03/09/2010 12:51:14 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.

So the higher rate among blacks is due to:
1) Women being more susceptible, and
2) The higher rate among blacks.

Someone says this, then someone else writes it, and then another person approves it for publication. That blows my mind.

18 posted on 03/09/2010 12:51:28 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Abathar

There are even more sluts out their than horny guys. What hath the Feminazis wrought!?


19 posted on 03/09/2010 12:54:43 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Before anyone complains about the term jerkwater, please open a dictionary.)
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To: Abathar

20 posted on 03/09/2010 12:57:44 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Abathar

Ugh.

This is so wrong on so many levels that I hardly know where to start.

Lets start with progressive education system and a Progressive Media that has made it all possible.

The weakening of Moral Standards leads to problems. EVERY TIME sooner or later. There is a reason why various societies have developed them. They guide conduct in a way to make people safer and healthier generally speaking.

The liberal progressives are, and have been, eroding moral standards deliberately. They think they are doing so in the name of freedom, and never recognize that there is a PRICE in the end for making sexual activity in persons who do NOT have the life knowledge and maturity to make adult decisions (let alone ones that can have life consequences like pregnancy and SDT’s) acceptable. No, it seems they actually desire it, look at what they expose kids to on TV and the internet! There is ZERO restraint. There are a vast number of people and kids who go, in their online relationships, so far from what is normal restraint in real life. With the kids, they get used to that lack of restraint online, its a simple step for them to take it into real life and practice what they talk and text about.

Have you heard about the problem of “Sexting”? Well, and this is from my local police department, the problem is HUGE. Teens taking nude photos of themselves and sending them to others. Once that happens, it can be anywhere, and child pornographers trade the images. Once its on the internet, or sent to another phone its everywhere, just ask some of the NBA Basketball players who recently found naked pictures of themselves online. Pictures they had taken themselves! It’s a big problem. The Teens are underage, and that’s child porn. If they send it to someone else, THEY are practicing child porn, what are the police to do? Arrest 2/3rds of a high school? It really IS that big a problem. In so many ways, when it shows up online, it can’t ever be taken off.

That’s going to come back and haunt the kids doing this. But they don’t get that, and they don’t get that their “Freedom” is hurting them. But HEY! it’s all ok because nothing is wrong or over the line in the progressive world, just go clean the mess up afterward right? Treat the STD’s, “Educate” the kids as to all the graphic details regarding STD’s so they won’t do it, thereby desensitizing them just that much more. Perform the murder of an unborn child because the mother is 14... its all ok in the Progressive’s world. (Do I need the sarc tag... nah)

The Destroying a society’s moral value system, can destroy a society. It doesn’t happen over night. Its a generational destruction, it creeps slowly up and eats away at society’s foundations until it collapses.

Liberalism isn’t just a mental disorder. Progressivism isn’t progression. It’s REgression. It HURTS people, even as it claims so wrongly to be champions of freedom. Progressivism is just flat out WRONG.

/rant


21 posted on 03/09/2010 12:59:22 PM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Its amazing to recognize what they are saying when you parse out the meaning in the language. Its sickening really.


22 posted on 03/09/2010 1:00:52 PM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Danae

Do people just gloss over the words, not realizing that the guy is saying the elevated rate among blacks is essentially caused by the elevated rate among blacks? Has the whole world gone completely stupid?


23 posted on 03/09/2010 1:05:43 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Abathar

Not sure if to trust those rates from the CDC. Nevertheless having little gremlins growing and itching in the genital area would be dreadful. No danke.


24 posted on 03/09/2010 1:06:26 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I would guess so.... You can find examples like this all over the place. They are telling the truth, but they are literally putting it in a way that makes it seem like something acceptable.

When you parse the language.... How is it that more people don’t notice this?


25 posted on 03/09/2010 1:08:50 PM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Abathar

Man, that is a lot of people.


26 posted on 03/09/2010 1:26:10 PM PST by Persevero ("Our culture is far better than a retarded Islamic culture." -Geert Wilders)
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To: eleni121

Moral females, unless the victims of rape, should still be able to reproduce :)


27 posted on 03/09/2010 1:33:02 PM PST by Persevero ("Our culture is far better than a retarded Islamic culture." -Geert Wilders)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
biological factors that make women more susceptible

I wonder what biological factors. Is it that white women are more likely to have sex with black men infected with herpes than white men with black women?

28 posted on 03/09/2010 2:02:41 PM PST by Reeses
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To: Abathar

Hold on, let me get this straight....39% of black males have herpes...

This wouldn’t be a cultural thing, would it? And, I don’t know, if so will B. Hussein Obama take this up as a cause?

Naaaah, not a freakin’ chance.


29 posted on 03/09/2010 2:07:06 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Noamie

“Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent”

Herpes must be bushes fault.


30 posted on 03/09/2010 2:09:27 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Abathar

The gift that keeps on giving.


31 posted on 03/09/2010 2:10:21 PM PST by glorgau
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To: Abathar

Good reason to stay faithful to one’s spouse. Even MORE people than 1 in 6 have Chlamidia!


32 posted on 03/09/2010 2:12:17 PM PST by montag813
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To: Retired Greyhound
a really important reason to use condoms on a consistent and correct basis with all of your partners

That's bunk advice. Condoms do not protect against herpes, which can be transmitted leg to leg, from the mouth, and many other ways. There is no effective risk management other than choosing fewer partners carefully.

33 posted on 03/09/2010 2:12:52 PM PST by Reeses
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To: Abathar

Hey gang, don’t hurt me it’s little old me, Herpes. Cooler than your best friend, I’ll stay with you till the end. You won’t see me everyday, but every few years I’ll come say, “Hey!” That’s right! No cure for me in sight, I won’t go without a fight!


34 posted on 03/09/2010 2:14:24 PM PST by MiltonFriedmanFan
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To: eleni121

PD James’ “Children of Men” pretty much predicts a time when females can no longer conceive in the normal way.

That time might arrive sooner rather than later.


The market place will always solve the problem quicker than govt can. Sounds like more conservatives on the way................


35 posted on 03/09/2010 2:15:09 PM PST by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: Abathar

Must be that viruses are rascist.


36 posted on 03/09/2010 2:24:16 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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