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Dept. of Public Health is reporting increase in cases of syphilis among gay men
WGMD News ^ | Feb 23, 2012 | Andrew Koch

Posted on 02/23/2012 8:37:42 PM PST by Beowulf9

Syphilis cases are up in gay men, according to the Delaware Department of Public Health.

76 cases of syphilis were reported to the Health Department last year. Nearly all of them were diagnosed among gay men, and the majority of those cases were in New Castle County. The department says this may be part of a rising trend in syphilis among gay men throughout the country, as increases in cases have been reported in cities such as New York, Miami, San Francisco and Chicago.

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that’s transmitted from contact with an infected person. The disease can go for years without showing any symptoms, and can lead to neurological and cardiovascular problems, among others. The Health Department says that safer sex practices and STD testing play a major role in preventing and treating the disease. The department says syphilis can be treated with just a single shot of penicillin.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gay; health; homosexualagenda; men; syphilis
Delaware Syphilis Cases on the Rise

Gay Men Particularly Hard Hit

Safer Sex Practices and More Testing Vital

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reported today a sharp increase in Syphilis cases among men who have sex with men (MSM). In 2011, 76 cases of early syphilis were reported to DPH compared with 23 cases for the same time period in 2010. Over 90% of these cases were among MSM with the majority occurring in New Castle County.

The Delaware data demonstrates the vital role that safer sex practices and sexually-transmitted disease testing play in prevention and treatment.

The increase is cases may be part of a larger trend across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), increases among MSM have been reported in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Southern California, Miami, and New York City over the past several years. In these cases, a corresponding high rate of Human Immunodeficiency (HIV) co-infection have also been documented in these outbreaks, ranging from 20 percent to 70 percent.

Although syphilis infection occurs from persons with syphilitic sores who are in the early stages of the disease, many of these sores are unrecognized. Thus, transmission may occur from persons who are unaware of their infection. Many people infected with syphilis in the later stages do not have any symptoms for years, yet if untreated, can lead to damage throughout the body including neurological and cardiovascular complications. Syphilis also increases the risk of HIV infection and, for women, can cause problems during pregnancy and for the newborn.

In most cases, syphilis is easily treated with a single injection of penicillin. Penicillin will also stop syphilis infection in contacts that may not yet show symptoms or signs.

1 posted on 02/23/2012 8:37:48 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

...unexpected...


2 posted on 02/23/2012 8:48:32 PM PST by null and void (Day 1129 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Beowulf9
The department says syphilis can be treated with just a single shot of penicillin

Correct in the initial infection (less than a year) otherwise it will need a course of injections for a cure.

3 posted on 02/23/2012 8:50:21 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Beowulf9
“Safer Sex Practices and More Testing Vital”

Necessity for FREE condoms.

4 posted on 02/23/2012 8:50:45 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: Beowulf9

The had to eat the apple off the forbidden tree. God warned against this.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 8:52:10 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Beowulf9

Next: “We All Have Syphilis” TV ads.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 8:55:43 PM PST by tumblindice (He walks, he talks, he crawls on his belly like a reptile--The Fake American President)
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To: Beowulf9

“Gay Men Particularly Hard Hit”

Some headlines just write themselves..


7 posted on 02/23/2012 8:57:15 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: tumblindice

Remember the old joke from the 80s where the gay guy comes out of the Doctor’s office jumping for joy exclaiming, “It’s Syphilis!!!”


8 posted on 02/23/2012 8:57:55 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: tumblindice

10K runs for the cure with the slogan, “Do a lap for the clap.”

Then there’s the brown ribbons...


9 posted on 02/23/2012 9:00:23 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (I voted for...)
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To: dfwgator

No, but it’s a good one!
I lived outside Kensington, a homo neighborhood actually closer to downtown San Diego off Balboa Park, 2nd & Laurel, in the early `80s and was on the outside looking in on that lifestyle.
They used to run these TV ads with these stick-figure guys looking into the camera with their ashen faces, cheeks all sunken, all spotted—really sad cases. But they didn’t tell you what they did to look like that.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 9:05:48 PM PST by tumblindice (He walks, he talks, he crawls on his belly like a reptile--The Fake American President)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL!! Won’t be able to sleep now after that laugh.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 9:16:30 PM PST by taterjay
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To: Beowulf9

Anybody remember ‘Count Spirochete’?


12 posted on 02/23/2012 9:29:37 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: Beowulf9

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reported today a sharp increase in Syphilis cases among men who have sex with men (MSM).

And?
I mean is this a surprise?


13 posted on 02/23/2012 9:30:14 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Beowulf9

Sounds like Typhoid Harry.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 9:36:16 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: null and void

O my, what a surprise. not


15 posted on 02/23/2012 9:49:47 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Beowulf9

16 posted on 02/23/2012 11:21:30 PM PST by montag813
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To: Beowulf9

thyphilith.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 12:47:11 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: cpdiii

Oral penicillins do not work for syphilis?


18 posted on 02/24/2012 12:48:32 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Jeff Chandler

So that’s what ‘the clap’ is. I knew it was an STD but I wasn’t sure which one.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 12:48:42 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin.)
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To: goat granny

Next up in the news: water is wet and the sun is hot.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 12:49:56 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin.)
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To: Beowulf9

Being gay is the single most unhealthful decision that a male can make (other than drinking gasoline). As I understand it, it shortens your life expectancy more than smoking and you are likely to be sick for a much greater proportion of your life.

If more parents would explain that to their kids (particularly boys), we might not have such a problem.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 2:46:17 AM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Beowulf9
this may be part of a rising trend in syphilis among gay men throughout the country

Be better and easier on the country's medical system if the queers would jut put a gun to each other's heads and be done, but this will work long term.

22 posted on 02/24/2012 3:01:47 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: dfwgator

How about the one where two Gays are walking past a funeral home and one says to the other, would you like to stop in for a cold one.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 3:33:57 AM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: BobL
Being gay is the single most unhealthful decision that a male can make (other than drinking gasoline). As I understand it, it shortens your life expectancy more than smoking and you are likely to be sick for a much greater proportion of your life.

We have to pay a premium on insurance if we want to smoke. What are the chances being gay will get the same treatment?

*crickets chirping*

24 posted on 02/24/2012 4:12:41 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Caipirabob
We have to pay a premium on insurance if we want to smoke. What are the chances being gay will get the same treatment?

Excellent point!

25 posted on 02/24/2012 4:28:22 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

“The clap” is Gonorrhea.


26 posted on 02/24/2012 6:22:31 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: dfwgator
Did you hear the one about the guy that caught the clap so often they started calling it applause?

CC

27 posted on 02/24/2012 6:41:25 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
So that’s what ‘the clap’ is. I knew it was an STD but I wasn’t sure which one.

Actually it's gonorrhea but I needed a rhyme.

28 posted on 02/24/2012 6:58:32 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (I voted for...)
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To: Graybeard58

Oh,OK.


29 posted on 02/24/2012 10:48:00 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No. Oral Tetracycline, azythromycin and Doxycycline can be used in those that have penicillin allergy. However, the standard of treatment is Benzathine Penicillin intramuclar injection.


30 posted on 02/24/2012 11:11:48 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Beowulf9

The thing is, obviously they are running about, having rampant sex, and syphillis is not the only thing that is likely getting spread about.


31 posted on 02/24/2012 4:11:12 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9
A recent homo article discussed the rare incidences of "monogamy" in "faithful" homosexual relationship, which, it turns out, involve other people as well ("as long as the partner knows about it," "as long as you have 'permission'," "as long as both are involved in a threesome," etc.) Activist homos, although they used to speak softly about this, now openly advocate rampant promiscuity as a "right," and say that it is a part of "marriage."

The same article recommended that even in "exclusively monogamous" homosexual relationship that both "partners" should use a condom - every time.

Imagine applying this same demand to normal married couples. We'd be nearly extinct in a few decades.

32 posted on 02/24/2012 4:12:19 PM PST by fwdude
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To: Beowulf9
The thing is, obviously they are running about, having rampant sex, and syphillis is not the only thing that is likely getting spread about.

Yes, there is a "cocktail" of diseases that homos are prone to, just like there is a cocktail of drugs to try to make them live a little longer.

33 posted on 02/24/2012 4:13:54 PM PST by fwdude
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To: fwdude

I saw a post by a gay man recently somewhere on the net where he was saying ‘what do you want to get married for’ and running down married life as boring and antiquidated.

I’m sure that is the real opinion out there in larger numbers of these men. As you pointed out, even when they marry, it doesn’t reflect the marriage we all think of as ‘marriage’.

Distressing, and if Obama gets reelected, we will all be paying for these diseases with Obamacare.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 4:19:33 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

So that’s what ‘the clap’ is. I knew it was an STD but I wasn’t sure which one.

___________________________

The clap is Gonorrhea.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 4:22:11 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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