Skip to comments.Meningitis Spreading Via Anonymous Sex in NYC (among blades)
Posted on 03/22/2013 3:00:34 PM PDT by neverdem
New York City health officials are urging some men to get vaccinated against meningitis amid an outbreak that has sickened 22 New Yorkers and killed seven.
The dangerous strain of bacterial meningitis appears to be spreading through sexual encounters between men who meet through websites or smartphone apps, or at bars or parties, according to the Citys health department. More than half of the infected men have had HIV, a virus that attacks the immune system making infections more likely and more severe.
Vaccination is the best defense, City health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in a statement. I urge all men who meet these criteria regardless of whether they identify as gay to get vaccinated now and protect themselves from this disease before it is too late.
Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the brains membranous lining, called the meninges. Early symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and a rash within 10 days of the infection. If left untreated, the disease can cause severe brain damage and even death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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“Gay blades” is one name on the long list of what we used to call them.
Good application for a Ball canning jar.
I can’t believe all these posters who never heard the term “blade”.
This wasn’t exactly a porno film:
Zorro, The Gay Blade is a 1981 feature film. This comedy features George Hamilton in a Golden Globenominated dual role as both Don Diego de la Vega (Zorro) and his gay twin brother Bunny Wigglesworth, né Ramon De La Vega.
I’m old enough to remember the term .
One of the least appreciated great movies in my opinion.
Call me blasphemous, but I put it right up there with Blazing Saddles. Hamilton’s acting, as well as everyone else in the movie, is comedy gold. And like Blazing Saddles, I doubt if someone came up with this movie today it would get the green light to be made.
This is the first time I have ever read that meningitis was an STD!
Isn’t gay sex a wonderful thing????/sarc
Hey, bloomi—there IS a reason to ban gays.
When we were fighting the helmet fight here in PA, liberal loonies would always, always go to the “social burden” squawking point.
I began countering that by putting out info on the size and scope of the for real social burden of disease in the queer lifestyle.
I then demanded that the legislators mandate all queers to wear their “helmet” or get fined.
The more we pushed that point, the less we heard about helmetless bikers and social burden.
And this can be used to put a stake in the heart of that idiot mayor in NYC. If my drinking a 16ner is a “social burden” then Bloominidiot, why do queers get a pass?
Maybe it's not just a rumor.
LMAO... Do you remember what it feels like to have milk flying out of your nose? Well, it feels the same with red Kool-Aid.... you did that to me.
That’s Right !
My Chicago Typewriter jammed so I
pulled a Gat !
On the lighter brighter side, they aren’t drinking ‘big gulps’...
Then came genital herpes, human papilloma virus or genital warts, several others. There was a time when this virtually shut down the sex lives of those who had become infected. With the introduction of anti-virals this became manageable and the taboo went away, woo-hoo, party on dudes and dudesses!
Then came a hideous wasting disease with sores and dementia that was pretty much a death sentence. This one took a long time to show symptoms, which maximized opportunity for infection. It was particularly easily communicable via any sort of contact leading to a “sharing” of bodily fluids. Homosexual men were particularly prone to exposure, due to the literally unclean nature of most of their sexual practices, as well as their wildly rampant promiscuity.
A disease vector on a par with third world mosquitoes, in other words. Was there any taboo that arose? Only briefly, once militancy took hold the vector morphed into victim, countless billions spent for a “cure” and homosexuals elevated to protected class status.
Now, full-blown AIDS stage is seldom reached, this plague with such seeming Old Testament symptoms and repercussions is now “manageable” too. Woo-hoo, party on dudes and, well, dudes?
Could anyone have predicted that yet another fatal disease would find its way into this disease vector par excellence? Oh, gosh, no, never, who’da thunk? Total shock. /s
I think you pretty much have it figured out. The bugs will ALWAYS catch up to us. They will mutate and they WILL clean up our lifestyle, whether we like it or not.
The free-sex crowd had their run for decades, due to antibiotics and AIDS medication, but those days seem to be ending quickly. Either they will behave, or natural selection will take over.
Is there any contagion these vermin DON’T spread?
And all the while, Bloomberg is worried about the health aspects of mega-soda purchases.
Bloomberg and his kind inevitable tax, restrict or ban anything that doesn’t lead to a buzz or an orgasm. Anything that does is encouraged or even subsidized, unless it somehow leads to an objective good, such as monogamy and childbirth to married, self-sufficient parents. Then it’s bad again.
They really, really want us all taking leave of our senses as often as possible. Now, why would a politician or bureaucrat want such a thing, lol? Can’t imagine why.
What’s a CD? He’s going after compact discs?
They just saw what the results of that behavior were.
Today, arrogant people think they can ignore hard earned ancient wisdom and that 10,000 years of experience can just be discarded.