Skip to comments.Syphilis Cases Rising Among US Gay And Bisexual Men After Near-Total Elimination A Decade Ago
Posted on 05/09/2014 3:10:54 PM PDT by NYer
Despite near-total elimination of the sexually transmitted venereal disease syphilis more than a decade ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that rates have made a steep jump over the last eight years.
The new study released Thursday offers a snapshot of the diseases prevalence across multiple demographics, including gender, race, sexual orientation, age, and geographic region. Where syphilis was once on the brink of eradication in the year 2000, when the rate was a mere 2.1 cases per 100,000, overall prevalence had increased to 5.3 cases per 100,000 people by 2013. Researchers working with the CDC speculate the greatest contributing factor has been the transmission between men who have unprotected sex with other men.
Gail Bolan, director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention, told Reuters that prevention efforts that have largely worked on heterosexual people have not resonated as well with homosexual populations. Weve got to re-evaluate and look at new approaches that we can use to drive these rates down, she said.
Men made up the largest portion of syphilis patients in 2013, at 91 percent of all primary and secondary cases (a breakdown that refers to the severity of the disease). Over the eight-year study period, rates increased from 5.1 people to 9.8 per 100,000. Women, meanwhile, rose from 0.9 in 2005 to 1.5 in 2008, then back down to 0.9 again by 2013. Overall, the number of reported U.S. syphilis cases nearly doubled, from 8,724 to 16,663.
Syphilis is not always a lethal disease; however, it can lead to severe disabilities such as blindness and stroke. Initially, syphilis is contracted via open sores during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Owing to its morbid nickname of the great imitator, syphilis sores arent always severe in the beginning. Many people think nothing of a red bump, which could be a harmless cut or mild irritation. Later, however, the sore develops into splotchy rashes and more familiar symptoms, such as a sore throat or headaches.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Romans 1:27. God is not mocked.
It is all because of George W. Bush! He did not endorse their perversity, thus he caused this increase in the wages of their sin. (h’mmm is there also a minimum wage for sin?)
Could this be the ultraviolent type of syphilis on steroids? The homos have been giving this virus a good workout.
Sorry, it’s a bacterium. My mistake.
butt butt being gay is normal and heterosexuals are just as bad. Those who see themselves as not heterosexual are far more promiscuous as are those who are not monogamous which is why they get more diseases. I mean you would think that the common behavior of gays picking up dates in public restrooms would be a hint that something is probably not normal. I know. I know everything gay is good because they were born to screw 1000s of partners in a lifetime.
bullysexuals go after children because the KIDS are free from diseases like this...but the results show that incapable of being clean...
Australian study 10 years ago had a sampling size of 9,000 men:
50% had had over 100 sexual partners
15% had had over 1,000
PONDER ON THAT ONE A BIT.
They are almost like the demonic pagans who think drinking the blood of a victim imbues them with the victims' virtues. I know that sounds extreme, but the way they want to steal the virtue from children these days, I'm afraid that an accurate assessment.
They must have children.
Like neo-Nazis trying to engage people about Hitler's "mad greatness" .... and sidestepping the fact that he was so evil, he practically had his own gravitic field.
I can recall when the Health Dept. cared about health and left the politics to politicians. It’s amazing how far and how quickly this nation has slid into the gutter.
And that is the real underlying push among gay men. Not all but a sizable majority. The whole gay marriage thing is just to get young awkward loners to feel better about exploring homosexuality and then once they are in they are working to make sure they can never leave and if they do that they can never talk about it as a good thing.