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U.S. Syphilis Rates Climbs for Second Consecutive Year with Massive Surge Among Homosexual Men
MMWR, CDC ^ | 11.21.03

Posted on 11/24/2003 7:50:56 PM PST by Coleus

The syphilis rate in the United States rose in 2002 for the second consecutive year, following a decade-long decline that led to an all-time low in 2000, according to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The overall increase occurred despite continued declines in syphilis among African Americans and women. The increase is due to large increases in reported syphilis cases among men, particularly "gay and bisexual men" according to a report from the Centers for the Disease Control (CDC).

The data, published in the November 21 issue of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), indicate that between 2001 and 2002, the overall rate of syphilis increased 9.1 percent, from 2.2 cases to 2.4 cases per 100,000 population - the highest rate since 1999. The total number of reported cases increased 12.4 percent, from 6,103 to 6,862 cases. However, since some syphilis cases go undiagnosed, the actual number of infections is likely higher.

Syphilis cases among men increased 27.4 percent between 2001 and 2002 (from 4,134 to 5,267 cases). CDC does not collect syphilis data by sexual orientation; however, study authors estimate that more than 40 percent of all syphilis cases reported in 2002 occurred among gay and bisexual men, accounting for much of the reported overall increase in the disease.

Recent research has highlighted increases in unprotected sex among some groups of men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as high rates of HIV co-infection among men diagnosed with syphilis (averaging about 50 percent). These findings, plus HIV surveillance data from a recent CDC 25-state study showing a 17.7 percent increase in HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men between 1999 and 2002, have raised concerns about a resurgence of HIV in this population.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: aids; cdc; gay; gaymen; hiv; hivaids; homosesualagenda; homosexual; homosexualagenda; mmwr; queer; syphilis; unitedstates; usa

1 posted on 11/24/2003 7:50:57 PM PST by Coleus
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To: Coleus
Hmmm. . . Romans 1:27(b)?
2 posted on 11/24/2003 7:54:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Coleus
They need more tax money.
3 posted on 11/24/2003 7:58:47 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (I'm a racist, you're a racist, we're all racists, hey!)
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To: Coleus
Any comments from Barney Fag, oops, sorry, that's Barney Frank?
4 posted on 11/24/2003 7:59:10 PM PST by hillary's_fat_a**
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To: BenLurkin
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Agreed.
5 posted on 11/24/2003 8:02:05 PM PST by TSgt (I am proudly featured on U.S. Rep Rob Portman's homepage: http://www.house.gov/portman/)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Bush is responsible for this epidemic! Just Like Reagan was for AIDS! Why are "they" not spending money to make it easier for "Gays" to have group sex parties? These right wingers are "killing" "gays" for their "lifestyles".

Ughh- enough of this stuff. Sad.

6 posted on 11/24/2003 8:05:56 PM PST by Burkeman1 ((If you see ten troubles comin down the road, Nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.))
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To: Coleus
This link goes to the story:

U.S. Syphilis Rates Climbs for Second Consecutive Year

Hank

7 posted on 11/24/2003 8:15:45 PM PST by Hank Kerchief
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To: Coleus
...more than 40 percent of all syphilis cases reported in 2002 occurred among gay and bisexual men...

Well, can't say as this makes me sad.

Like my ole Granny used to tell me: "Son, you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas."

No compassion here, I guess.

Sorry.

8 posted on 11/24/2003 8:17:48 PM PST by OldSmaj
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To: Coleus
Now HOW could there be a connection between syphillis or aids and homosexuals. Can't be, must be the republicans or the smokers or someone elses fault altogether. Maybe the moon is in the wrong phase BUT then again maybe God is just going to handle the problem a little differently than he did Sodom and Gommorah. You can bet one thing...HE IS GOING TO HANDLE IT.
9 posted on 11/24/2003 8:25:08 PM PST by BriarBey
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To: Coleus
INTREP - SODOMITE ALERT
10 posted on 11/24/2003 8:26:01 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: LiteKeeper
INTREP - SODOMITE ALERT

Is there one loose in the building?

11 posted on 11/24/2003 8:38:17 PM PST by WackyKat
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To: Coleus; Savage Beast
"CDC does not collect syphilis data by sexual orientation."

Political correctness maybe?
12 posted on 11/24/2003 8:42:08 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (DEFUND NPR & PBS - THE AMERICAN PRAVDA)
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To: OldSmaj
Don't be sorry ! Utterly predictable. I remember a few years ago reading of a judge who forbade the traditional isolation hospital treatment for a TB patient (who was HIV positive) because it was discriminatory ! I believe TB rates are rising too.
13 posted on 11/24/2003 8:43:38 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: Coleus
CDC does not collect syphilis data by sexual orientation;
Maybe they should, then the data might be more useful.
14 posted on 11/24/2003 8:46:36 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: BriarBey
Indeed, aren't homosexual relationships committed and monogamous, not like those nasty philandering straights...right??/SARCASM OFF
15 posted on 11/24/2003 8:49:41 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: 1066AD
TB is definately on the upswing in this country. Worse, alot of it is resistent to medicines. In NE active TB cases are not treated if the individual is not compliant with taking the meds. When it spreads, and it will- it is better to have a case of traditional TB to treat then the resistant kind. Resistance generally bred by someone who fails to takes meds, or takes them halfway- usually for about a year-. The resistant TB is anywhere from much more difficult to treat, to not treatable.
16 posted on 11/24/2003 9:27:28 PM PST by footstomper
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To: Coleus
The Episcopal church will send funds to help these model citizens
17 posted on 11/24/2003 9:30:43 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: Frank_2001
Indeed, aren't homosexual relationships committed and monogamous, not like those nasty philandering straights...right??/SARCASM OFF

I think He will handle all of it. Homosexuality smells of death. Two men and Two women will never create life without the "NEED" of what is proper....a male sperm and a female egg. Left to homosexuals the human race would become extinct. It smells of death because it is death. Life springs from the loins of a man and the belly of a woman, together. Do all the medical crap you want it still speaks of death. Live how ever you want, justify whatever you want, do what ever you want, lets just hope you can live with the eventual consequences. WHAT EVER they may be.
18 posted on 11/24/2003 9:41:56 PM PST by BriarBey
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To: Coleus
Homosexuality continues to prove itself a nasty lifestyle.
19 posted on 11/24/2003 9:42:14 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: 1066AD
CDC does not collect syphilis data by sexual orientation;

What you said. They are incompetent if they are intentionally ommitting critical data that can help them identify potential trending.

Our tax dollars at work....

20 posted on 11/25/2003 2:59:44 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Bears repeating........

"CDC does not collect syphilis data by sexual orientation."

FIX THIS MR. PRESIDENT!!!

21 posted on 11/25/2003 3:41:33 AM PST by Robert Drobot (God, family, country. All else is meaningless.)
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To: Coleus
Do you know how to weed through the CDC site? Anyone?

I'm trying to find a CDC report that was the result of a massive poll on American sexual behaviour. I think it came out in 2000-2002 range.

Among other things it was the report that showed that the old figure of 10% homosexuality within the population was a myth.

Another startling finding was that the average homosexual male had an astounding number of partners during the course of a year--I'm thinking the figure was something like 56 on AVERAGE.

So far, trying to get through teh site has frazzeled me.
22 posted on 11/25/2003 1:07:17 PM PST by wildbill
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To: hillary's_fat_a**
Any comments from Barney Fag, oops, sorry, that's Barney Frank?>>

Who the mASS. Congressman who ran a male escort service from his office and was re-elected.
23 posted on 11/25/2003 5:52:58 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: BenLurkin; scripter
Had to look that one up.

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and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity.
24 posted on 11/25/2003 7:19:27 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Coleus
What color ribbon should you wear in your lapel if you are opposed to syphilis and want somebody else to do something about it?
25 posted on 11/25/2003 7:39:54 PM PST by Nakota
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To: Coleus
What color ribbon should you wear in your lapel if you are opposed to syphilis and want somebody else to do something about it?
26 posted on 11/25/2003 7:41:39 PM PST by Nakota
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The brilliant, cutting edge 'condom are the answer" policy reaps rewards yet again.
27 posted on 11/25/2003 7:44:16 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals
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To: Coleus
The syphilis rate in the United States rose in 2002 for the second consecutive year, following a decade-long decline

Apparently, there's been some backsliding.

28 posted on 11/25/2003 7:49:49 PM PST by dagnabbit (Stop immigrating Islam. Don't let France happen to America.)
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To: dagnabbit
HEY! Was that a pun? BTW, is this the real article title?
29 posted on 11/25/2003 7:54:23 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Coleus
Thanks for the ping. The CDC is an excellent reference to support what we already know. This one's going in the database.
30 posted on 11/25/2003 9:19:05 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: *Homosexual Agenda
Index ping.
31 posted on 11/25/2003 9:24:24 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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