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  • Shigella in gay men growing more antibiotic resistant

    01/11/2017 6:40:59 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 66 replies
    CIDRAP ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Chris Dall
    Rise of drug resistance in MSM Shigellosis is a common diarrheal disease caused by Shigella bacteria, which is highly contagious and is passed through a fecal-oral route. Shigella infection often occurs from eating food contaminated by people with shigellosis, and is associated with travel to disease-endemic areas, crowding, poverty, and attendance at daycare centers. But Shigella infections can also be spread through oral-anal sex, and research indicates men who have sex with men (MSM) are more likely than the general adult population to acquire shigellosis. Of even greater concern, a recent study from the CDC detailed evidence of rising resistance...
  • Meningitis outbreaks among gay men have experts puzzled

    07/30/2016 2:28:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    latimes.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | Soumya Karlamangla
    AS cases of meningitis, a rare and potentially fatal disease, popped up in cities nationwide over the past several years, public health officials noticed a trend: many of those infected were gay men. There’s no known medical reason why meningitis, which is transmitted through saliva, would spread more among gay and bisexual men. Yet New York, Chicago and now Southern California have experienced outbreaks disproportionately affecting that population. “It is perplexing,” said Dr. Rachel Civen, a medical epidemiologist at L.A. County’s Department of Public Health. Of the 13 cases of meningitis this year in L.A. County — excluding Long Beach,...
  • “Bone-Thin” Obama Appearance Renews Poor Health Rumors

    10/13/2015 7:31:18 AM PDT · by all the best · 119 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | October 10, 2015
    He continues to battle a nicotine addiction and has spent a small fortune keeping his records private – including his medical history. Though viewed as the picture of health in 2008, Barack Obama appeared more gaunt the following year and since then weight fluctuations became more numerous and more dramatic as a chameleon-like cycle of a man who shows up looking drastically different than he did just weeks prior. Rumors of heavy makeup for public appearances to mask “skin discoloration issues” have persisted for a number of years, as has the ongoing speculation of what was the true nature of...
  • 82 lawmakers ask for end to ban on gay men donating blood

    08/05/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT · by fwdude · 145 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/13 | Ramsey Cox
    More than 80 lawmakers have called on the Obama administration to allow gay men to donate blood. The lawmakers say the administration should change what they say is an "outdated" policy. Eighty-two lawmakers in the House and Senate signed on to the letter, including Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Enzi was the only Republican to sign the letter. They said Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should re-evaluate blood donation criteria that ban gay men from donating blood for life.
  • [Mass.] Governor signs law allowing out-of-state gays to wed

    07/31/2008 1:57:54 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 68 replies · 167+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 7/31/08 | Michael Levenson
    Surrounded by cheering, clapping gay-rights activists and legislators, Governor Deval Patrick today signed a bill repealing a 95-year-old statute that had prevented gay and lesbian couples from most other states from marrying in Massachusetts. "It's a good day," said Patrick, declaring that the repeal will "confirm a simple truth: that is, in Massachusetts, equal means equal." Massachusetts will "continue to lead the way as a national leader" and affirm "all people come before their government as equals," Patrick said in a bill-signing ceremony at the State House's Grand Staircase. Gay marriage "is still troubling for some of our citizens," he...
  • Psychologists to Review Policy on Homosexuality

    07/12/2007 6:04:22 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 5 replies · 867+ views
    CitizenLink.com ^ | 7-11-2007 | by Jennifer Mesko, associate editor
    Psychologists to Review Policy on Homosexuality by Jennifer Mesko, associate editor Focus on the Family, others urge APA to consider faith of patients. Beginning next week, a task force set up by the American Psychological Association (APA) will begin reviewing the organization's 10-year-old policy on homosexuality, which opposes counseling that treats same-sex attraction as a mental illness, but does not forbid various therapies that address unwanted same-sex attraction. Focus on the Family has joined more than 250 pro-family organizations and individuals in urging the APA to recognize the religious beliefs of clients and to allow those who struggle with unwanted...
  • Students Tap New Vein of Gay Issue

    07/14/2005 4:48:21 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 76 replies · 1,396+ views
    LA Times ^ | 15 July 2005 | Steven Bodzin
    WASHINGTON — For more than a decade, gay rights advocates have grumbled about a federal policy that forbids blood donation by men who have had sex with men. They say that the policy, originally intended to keep HIV-positive blood from entering the nation's blood supply, implies gay men are inherently ill and that it prevents healthy people from donating. Occasional protests and talks with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which oversees blood banks, have brought no change. Now, some college students have taken up the cause, and they're taking a new tack. Instead of pressuring the FDA directly, they...
  • Gays faced with new STD strains

    07/05/2005 3:15:25 PM PDT · by Dane · 85 replies · 3,213+ views
    Miami Hearld ^ | 7/05/05 | Jacob Goldstein
    Gays faced with new STD strains By JACOB GOLDSTEIN jgoldstein@herald.com In the past five years, without much fanfare, a syphilis epidemic has emerged among gay men in South Florida and around the country. Nationwide, rates of drug-resistant gonorrhea have risen rapidly in gay men. And a rare form of chlamydia has spread among gay men in Europe, moved to Canada and New England, and may have made its way to South Florida. Syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are all curable, but they can be painful and, if not treated promptly, can cause long-term damage. And having a sexually transmitted disease makes...
  • Gay men should be able to donate blood, students say College group pressures Red Cross

    07/13/2005 4:05:47 AM PDT · by Dane · 116 replies · 2,859+ views
    Concord Monitor, LA Times ^ | 7/11/05 | Steve Bodzin
    Gay men should be able to donate blood, students say College group pressures Red Cross By STEVEN BODZIN Los Angeles Times July 11. 2005 8:06AM WASHINGTON - For more than a decade, gay rights advocates have grumbled about a federal policy that forbids blood donation by men who have had sex with men. They say that the policy, originally intended to keep HIV-positive blood from entering the nation's blood supply, implies gay men are inherently sick and that it prevents healthy people from donating. Occasional protests and talks with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which oversees blood banks, have...
  • U.S. reaches disappointing milestone in AIDS epidemic

    06/13/2005 9:24:57 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 22 replies · 691+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | June 13, 2005 | Associated Press
    ATLANTA -- The United States has reached an AIDS milestone, but not the one the government intended. This was to be the year that federal health officials slashed the country's annual rate of 40,000 new HIV infections in half. Instead, the government said Monday the infection rate has remained the same and that for the first time since the height of the epidemic in the 1980s there are 1 million Americans living with HIV. In part, it's a testament to the powerful medicines keeping so many people alive. After nearly a quarter-century of battling AIDS, much more is known about...
  • 'New AIDS' spreadingamong homosexual men

    06/02/2005 4:35:40 PM PDT · by scripter · 75 replies · 2,972+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 2, 2005
    In an eerily similar way to how HIV/AIDS was first spread, a heretofore rare sexually transmitted disease some are calling the "new AIDS" is making its way through the male homosexual community in Canada and the U.S. According to a report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, has been identified in 22 homosexual and bisexual men in Canada in recent months, all of whom practice risky sexual behavior – including anal sex without a condom, ingesting the drug crystal meth anally and "fisting." Six cases have been identified in Boston, Mass., reports the Associated Press, while...
  • Graphic AIDS book draws parents' ire

    05/03/2005 6:39:30 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 87 replies · 2,593+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, May 3, 2005 | Kevin Rothstein
    A lesson in AIDS/HIV has a Saugus family seeing red after their second-grader took home an explicit workbook noting that "semen" and "vaginal secretions" spread the disease. The Saugus case is the second time in a week parents have complained that schools are giving young kids more than they need to know on sensitive issues. Paul Stamatopoulos came forward after hearing of a Lexington father who was arrested after he complained when his kindergartener brought home a book that dealt with gay marriage. Stamatopoulos was dumbfounded when his 7-year-old daughter showed him what she called the "sad book." "I took...
  • AIDS: the Fabricated Epidemic (audio lecture by authour whose book was banned in NY Federal Court)

    05/01/2005 10:00:15 AM PDT · by TapTheSource · 98 replies · 7,260+ views
    AttacReport.com ^ | Bryan Ellison
    Everthing you thought you knew about AIDS is about to change!
  • How the Left Co-opted the Medical Sciences (and create huge Public Health disasters)

    05/01/2005 11:25:22 AM PDT · by TapTheSource · 13 replies · 851+ views
    AttacReport.com ^ | Bryan Ellison
    The intro is worth listening to, but not strictly necessary. Each audio file speaks for itself.
  • Many HIV-Positive Gay Men Unaware They're Infected

    04/26/2005 1:14:33 PM PDT · by Bostton1 · 28 replies · 1,253+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Tue Apr 26, 2005 | Amy Norton
    By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many young gay and bisexual men who are HIV-positive may not know they have the virus, according to U.S. health officials. Their study of more than 5,600 men between the ages of 15 and 29 found that more than three-quarters of those who tested positive for HIV were unaware they were infected. Moreover, before being tested, a majority of these men thought themselves at low risk of having the AIDS virus, and half had had unprotected sex with another man during the previous 6 months.
  • Why Is HIV So Prevalent in Africa?

    04/15/2005 1:54:41 PM PDT · by DBeers · 36 replies · 1,949+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | April 15, 2005 | Michael Fumento
    Font Size: Why Is HIV So Prevalent in Africa? By Michael Fumento  Published   04/15/2005  Ninety-nine percent of AIDS and HIV cases in Africa come from sexual transmission, and virtually all is heterosexual. So says the World Health Organization, with other agencies toeing the line. Some massive condom airdrops accompanied by a persuasive propaganda campaign would practically make the epidemic vanish overnight. Or would it? A determined renegade group of three scientists has fought for years -- with little success -- to get out the message that no more than a third of HIV transmission in Africa is from sexual...
  • The African heterosexual AIDS myth

    04/14/2005 6:18:38 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 85 replies · 2,666+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 14, 2005 | Michael Fumento
    Ninety-nine percent of AIDS and HIV cases in Africa come from sexual transmission, virtually all heterosexual. So says the World Health Organization, with other agencies toeing the line. Massive condom airdrops accompanied by a persuasive propaganda campaign would practically make the epidemic vanish overnight. Or would it? A determined renegade group of three scientists has fought for years – with little success – to get out the message that no more than a third of HIV transmission in Africa is from sexual intercourse and most of that is anal. By ignoring the real vectors, they say, we’re sacrificing literally millions...
  • Growing threat to AIDS: Indifference, ignorance and denial

    01/07/2005 1:15:48 PM PST · by TChris · 78 replies · 23,436+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 1/7/2005 | Michael N. Westley and Carey Hamilton
    The lethal virus hits a new generation In the public mind, the HIV virus has mutated from a feared killer to an illness easily managed with new medications. But under the microscope, HIV's rapid mutations defy new drugs and outpace science's attempts to find a cure. That gap is troublesome to Utah activists and doctors, who worry years of medical advances and declining media coverage have left Americans vulnerable to HIV's growing threat. "There's a younger generation that denies the danger because they weren't around when everyone was dying," says Kristen Ries, a physician at the University of Utah's infectious...
  • Sexually Transmitted Disaster?

    04/04/2005 6:51:16 AM PDT · by PLK · 125 replies · 2,480+ views
    American Journal of Nursing | April 2005 | American Nurses Association
    On February 11 health officials in Ner York City reported the appearance in one man of a highly virulent strain of HIV, called 3-DCR HIV, that's resistant to three classes of antiretroviral drugs; the man's infection apparently progressed to AIDS very quickly -- within a few months (it often takes as long as a decade). He is in his mid-40's, had unprotected anal sex with numerous men in October 2004 (at which time he used crystal meth), and had not previously been treated for HIV infection. And just nine days before that announcement, city health officials had reported the appearance...
  • AIDS Fighters Face a Resistant Form of Apathy

    04/03/2005 6:00:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1,355+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 3, 2005 | ANDREW JACOBS
    Where have all the condoms gone? Don't try looking at the Monster, the Hangar, Starlight or Barracuda. On a recent evening, these and more than a dozen other Manhattan gay bars were well stocked with free going-out guides, but not a scrap of literature about H.I.V. prevention or the perils of crystal meth. As for condoms, the frontline defense against sexually transmitted diseases, only one establishment stocked them - behind the bar. As part of his graduate course work at New York University, Michael Marino set out last winter to compare the AIDS prevention efforts of New York and London....