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  • Meningitis outbreaks among gay men have experts puzzled

    07/30/2016 2:28:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies ^ | 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,...
  • FDA weighs lifting ban on blood donations from gay men

    11/28/2014 12:59:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    Advisers for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet next week to decide whether gay men should be allowed to donate blood, the agency’s biggest step yet toward changing the 30-year-old prohibition. If the FDA accepts the recommendation from its advisory board, it would roll back a policy that has faced mounting criticism from LGBT advocates and some members of Congress for more than four years. “We’ve got the ball rolling. I feel like this is a tide-turning vote,” said Ryan James Yezak, an LGBT activist who founded the National Gay Blood Drive and will speak at next week’s...
  • Sexually transmitted disease increasing among gay and bisexual men

    05/13/2014 6:42:09 AM PDT · by usalady · 41 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 12, 2014 | Martha
    Recent research indicates there is growing concern about the dramatic rise in the number of syphilis victims among the gay men community in the United States. It has been reported that syphilis is spreading rapidly among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.
  • Study: HIV-positive Practicing Homosexual Men 9000% More Likely to Develop Anal Cancer

    04/27/2007 9:28:40 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies · 912+ views
    Life Site ^ | 04.22.07 | John-Henry Westen
    New research has again shown the grave danger of homosexual sex acts to the human body. The grave health risks associated with such dangerous sexual behaviours is one of the prime reasons why society as a whole should oppose homosexual acts, doctors have told under condition of anonymity. A study which appears in the February issue of the International Journal of STD & AIDS, has found that "HIV-positive men who have sex with men are up to 90 times more likely than the general population to develop anal cancer." The study was based on data from 244 patients at...
  • Appeal by SoCal gay men turned down by Supreme Court

    10/10/2006 5:14:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 720+ views
    The Supreme Court refused to intervene Tuesday in a legal fight over same-sex marriage, declining an appeal from a gay California couple who were denied a license to wed. The justices declined without comment to take the case of Arthur Smelt and Christopher Hammer of Mission Viejo, Calif. The men had sought a marriage license in Southern California's Orange County in 2004 and, after they were turned down, filed a federal lawsuit that challenged federal and state laws against same-sex marriage. A U.S. District judge said the federal Defense of Marriage Act was constitutional but declined to rule on the...
  • Gay men can be priests if celibate

    10/07/2005 5:26:14 AM PDT · by Abathar · 92 replies · 1,451+ views
    Yahooooooo ^ | 10/07/05 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican will allow gay men into the priesthood if they can show they have been celibate for at least three years, leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported on Friday. But it said the Vatican will ban men who "publicly manifest their homosexuality" or show an "overwhelming attraction" to homosexual culture "even if it is only intellectually." The Vatican views on gay priests are contained in a secret 16-page document which is expected to be released next month. The document, an "instruction" by the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, covers one of the most sensitive...
  • FDA to Ban Gay Sperm Donors

    05/05/2005 2:56:21 PM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 81 replies · 1,523+ views
    Foxnews ^ | May 05, 2005 | AP
    To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration (search) is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor...
  • U.S. Syphilis Rates Climbs for Second Consecutive Year with Massive Surge Among Homosexual Men

    11/24/2003 7:50:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies · 560+ views
    MMWR, CDC ^ | 11.21.03
    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...
  • HIV/AIDS increases in US, but failed US approach still exported to Africa

    12/02/2003 5:00:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 575+ views
    The cult of the condom is failing us in America where the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports the incidents of HIV/AIDS is increasing among the group that knows the most about condoms --- gay men. Yet, policy makers continue to insist that condoms are the answer to AIDs in Africa. We report today on the new CDC numbers and statements by policy makers on World AIDs Day in support of condoms.Spread the word. Yours sincerely,Austin RusePresident Action item:  You may access a copy of the CDC report by going to ___________________________________________________________________________ CULTURE & COSMOS December 2, 2003...
  • Man (A Former S.F. health official)indicted for exposing lover to HIV

    09/19/2003 4:34:34 AM PDT · by WillowyDame · 24 replies · 211+ views
    CNN ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2003 | Kim Curtis
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) --A former city health commissioner who allegedly lied to an ex-boyfriend about his HIV status is the first person charged under a state law against intentionally exposing another person to the virus, prosecutors said.</p> <p>Ronald Gene Hill, 46, was arrested in Grass Valley, 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, following his indictment by a grand jury last week, said Mark MacNamara, spokesman for the San Francisco district attorney's office.</p>
  • Supreme Court urged to kill Texas' sodomy law

    01/17/2003 2:25:27 PM PST · by Robert_Paulson2 · 88 replies · 716+ views
    Jan. 16, 2003, 6:45PM Supreme Court urged to kill Texas' sodomy law Associated Perss A gay rights group today filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the high court to overturn Texas' sodomy law in the case of two men charged with having sex inside a home in 1998. Lambda Legal, which represents the two men, and several other organizations have asked the Supreme Court to declare the state's anti-sodomy law unconstitutional. "Some of the most diverse and respected voices in this country are lining up to tell the Supreme Court that these laws are contrary to American...