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  • Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

    07/07/2017 7:39:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 7, 2017 | James Gallagher
    Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible. The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics.
  • California Columnist: Stop Punishing People Who ‘Willfully Expose Others’ to HIV or AIDS

    04/27/2017 6:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Heat Street ^ | April 26, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    An associate editor of the largest newspaper in Sacramento, California has published a bizarre article asking why is it still illegal to “willfully expose others” to AIDS. Erika D. Smith, the associate editor of The Sacramento Bee daily newspaper, wrote “The AIDS crisis is over. Why are people still going to jail over HIV?”
  • I Got Zika And I will Never Be The Same (It's Worth It!)

    12/27/2016 4:14:23 PM PST · by Hostage · 84 replies
    AFAR Travel Guide ^ | December 19, 2016 | BRIANNA RICE
    What contracting Zika taught one traveler about traveling fearlessly I remember looking down at my polka-dotted legs as I lay by the pool of a small hostel in El Tunco, El Salvador. As I fought the urge to scratch, I counted the number of mosquito bites. Thirty-seven. I had thirty-seven bites on my legs, not to mention a few on my arms and the one driving me crazy on my back. I shrugged, sprayed my legs with more 99.9 percent DEET spray, and continued basking in the sun. A week after I tallied up my bites, on the last day...
  • Millennials aren’t wearing condoms anymore [because of HPV vaccine and anti-HIV meds]

    11/03/2016 8:59:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 2, 2016 | Christian Gollayan
    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a recent spike in STIs such as chlamydia (up nearly 6 percent since 2014), gonorrhea (up nearly 13 percent) and syphilis (up 19 percent) among young people. A 2015 CDC study found that condom use among sexually active high schoolers dropped from 63 percent in 2003 to 57 percent in 2015. A study that same year by Skyn condoms found that 48 percent of millennials use condoms “never” or “rarely.” Gay men such as Ben, a 29-year-old designer based in Hell’s Kitchen, say the rise of PrEP —...
  • Number of STD cases in the US reaches record high as public services 'stretched thin'

    10/25/2016 7:47:16 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 24 replies
    telegraph.uk ^ | 25 October 2016 | Chris Graham
    The number of reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases reached a record high in the US last year, figures show, as officials warned that stretched services meant people were slipping through the "public health safety net". In its latest report, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said the sharp rise in syphilis was of particular concern.
  • ...God Is Sending A New Curse Of Mega Proportions On The LGBT Community(tr)

    10/22/2016 2:22:56 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 118 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 10/21/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Full title : "Christians Are Winning The War With The “20 million new STD cases in the US each year and half of these are among young people 15-24 years old”. And you might think that a prescription pill will cure these? Think again. Health officials are now warning about the “super gonorrhea” (forget the old gonorrhea) and super chlamydia, resistant to all known antibiotics. The reports also reveal that 93% of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men have anal HPV infections. Now think about this for a moment. If just released reports show a 20 million increase in STD each...
  • STDs hit record high: More Americans than ever are catching chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis

    10/19/2016 5:55:11 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 65 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 19, 2016 | Mia De Graaf
    Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis Infections from these three sexually spread diseases have hit another record high in the U.S. Chlamydia was the most common. More than 1.5 million cases were reported in the U.S. last year, up 6 per cent from the year before. Nearly 400,000 gonorrhea cases were reported, up 13 per cent. And there were about 24,000 cases of the most contagious forms of syphilis, up 19 per cent. [snip] An estimated 20 million cases of sexually transmitted infections occur each year in the U.S. The worrying new figures come amid fears sexually-transmitted diseases could soon become untreatable...
  • ‘Bill Clinton is a rapist!’ Fox&Friends hilarious live interruption, w security takedown action

    10/01/2016 12:00:04 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 46 replies
    BPR: Bizpac Review ^ | October 1, 2016 | Tom Tillison
    A man sporting a Bill Clinton t-shirt interrupted “Fox and Friends Weekend” Saturday morning with shouts that the former president “is a rapist.” Tucker Carlson, Abby Huntsman and Ed Henry were doing a live outdoor segment in the plaza outside Fox News’ New York headquarters and just as Huntsman said “I have been waiting for this segment all morning long,” a man dressed in a shirt and tie in the background opens his shirt. As he reveals a t-shirt emblazoned with Clinton’s face, he begins yelling repeatedly, “Bill Clinton is a rapist!” The man tried to climb over a barricade...
  • WHO urges shift in STD treatment due to antibiotic resistance (Update)

    08/30/2016 1:48:55 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 27 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | August 30, 2016
    Growing resistance to antibiotics has complicated efforts to rein in common sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday as it issued new treatment guidelines. Globally, more than one million people contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection (STI) every day, WHO said. "Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are major public health problems worldwide, affecting millions of peoples' quality of life, causing serious illness and sometimes death," Ian Askew, head of WHO's reproductive health and research division, said in a statement.
  • Syphilis is on the rise when it should be confined to history

    08/24/2016 8:45:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | August 24, 2016 | Verity Sullivan
    As the old saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine. Unless you have syphilis in which case penicillin is the best choice”. The disease, caused by the bacterium Treponema Pallidum and passed on through unprotected oral, vaginal and anal sex, has affected the famous through the ages (Al Capone and, reportedly, Hitler, to name just two). But syphilis is in no way confined to big names, nor is it a sexually transmitted infection (STI) of the past. The 2016 Public Health England (PHE) syphilis report has shown that infection rates are on the up, with disproportionate rates in London. In...
  • Almost 500 New Yorkers have tested positive for Zika virus

    08/16/2016 11:17:52 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | Yoav Gonen
    Nearly 500 New Yorkers — including 49 pregnant women — have tested positive for the Zika ­virus, a more than tenfold increase since April, city officials said ­Tuesday. Five of the 483 victims contracted the virus through sex. The others are believed to have been infected from mosquito bites while traveling outside the United States — a majority in the Dominican Republic.
  • So I am thinking Zikaaphobia? What say you?

    08/08/2016 9:04:23 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 32 replies
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    Just looking like so many repeats of the past, how the hell does the zika virus just show up in Miami?
  • Cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea skyrocket (4X)

    07/15/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    cbsnews ^ | July 15, 2016 | E.J. Mundell HealthDay
    Antibiotic-resistant cases of the sexually transmitted illness gonorrhea have more than quadrupled in the United States. This new data, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, should serve as a warning that "the future of current treatment options may be in jeopardy," the agency said in a news release issued Thursday. "The confluence of emerging drug resistance and very limited alternative options for treatment creates a perfect storm for future gonorrhea treatment failure in the U.S.," said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, who directs the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention.
  • Florida confirms 10 new Zika infections, most in single day

    Statewide total climbs to 246 confirmed Zika cases in Florida this year No cases of local transmission by mosquitoes, health department says First child born in Florida with Zika-related birth defect reported this week ====== Florida health officials confirmed the largest number of new Zika infections in a single day on Friday with 10 people affected, raising the statewide total to 246 cases this year, including 43 pregnant women. The new cases were announced on the same week that state officials reported Florida’s first baby born with a Zika-related birth defect. The baby is at least the fifth child born...
  • To stop losing the fight against syphilis, increase screening

    06/08/2016 6:21:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | June 7, 2016 | Sandee LaMotte
    To win the fight against syphilis, we need to increase screening and detection among high-risk individuals from once a year to every three months. That's one of the recommendations announced today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent volunteer panel of experts that provides input about the effectiveness of specific preventive care services. The report appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The increase in screenings should focus on the groups at highest risk -- HIV-positive men, men who have sex with men, and men ages 20 to 29 -- and safe sex practices, specifically the...
  • Sex roulette parties where one person is secretly HIV+ and nobody is allowed to use condoms [tr]

    05/16/2016 10:39:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2016 | Charlie Moore
    Sex roulette parties where one person is secretly HIV positive and nobody is allowed to use condoms are on the rise, warn doctors. The parties are usually attended by gay men, who are entertained by the 'thrill' of not knowing whether they will be infected or not. Spanish doctors have noted a rise in the sex roulette parties where attendees often take anti-viral drugs to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • Gonorrhea Rate Has Shot Up In California ("especially among gay and bisexual men")

    04/20/2016 3:24:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 56 replies
    California HealthLine ^ | April 19, 2016 | Barbara Feder Ostrov
    Rates of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, are rising sharply in California, especially among gay and bisexual men, according to new state health data. The gonorrhea rate among California men aged 15 to 44 shot up 54 percent between 2011 and 2014, according to recently released data from the California Department of Public Health. Among women in the same age group, it rose 35 percent. An average of 34,000 gonorrhea cases among 15-to-44 year-olds was reported in California each year between 2012 and 2014, most of them among men. By contrast, the national gonorrhea rate, calculated slightly differently than California’s,...
  • CDC Official: Syphilis Rates Among Gay Men Highest Since Before Start Of HIV Epidemic

    04/14/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2016 | 6:11 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The rate of syphilis infection among homosexual men has increased to a level not seen since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Capitol Hill Wednesday. “We’re concerned about our high levels of syphilis among men who have sex with men — really we’re back to the level of disease — burden of disease — in gay men that we were seeing before HIV in this country,” said Gail Bolan, director of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention. She was speaking at an event held...
  • Celebrating STD Awareness Month With the #ShoutYourStatus Hashtag

    04/11/2016 3:23:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | April 11, 2016 | Moonbatter
    If people manage to be proud of being perverts, it stands to reason that they can also be proud of the horrible diseases they contract through their perversion. That’s why Twitter is acrawl with the #ShoutYourStatus hashtag, in honor of April being STD Awareness Month: Seems to me that with the virally disproportionate spread of STDs among practitioners of sodomy, it would make more sense to “raise awareness” about the natural consequences of sexual promiscuity during June, which President Obama regularly dubs “LGBT Pride Month.” Nonetheless, and speaking of pride and promiscuity, you oughta head on over to Twitter and...
  • Obama Opens the Border to More STDs

    03/01/2016 11:42:22 AM PST · by xzins · 16 replies
    In his first year in office, President Obama lifted an entry ban on foreigners with HIV. In his final year in office he will lift the entry ban on three more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The president's own Health and Human Services department says this guarantees more infections in the United States, proving once again that immigration is the defining issue for politicians like Obama. Increased immigration trumps all other concerns. First, some background. In 1993, a clause specifically designed to reduce the spread HIV/AIDS into the United States was added to the Immigration and Nationality Act. It passed the...