Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $70,319
82%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 82%!! Less than $15k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: syphilis

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Sexually transmitted disease increasing among gay and bisexual men

    05/13/2014 6:42:09 AM PDT · by usalady · 40 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.
  • Syphilis Cases Rising Among US Gay And Bisexual Men After Near-Total Elimination A Decade Ago

    05/09/2014 3:10:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | May 8, 2014
    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 disease’s 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...
  • NIH Spent $464,272 to Find Out Why Gay Men Get Syphilis in Peru

    02/04/2014 12:12:09 PM PST · by managusta · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 3, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars studying male sex workers in Peru, including more than $400,000 to determine why gay men get syphilis in the South American country. “Syphilis remains an uncontrolled infectious disease globally, with high prevalence and incidence in certain high risk populations, affecting more than 20 percent of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Peru,” according to the grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “The incidence of syphilis in MSM in Peru is about 9 cases per 100 person-years,” it said. “We are proposing a study to improve...
  • Where are 'gay' groups on syphilis spike? Homosexual activists silent on 'dreadful diseases'

    01/14/2014 2:17:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/14/2014 | Les Kinsolving
    On Jan. 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the United States – “mostly in men who have sex with men.” In 2012, the rate of new gonorrhea cases rose by 4 percent. The rate of new cases of syphilis jumped 11 percent. Bloomberg quoted Gail Bolan, director of the CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Division, who declared: “Many people don’t get tested as recommended. That’s especially the case for syphilis – where the rise is entirely attributable to men – particularly those who are gay or bisexual.” And...
  • Vancouver seeks to stem rising tide of syphilis among gay men

    11/21/2013 4:52:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, November 21, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In response to syphilis rates among Vancouver's homosexual/bisexual men having reached epidemic proportions, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has launch a new campaign aimed at stopping the spread of the highly contagious disease by distributing more condoms. In what the Canadian Press describes as a "cheeky internet and poster campaign," Vancouver Coastal Health's "Health Initiative for Men" focuses on "What's trending in Vancouver?" The VCH campaign answers its own question, "how do I protect myself?" by responding, the "regular use of condoms." In June, Vancouver Coastal Health and the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control...
  • Syphilis rates at ‘epidemic proportions’ among Vancouver gay/bisexual men

    06/12/2013 12:49:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    life site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, June 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) have issued a warning that syphilis infections in homosexual and bisexual men have soared to their highest levels in more than 30 years in the Vancouver area. According to the warning, 2012 saw 371 new cases of syphilis reported in British Columbia. Eighty percent of those cases were diagnosed in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, which stretches from Metro Vancouver northward along the coast to Bella Coola, and were confined almost entirely to the male homosexual community. According to VCH's syphilis...
  • Anti-Prostitution Posters, World War II

    07/08/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Retronaut
    Anti-Prostitution Posters, World War II Emphasizing the relationship between patriotism, morality, health preservation, and disease prevention, images of the infected soldier and disease-carrying prostitute in posters during the First and Second World Wars came to symbolize both moral failure and social decay. The following posters use images of "loose" women, patriotic iconography, and frightening symbols to grab the attention of the viewer and inspire behavior modification. These images not only reflected attitudes, values, and beliefs about the causes and consequences of venereal disease but also affected responses to the problem. (Note: Most these photos link back to Retronaut; added are...
  • Dept. of Public Health is reporting increase in cases of syphilis among gay men

    02/23/2012 8:37:42 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    WGMD News ^ | Feb 23, 2012 | Andrew Koch
    Syphilis cases are up in gay men, according to the Delaware Department of Public Health. 76 cases of syphilis were reported to the Health Department last year. Nearly all of them were diagnosed among gay men, and the majority of those cases were in New Castle County. The department says this may be part of a rising trend in syphilis among gay men throughout the country, as increases in cases have been reported in cities such as New York, Miami, San Francisco and Chicago. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that’s transmitted from contact with an infected person. The disease...
  • Skeletons point to Columbus voyage for syphilis origins

    12/20/2011 1:17:42 PM PST · by decimon · 67 replies
    Emory University ^ | December 20, 2011
    More evidence emerges to support that the progenitor of syphilis came from the New WorldSkeletons don't lie. But sometimes they may mislead, as in the case of bones that reputedly showed evidence of syphilis in Europe and other parts of the Old World before Christopher Columbus made his historic voyage in 1492. None of this skeletal evidence, including 54 published reports, holds up when subjected to standardized analyses for both diagnosis and dating, according to an appraisal in the current Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. In fact, the skeletal data bolsters the case that syphilis did not exist in Europe before...
  • Syphilis rates soar 134% among homosexual black men, fall among general population

    11/22/2011 2:21:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, DC, November 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The U.S. Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) most recent data on the spread of sexually transmitted diseases reveals that among homosexual black men the syphilis rates rose a staggering 134% between 2009 and 2010. During the same time frame, syphilis rates among the general population fell by 1.6%. CDC data “show a significant increase in syphilis among young black men who have sex with men (MSM), suggesting that new infections among MSM are driving the increase in young black men,” the CDC report stated. “The finding is particularly concerning as there has also...
  • Gays aren't "born that way" -- a lesbian says so

    09/14/2011 1:00:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 103 replies
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | Sept. 14, 2011 | Bryan Fischer
    In an astonishing column published in the winger-left publication, "The Atlantic," openly "queer woman" (her words) Lindsay Miller says flatly, "In direct opposition to both the mainstream gay movement and Lady Gaga, I would like to state for the record that I was not born this way." Tellingly, she argues that saying people are "born this way" is a form of condescension, and she resents it mightily. "I get frustrated with the veiled condescension of straight people who believe that queers 'can't help it,' and thus should be treated with tolerance and pity." I've got news for Ms. Miller —...
  • Seniors' sex lives are up — and so are STD rates (Up 43% in five years!)

    04/18/2011 5:58:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 16, 2011 | Marni Jameson
    Across the nation, and especially in the Sunshine State, the free-love generation is continuing to enjoy an active — if not always healthy — sex life. At a stage in life when many would expect sexually transmitted diseases to be waning, seniors are noticeably ahead of the national curve. In the five years from 2005 to 2009, the number of reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia among those 55 and older increased 43 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In Central Florida, the rise is even more dramatic. Among those 55 and older, the reported cases of syphilis...
  • Outbreak at Playboy Mansion

    02/12/2011 7:35:47 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/12/2011 | Staff
    Can the Playboy Mansion make you ill? Hugh Hefner's iconic bachelor pad is under investigation after more than 80 guests at a conference and party there became sick with a suspected strain of Legionnaires' disease. Scores of attendees at the Domainfest conference in Santa Monica, held Feb. 1 to 3, came down with symptoms including fever, respiratory infections and violent headaches. Four Swedish guests were diagnosed with Legionellosis or pontiac fever -- a milder form of Legionnaires' caused by bacteria that thrives in warm air-conditioning systems.
  • Skeleton dating clears Columbus of importing syphilis to Europe

    10/25/2010 5:12:35 AM PDT · by Palter · 17 replies
    The Australian ^ | 25 Oct 2010 | Jack Malvern
    The question of whether Christopher Columbus and his crew were responsible for bringing syphilis to Europe from the Americas appears to have been answered by the discovery of a collection of knobbly skeletons in a London cemetery. A popular theory among experts in tropical diseases is that outbreaks of syphilis in the mid-1490s were a direct result of Columbus and his randy crew returning from their first voyage across the Atlantic in 1492-93. However, the largest excavation of skeletons undertaken in Britain has unearthed seven that suggest the disease was known in England up to two centuries before that. Archaeologists...
  • U.S. apologizes for Guatemala STD experiments

    10/01/2010 11:04:43 AM PDT · by Redalways · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10-1-2010 | By Robert Bazell
    U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of people in Guatemala, including institutionalized mental patients, with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or permission more than 60 years ago. Many of those infected were encouraged to pass the infection onto others as part of the study.
  • Young gay men fuelling HIV epidemic, study warns.

    09/06/2010 9:01:49 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 76 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7 sep 2010 | Sarah Boseley
    Researchers say that rising rates of syphilis along HIV among young gay men suggests risky sexual behaviour was to blame.. Public messages and campaigns about the dangers of unsafe sex do not appear to be getting through to men who have sex with men, the researchers say – particularly the young ones.
  • Sex infection gonorrhea risks becoming "superbug"

    03/29/2010 5:34:24 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies · 718+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar. 29, 2010 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON (Reuters) – The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea risks becoming a drug-resistant "superbug" if doctors do not devise new ways of treating it, a leading sexual health expert said. Catherine Ison, a specialist on gonorrhea from Britain's Health Protection Agency said a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting in Manila next week would be vital to efforts to try to stop the bug repeatedly adapting to and overcoming drugs. "This is a very clever bacteria. If this problem isn't addressed, there is a real possibility that gonorrhea will become a very difficult infection to treat," she said in a telephone interview....
  • Facebook 'Linked to Rise in Syphilis'

    03/24/2010 1:10:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 776+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 Mar 2010
    <p>Facebook has been linked to a resurgence in the sexually-transmitted disease syphilis, according to health experts.</p> <p>The virus has increased fourfold in Sunderland, Durham and Teesside, the areas of Britain where Facebook is most popular, because it has given people a new way to meet multiple partners for casual sexual encounters.</p>
  • CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and...

    03/23/2010 2:08:33 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 96 replies · 1,696+ views
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ^ | March 10, 2010 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men A data analysis released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the disproportionate impact of HIV and syphilis among gay and bisexual men in the United States. The data, presented at CDC's 2010 National STD Prevention Conference, finds that the rate of new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) is more than 44 times that of other men and more than 40 times that of women. While CDC data have shown for several years that...
  • Syphilis spikes in San Franscisco

    12/06/2009 4:56:36 PM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 80 replies · 2,746+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | Victoria Coliver
    San Francisco health officials reported an alarming increase in new syphilis cases last year after years of declines. New syphilis cases rose 55.8 percent in 2008 over the previous year, San Francisco public health officials reported. The increase was significantly lower than the dramatic spikes reported early in the decade, when new infections increased 167 percent from 2001 to 2002. But last year's rise would seem to indicate an increase in unsafe sexual practices, which could lead to a rise in HIV infection rates.
  • Washington, D.C., Wins V.D. Triple Crown--Leads Nation in Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Rates

    11/17/2009 1:55:25 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 56 replies · 1,723+ views
    cns news ^ | November 17, 2009 | Pete Winn
    Washington, D.C., had the dubious distinction of beating all 50 states to post the highest rates in the nation for the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The District of Columbia had a Chlamydia rate of 1,177 cases per 100,000 people--almost three times the rate of its neighbors, Virginia (405) and Maryland (439). Mississippi was a distant second, at 728 cases per 100,000 people. By comparison, California’s rate was 407 cases per 100,000; New York came in at 458; New Mexico...
  • Sex infections still growing in U.S.(63% of all syphilis cases from homosexuals!)

    11/16/2009 2:02:15 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 47 replies · 2,053+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 Nov 2009 | Maggie Fox
    American squeamishness about talking about sex has helped keep common sexually transmitted infections far too common, especially among vulnerable teens, U.S. researchers reported Monday. Latest statistics on chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis show the three highly treatable infections continue to spread in the United States. "Chlamydia and gonorrhea are stable at unacceptably high levels and syphilis is resurgent after almost being eliminated," said John Douglas, director of the division of sexually transmitted diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We have among the highest rates of STDs of any developed country in the world," Douglas added in a...
  • Vladimir Lenin died from syphilis, new research claims (Russian Revolutionary had a diseased mind)

    11/09/2009 10:50:21 AM PST · by mojito · 37 replies · 2,061+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/22/2009 | Nick Britten
    Helen Rappaport, an acclaimed historian and author, said that books, papers and journals charting Lenin’s last years show that he contracted the sexually transmitted disease and that it ultimately claimed his life. She said Lenin showed many symptoms of syphilis and that many among the Soviet hierarchy believed he had it. But they were banned from speaking in public and threatened with death because of the embarrassment it would cause. Instead, official documents show that his death was attributed to declining health following three stokes and an assassination attempt in 1918. Central to Miss Rappaport’s case was a report written...
  • Russian revolutionary Lenin died from the sex disease syphilis NOT a stroke, claims historian

    10/23/2009 9:08:59 AM PDT · by bogusname · 18 replies · 1,022+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 23, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Historians have long agreed that Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin suffered a series of three strokes that eventually led to his death. But new evidence has been uncovered that appears to show Lenin actually succumbed to the sexually transmitted disease, syphilis. The Soviets made huge attempts to cover up the real reasons for Lenin's erratic behaviour and sudden bouts of rage in the years leading up to his death in 1924...
  • Rates of chlamydia, syphilis on the rise in U.S.

    01/14/2009 7:45:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies · 1,104+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 14, 2009 | Mary Engel
    Chlamydia infections now top 1.1 million, more than ever recorded. Syphilis cases are up for the 7th year in a row. And gonorrhea is not declining as hoped. Rates of the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia are climbing in the U.S., and rates of syphilis -- once on the verge of elimination -- rose for the seventh consecutive year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday in its annual report on STDs. Gonorrhea rates did not increase, but they ceased falling a few years ago, frustrating goals set by public health leaders. Chlamydia infections in the United States now...
  • Sexually transmitted disease rates soar: CDC

    01/13/2009 12:39:05 PM PST · by shielagolden · 52 replies · 1,825+ views
    reuters.com/ ^ | Tue Jan 13, 2009 | Will Dunham
    Sexually transmitted disease rates soar: CDC WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. syphilis rates rose for a seventh year in 2007, driven by gay and bisexual men, while chlamydia reached record numbers and gonorrhea remained at alarming levels -- especially among blacks, health officials said on Tuesday. Blacks make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, but account for about 70 percent of gonorrhea cases and almost half of chlamydia and syphilis cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Black women ages 15 to 19 have the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea, and gonorrhea rates for blacks overall were...
  • The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

    05/02/2008 5:22:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 827+ views
    Tuskegee University ^ | NA | Borgna Brunner
    The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment by Borgna BrunnerFor forty years between 1932 and 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) conducted an experiment on 399 black men in the late stages of syphilis. These men, for the most part illiterate sharecroppers from one of the poorest counties in Alabama, were never told what disease they were suffering from or of its seriousness. Informed that they were being treated for "bad blood," their doctors had no intention of curing them of syphilis at all.The data for the experiment was to be collected from autopsies of the men, and they were thus deliberately...
  • Tall Tales About Tuskegee

    05/02/2008 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 124+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    “Based on this Tuskegee experiment ... I believe our government is capable of doing anything.” So said the Rev. Jeremiah Wright when asked if he stood by his claim that “the government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color.” The infamous Tuskegee experiment is the Medusa’s head of black left-wing paranoia. Whenever someone laments the fact that anywhere from 10 percent to 33 percent of African-Americans believe the U.S. government invented AIDS to kill blacks, someone will say, “That’s not so crazy when you consider what happened at Tuskegee.” But it is...
  • Sex Diseases in Many Gay Men Go Unfound, Experts Say

    03/13/2008 10:24:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies · 951+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 13, 2008 | Lawrence K. Altman
    Many cases of sexually transmitted diseases are escaping detection because gay men are not being tested each year as advised, federal health officials said Wednesday. And if the men do show up, the officials added, many doctors and clinics are not following screening recommendations. But more cases could be detected if the government approved new ways to use a type of DNA test that is already on the market, the officials and researchers said in a news conference at a scientific meeting in Chicago. They said the test, used in new ways, could detect twice as many cases of gonorrhea...
  • (December 2007) Marshallese in Arkansas unhealthy, ineligible for health care programs

    02/07/2008 8:36:10 PM PST · by navysealdad · 69 replies · 1,181+ views
    The Morning News NWA Online ^ | December 10, 2007 | By John Lyon
    LITTLE ROCK -- The people of the Republic of the Marshall Islands are among the unhealthiest people in the world. An estimated 6,000-8,000 Marshallese immigrants live in Springdale, AR. and the surrounding areas, of whom 867 are children enrolled in the Springdale School District, Pritchard told the House and Senate Interim Committees on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.Deputy State Health Officer Dr. Joe Bates testified that between 2000 and 2005, Northwest Arkansas had nine cases of congenital syphilis, six of which involved Marshallese; 38 people with infectious syphilis, 21 of whom were Marshallese; and nine cases of leprosy, all Marshallese....
  • New study blames Columbus for syphilis spread

    01/14/2008 5:31:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 228+ views
    New study blames Columbus for syphilis spread By Julie Steenhuysen 13 minutes ago New genetic evidence supports the theory that Christopher Columbus brought syphilis to Europe from the New World, U.S. researchers said on Monday, reviving a centuries-old debate about the origins of the disease. They said a genetic analysis of the syphilis family tree reveals that its closest relative was a South American cousin that causes yaws, an infection caused by a sub-species of the same bacteria. "Some people think it is a really ancient disease that our earliest human ancestors would have had. Other people think it came...
  • Origins of Syphilis [It was waiting for Columbus and his crew~~~NEW WORLD]

    10/06/2007 6:04:49 PM PDT · by shield · 95 replies · 3,583+ views
    Archaeology.org ^ | January/February 1997 | Mark Rose
    snip... Syphilis, it seems, developed in the New World from yaws, perhaps 1,600 years ago, and was waiting for Columbus and his crew. The Rothschilds are now examining skeletal collections from the Bahamas to look for evidence of syphilis nearer to Columbus' landfall.
  • NYC theorizes bisexuality adding to syphilis increase

    09/05/2007 4:26:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 747+ views
    One News Now ^ | September 5, 2007 | Ed Thomas
    Health officials in New York City say new statistics show an increase in syphilis infections among men and women. However, this is a small-scale example of a problem that is happening nationwide, they say. Unsafe-sex practices are being blamed for bringing the disease's old health dangers back to life after a drop in the 1990s. The New York Times reports that 260 cases of syphilis were recorded by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the first quarter of this year, including ten cases of female infection. That is more than twice the number for the same period...
  • Online Video: Noted Endocrinologist Dispels the Myth of Health Benefits of the Pill - Part 2

    08/11/2007 8:56:07 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 22 replies · 661+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 9, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Online Video: Noted Endocrinologist Dispels the Myth of Health Benefits of the Pill - Part 2 By Elizabeth O'BrienOTTAWA, August 9, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The lecture of noted endocrinologist Dr. Maria Kraw, speaking at the Humanae Vitae Conference "A New Beginning" last year, described the serious medical risks involved in taking hormonal birth control. It also debunked the common myths of the so-called "health benefits" of the pill. She began by noting that one of the major risks of taking hormonal contraceptives is an increased risk of cancer. Looking at 54 studies of the pill, she observed that researchers found...
  • Syphilis rise worries health workers[doubles in Bexar County, Texas]

    06/12/2007 9:02:49 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 847+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 06/12/2007 | Don Finley
    On many nights, in the back rooms of bars, community centers and church meeting halls around the city, George Perez sits around a platter of cold cuts with perhaps a dozen other men to talk about sex. While the conversation is often explicit — even lascivious — these gatherings are deadly serious. Some 25 years after the AIDS epidemic began, Perez, an 18-year veteran counselor with the Metropolitan Health District, tries to help the other men at the table understand why they're risking their own health — and the health of others — through unsafe sex practices. "If my need...
  • Syphilis Rate Rises in US Homosexual and Bisexual Men but Declines in General Population

    04/27/2007 9:26:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 739+ views
    Life Site ^ | 04.26.07 | John-Henry Westen
    A study to be published in the upcoming June edition of the American Journal of Public Health has researchers alarmed about growing rates of syphilis among homosexual and bisexual men. The overall number of syphilis cases in the United States fell from 50,578 in 1990 to 7,177 in 2003. Nevertheless, homosexual men have seen their rates rise significantly in this decade. "The entire nation was caught unawares," said study lead author James Heffelfinger, M.D., a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study provides further evidence of the dangers involved with the homosexual lifestyle. LifeSiteNews.com reported...
  • Syphilis rates 'soaring in China'

    01/13/2007 8:13:37 PM PST · by hfartalot · 31 replies · 902+ views
    BBC - Asia Pacific ^ | 12 January 2007 | Jill McGivering
    A new report published in a leading medical journal suggests China is seeing alarming and rising rates of the sexually transmitted disease, syphilis. The Lancet reports that China - which virtually eliminated syphilis in the 1960s and 70s - is now seeing the disease return with alarming intensity. It reveals that reported rates have risen from 0.2 cases per 100,000 in 1993 to 5.7 cases per 100,000 in 2005. Dramatic intervention is now needed, one of the report's authors says. The study involved doctors from China's National Centre for STD Control in Nanjing and from the University of North Carolina's...
  • Cindy Sheehan: Hospital stay won't stop me (photos)

    08/14/2006 4:20:04 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 43 replies · 1,803+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/12/06 | Angela K Brown
    Peace mom Cindy Sheehan spent the night in a hospital for a gynecological procedure and treatment of dehydration but said Saturday that wouldn't stop her protest against the Iraq war on land she bought near President Bush's Crawford ranch. Sheehan was listed in stable condition at Providence Health Center in Waco, about 20 miles east of Crawford. She said she could be released later in the day but probably would miss an afternoon barbecue at Camp Casey, the protesters' campsite named for her soldier son who was killed in Iraq in 2004. "Everything will still go on," Sheehan, 49, told...
  • Sheehan treated at Waco hospital

    08/12/2006 5:19:33 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 143 replies · 2,761+ views
    statesman.com ^ | , August 12, 2006
    Anti-war demonstrator Cindy Sheehan was undergoing a minor gynecological procedure Friday evening in a hospital where she was also being treated for dehydration and exhaustion, friends and relatives said. Sheehan was listed in stable condition at Providence Health Center in Waco. Brenda Mauk, a nursing supervisor, declined to release additional information. Sheehan was taken to the Waco hospital after friends picked her up Friday afternoon at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where she arrived after spending several days in Seattle at the Veterans for Peace Convention, said Tiffany Burns, Sheehan's friend. Sheehan, who has been on a liquid diet as...
  • Rising Syphilis Rate Linked to Gay Men

    05/10/2006 12:14:13 PM PDT · by DBeers · 62 replies · 1,526+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2006 | Jia-Rui Chong
    Syphilis rates in blacks, women and babies declined significantly between 1999 and 2004 but continued to rise overall, driven by a dramatic jump in infections among gay and bisexual men, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. About 64% of all the new syphilis cases in 2004 were in men who had engaged in homosexual activity, according to the CDC. That group made up 5% of the syphilis cases in 1999. "Increases in gay and bisexual men are overshadowing the decreases," Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Tuberculosis Prevention,...
  • More Illegal Mexican Immigrant Imports - Infectious Diseases (my title)

    05/04/2006 11:57:32 AM PDT · by Kieri · 61 replies · 3,049+ views
    Medscape and WebMD ^ | 02/26/03 | Various
    (snip) From Mexico's perspective, the border encompasses some of the country's most economically prosperous states. In contrast, the U.S. border region is among the poorest areas in the United States, with >30% of families living at or below the poverty level[8]. Along the Texas border, an estimated 350,000 or more people live in 1,450 unincorporated areas known as colonias, which lack adequate sanitation infrastructure[8]. The large population movement, limited public health infrastructure, and poor environmental conditions contribute to increased incidence of certain infectious diseases[8-11] Analysis of data from the U.S. National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System for 1990 through 1998 showed...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Gay Activists Ask Canada to Lower Age of Consent for (____) Sex, National Post Agrees

    02/15/2006 6:07:10 AM PST · by NYer · 68 replies · 1,699+ views
    LifeSite ^ | February 14, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    TORONTO, February 14, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Homosexual activists have long sought to distance themselves from pedophiles, however Canada's most prominent homosexual activist group has now demanded the lowering the age of consent for anal sex to 16 from 18.  Surprisingly, Canada's National Post, regarded by some as a 'conservative' paper has come out in favour of the proposal.Reacting to the Conservative Government's plan to raise the age of consent for normal sex from 14 to 16, EGALE (Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere) has commenced a campaign to have the age of consent for anal sex lowered to 16 from 18. ...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Pro-Family Leaders: STD Facts Belie Condom Crowd's Safe-Sex Rhetoric

    11/11/2005 7:06:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 578+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/11/05 | Mary Rettig and Jenni Parker
    (AgapePress) - The director of the Culture and Family Institute says the rise in a couple of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is proof that so-called "safe sex" does not work to prevent the spread of venereal diseases. Federal health officials say syphilis and chlamydia infection rates are on the rise. The federal experts say part of the reason for the rise in syphilis cases -- 81 percent since 2000 -- is the cyclical nature of the disease. However, they also attribute the increase to a reported rise in risky sex among homosexual men. The report from the Centers for Disease...
  • Louisiana has top rate of syphilis (State's gonorrhea rate is double the U.S. average)

    11/10/2005 6:32:46 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 29 replies · 696+ views
    KLFY ^ | Undated | AP
    Louisiana's rate of syphilis cases ranked number one in the nation last year, while its gonorrhea rate placed second and its chlamydia rate was third. State health experts say the numbers are grim but not surprising. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Louisiana's syphilis rate is seven-point-four cases per 100-thousand people, compared with two-point-seven cases per 100-thousand nationally. The state's gonorrhea rate is 234-point-four cases per 100-thousand, while the national figure is 113-point-five per 100-thousand. The chlamydia rate is 485-point-seven per 100-thousand, compared with 319-point-six per 100-thousand nationally.
  • Britain in sexual health 'crisis'

    10/13/2005 5:26:53 PM PDT · by NCjim · 11 replies · 723+ views
    BBC ^ | October 13, 2005
    A quarter of UK sex health clinics cannot treat patients needing urgent help within the recommended 48 hours, the BBC's Panorama programme has found. The programme contacted 269 clinics and found that, in some cases, patients could wait weeks to be seen. Waiting times have grown so much that one clinic was taking bookings nine weeks in advance. The Department of Health said more needed to be done, and it was investing £300m over the next three years. One of the most senior sexual health clinicians in the country, Professor George Kinghorn, told Panorama that the situation amounted to a...
  • Gay clinic gave wrong syphilis meds

    03/11/2005 11:40:50 PM PST · by thoughtomator · 10 replies · 476+ views
    planetout.com ^ | 3/11/05 | Christopher Curtis
    The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center revealed Thursday it had administered the wrong kind of penicillin to more than 650 patients treated for syphilis from 1999 to March 2004. At first the center believed only 300 were exposed to the wrong drug. But in a joint report with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the center said 663 patients at the Center got Bicillin C-R, which contains only half the dose of benzathine penicillin G (brand name: Bicillin L-A) that the CDC recommends for treating the disease. If a syphilis infection is not treated properly, debilitating symptoms...
  • ‘Not a simple answer’ for desert’s syphilis problem

    11/10/2004 8:40:20 AM PST · by granite · 43 replies · 1,444+ views
    Blue Pages dot com ^ | 10/03/04 | By Brian Joseph
    'Not a simple answer' for desert’s syphilis problem By Brian Joseph The Desert SunPALM SPRINGS -- In the year since health officials warned of a growing syphilis problem here, the alarming but easily curable disease continues to overrun the Coachella Valley.Despite a year of education and testing efforts, Palm Springs alone has a syphilis rate of 81.8 per 100,000 people in 2003, twice the rate of the nation’s No. 1 city for syphilis, San Francisco.As of the end of August, 73 cases were reported in Riverside County, compared with 78 during the same period in 2003. In both years,...
  • Syphilis Through Oral Sex on the Rise

    10/21/2004 12:37:05 PM PDT · by Baby Bear · 11 replies · 652+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 21, 2004 | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report-CDC
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many people mistakenly believe that oral sex is safe, unaware that they can readily catch or pass on syphilis in this manner, according to a report put out by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Moreover, syphilitic sores in the mouth may in turn increase the risk of HIV infection. Dr. C. Ciesielski and colleagues from the Chicago Department of Public Health found that syphilis is increasingly being spread through oral sex. "Persons who are not in a long-term monogamous relationship and who engage in oral sex should use barrier protection (e.g., male condoms or...