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Rare Chlamydia Strain Infecting Gay Men
The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2006 | Lauran Neergaard

Posted on 02/06/2006 2:55:11 PM PST by DBeers

WASHINGTON -- A particularly bad strain of chlamydia not usually seen in this country appears to be slowly spreading among gay and bisexual men, an infection that can increase their chances of getting or spreading the AIDS virus.

Called LGV chlamydia, this sexually transmitted disease has caused a worrisome outbreak in Europe, where some countries have confirmed dozens of cases. Diagnoses confirmed by U.S. health officials still are low, just 27 since they warned a year ago that the strain was headed here.

But specialists say that's undoubtedly a fraction of the infections, because this illness is incredibly hard to diagnose: Few U.S. clinics and laboratories can test for it. Painful symptoms can be mistaken for other illnesses, such as irritable bowel syndrome.

And because LGV chlamydia doesn't always cause noticeable symptoms _ right away, at least _ an unknown number of people may silently harbor and spread it, along with an increased risk of HIV transmission.

"My feeling is that what we're seeing now is still the tip of the iceberg," says Dr. Philippe Chiliade of the Whitman-Walker Clinic in Washington, D.C., which diagnosed its first few cases of LGV last month and is beginning to push for asymptomatic men to be screened.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already was counting an 8 percent increase in HIV among gay and bisexual men between 2003 and 2004, before LGV's arrival was recognized.

"We are really concerned about this," says Dr. Catherine McLean of CDC's HIV and STD prevention program.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cdc; chlamydia; deathwish; diseasevector; dumbsex; eradicatevector; homosexualagenda; kidsnext; sickhomos; std; vd; vectorvictor; willspread2children
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"My feeling is that what we're seeing now is still the tip of the iceberg,"

DUH...

1 posted on 02/06/2006 2:55:13 PM PST by DBeers
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To: DBeers

well i'm shocked.....


2 posted on 02/06/2006 2:55:49 PM PST by Will_Zurmacht
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To: DBeers

Just waiting for some "Typhoid Mary" Male Flight atttendant to bring it here to the US.


3 posted on 02/06/2006 2:56:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: DBeers

This disease spreads through a lack of federal funding. Like AIDS.


4 posted on 02/06/2006 2:56:52 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: DBeers

Tip of something, anyway.


5 posted on 02/06/2006 2:56:57 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: DBeers
News Flash! Disease Carriers Incubate Diseases!
6 posted on 02/06/2006 2:57:02 PM PST by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: DBeers

IT's from all that Brokeback Mountin'...


7 posted on 02/06/2006 2:58:41 PM PST by Blzbba (Sub sole nihil novi est)
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To: DBeers
Burnback Mountain
8 posted on 02/06/2006 2:58:58 PM PST by Vision ("There are no limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence" Ronald Reagan)
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To: DBeers
"We are really concerned about this," says Dr. Catherine McLean of CDC's HIV and STD prevention program.

So, no doubt they'll handle it like AIDS and make it illegal to identify or discriminate against anyone who carries it.

9 posted on 02/06/2006 2:59:25 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DBeers

LGV is neither rare nor confined to gays.


10 posted on 02/06/2006 3:00:21 PM PST by Jim Noble (And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout)
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Hmmmm... "spreading among gay and bisexual men" -what pray tell could be causing this among "gay and bisexual" men? One would think someone would analyze the data and issue some specific warnings. I would hope that political correctness does not supercede societal health matters -if it did one might think there was some agenda being promoted or promulated...

11 posted on 02/06/2006 3:00:55 PM PST by DBeers ()
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To: DBeers

Another "gift that keeps on giving".


12 posted on 02/06/2006 3:01:13 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: DBeers

Didn't cover this in Brokeback Mountain did they?


13 posted on 02/06/2006 3:01:24 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: DBeers

Nature's way of telling you something's wrong.


14 posted on 02/06/2006 3:01:42 PM PST by polymuser (Losing, like flooding, brings rats to the surface.)
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To: DBeers

Will this be in the next episode of "Queer Eye"?


15 posted on 02/06/2006 3:02:06 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: DBeers

geez. i guess this is gonna get the green monkeys off the hook for a while.


16 posted on 02/06/2006 3:03:04 PM PST by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims never stopped. a 2010 useless reply odyssey.)
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To: finnman69

"Bareback Mounted"


17 posted on 02/06/2006 3:04:13 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Liberals-beyond your expectations!)
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To: DBeers
Painful symptoms can be mistaken for other illnesses, such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Ugh. I didn't need that reminder of where gays get infected with STD's. GROSS!!!!!!

18 posted on 02/06/2006 3:04:38 PM PST by PLK
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To: Shalom Israel
Medical Love Song (by Eric Idle and Graham Chapman, M.D.)
19 posted on 02/06/2006 3:04:44 PM PST by Sooth2222
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To: DBeers

[Rare Chlamydia Strain Infecting Gay Men]



So if I want to avoid getting this disease, I just need to NOT have sex with other men.

NO PROBLEM!


20 posted on 02/06/2006 3:05:21 PM PST by spinestein (All journalists today are paid advocates for someone's agenda.)
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To: PLK
I didn't need that reminder of where gays get infected with STD's.

(singing)

"Don't it make my brown eye red?"

21 posted on 02/06/2006 3:05:45 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: DBeers
Painful symptoms can be mistaken for other illnesses, such as irritable bowel syndrome.

This tidbit of info seems to give a vague clue...

22 posted on 02/06/2006 3:06:06 PM PST by DBeers ()
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To: spinestein

FOUND DIRTY WHITE DOG. Looks like a rat ... been out a while..better be a reward.


23 posted on 02/06/2006 3:06:27 PM PST by laney (*never ride your horse faster than your guardian angel can fly*)
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To: Cicero

Remember the good old days when immigrants were given a quick physical and those not healthy were sent packing? We need to restart that.


24 posted on 02/06/2006 3:06:43 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Native Texan)
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To: spinestein
I know there's got to be relevent Biblical passage out there somewhere.

God has His way of taking care of business.

25 posted on 02/06/2006 3:07:12 PM PST by Pio (Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell.)
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To: Jim Noble
LGV is neither rare nor confined to gays.

Apparently this particular strain, which the article refers to, IS. At least for now and in the U.S.

26 posted on 02/06/2006 3:07:40 PM PST by PLK
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To: DBeers
"Rare Chlamydia Strain Infecting Gay Men"

What!!?? Me worry!!??

27 posted on 02/06/2006 3:07:51 PM PST by davisfh
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To: DBeers
At what point will be find our collective minds and start quarantining these people for their own safety and the safety of the general public?
28 posted on 02/06/2006 3:08:09 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: DBeers

Wouldn't an epidemic of clap infections in the butt be more appropriately referred to as a 'standing ovation'?


29 posted on 02/06/2006 3:08:12 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: DBeers

Does this not sound a whole lot like the initial reports of AIDS decades ago? Another disease that's going to be made popular by homosexuals...


30 posted on 02/06/2006 3:08:15 PM PST by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of Satan and a Cancer on Society)
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To: DBeers
"My feeling is that what we're seeing now is still the tip of the iceberg,"

*Chuckle*

31 posted on 02/06/2006 3:08:34 PM PST by 14erClimb
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To: SwinneySwitch

How about Germs of Enrearment?


32 posted on 02/06/2006 3:09:10 PM PST by Dawgmeister
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To: Sooth2222

Suppose he's got a painful stick?!!


33 posted on 02/06/2006 3:09:32 PM PST by spinestein (All journalists today are paid advocates for someone's agenda.)
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To: Sooth2222

Suppose he's got a painful stick?!!


34 posted on 02/06/2006 3:09:52 PM PST by spinestein (All journalists today are paid advocates for someone's agenda.)
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To: DBeers

These guys really can't figure out what causes it, can they?


35 posted on 02/06/2006 3:10:41 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Jim Noble
LGV was very common in dogs about 20 years ago. Leash laws and indiscriminate breeding of strays have reduced the incidence to almost nil in the last couple of years.
36 posted on 02/06/2006 3:10:51 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: ShadowAce

"Don't it make my brown eye red?"

You just had to post that, didn't you?

ROTFLMAO!


37 posted on 02/06/2006 3:11:51 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: DBeers
AIDS is only one of the multiple diseases gay men expose themselves to that are generally not found in the rest of the population. We only hear about AIDS because it's deadly.
38 posted on 02/06/2006 3:12:38 PM PST by manwiththehands (From a fellow FReeper: Being an "angry" conservative makes me a "fringer".)
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To: vetvetdoug

You think.....? Nah, no one be that sick, right?


39 posted on 02/06/2006 3:13:41 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: DBeers

One more way excuse for them to steal our money and use most of it for their political causes.


40 posted on 02/06/2006 3:14:38 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Blzbba

Is it just me or was the Budweiser "Streaker" commercial yesterday a parody on that dumb movie?


41 posted on 02/06/2006 3:14:44 PM PST by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: doorgunner69; SortaBichy

I always thought Chlamydia was one of those names that Sheila Jackson Lee wanted added to the Hurricane Name List...


42 posted on 02/06/2006 3:15:59 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: DBeers

The sodomites get all the diseases while the Carpet munchers have been given a free ride, Must have something to do with dipping your wick in feces.


43 posted on 02/06/2006 3:16:29 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: TheBattman
Yep. Saw on a C-Span classic taped around 1991. Lamb interviewed the author of the book The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS. The book reveals the PC politics surrounding AIDS. I believe the writer mentioned how even the CDC claimed in 1985 that AIDS would become a mainly heterosexual disease by 1990.
44 posted on 02/06/2006 3:18:03 PM PST by Mulch (tm)
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To: rfreedom4u

Future WaPo headline: Islamic Bomb Ends Life In America, Gays, Women, and Minorities Most Effected.


45 posted on 02/06/2006 3:18:14 PM PST by kjo
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To: DBeers
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm what have I read about pestilenceS?

Matt.24:7

[7] For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.


Luke.21:11

[11] And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Odd how THIS particular group, homosexuals, keeps getting hit with ALL kinds of health problems. It's never ending. And they get shriller and shriller for acceptance.
46 posted on 02/06/2006 3:19:17 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: dfwgator

"Just waiting for some "Typhoid Mary" Male Flight atttendant to bring it here to the US."

Patient Zero.

Read the book. One irresponsible gay flight attendant is pretty much wholly responsible for the entire AIDS problem.


47 posted on 02/06/2006 3:20:30 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: DBeers


Your body's way of saying STOP IT, THIS IS NOT RIGHT.


48 posted on 02/06/2006 3:20:33 PM PST by rockabyebaby (I'm not afraid to say out loud what the rest of you are afraid to admit.)
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To: sgtbono2002

"Must have something to do with dipping your wick in feces."

Naaah, it's all Ronald Reagan's fault, he didn't throw enough money at it in 1987, ya see ...


49 posted on 02/06/2006 3:20:43 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: manwiththehands
AIDS is only one of the multiple diseases gay men expose themselves to that are generally not found in the rest of the population. We only hear about AIDS because it's deadly.

Like Mental Disease...

50 posted on 02/06/2006 3:24:43 PM PST by Major_Risktaker
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