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Sexually transmitted disease rates soar: CDC
reuters.com/ ^ | Tue Jan 13, 2009 | Will Dunham

Posted on 01/13/2009 12:39:05 PM PST by shielagolden

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 19 times higher than for whites, the CDC said.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chlamydia; gonorrhea; health; moralabsolutes; syphilis
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1 posted on 01/13/2009 12:39:07 PM PST by shielagolden
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To: shielagolden

Gotta love that free love lifestyle dontcha?

Well, can’t blame Bush over this. I wonder how Obama feels inheriting all these problems.


2 posted on 01/13/2009 12:42:29 PM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: shielagolden

Has anyone told ‘em you only put the condom on the cucumber as a demonstration? Otherwise you put it on your...


3 posted on 01/13/2009 12:43:31 PM PST by Pessimist
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To: shielagolden

“Black women ages 15 to 19 have the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea...”

Puts a whole new spin on changing your luck!


4 posted on 01/13/2009 12:45:10 PM PST by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: Pessimist

The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, who became the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop in 2003 and last year entered into a civil union with his gay partner,


5 posted on 01/13/2009 12:45:57 PM PST by shielagolden
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To: shielagolden

Nothing but the facts, but somewhere they are screaming racism in this report I bet.


6 posted on 01/13/2009 12:46:02 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: shielagolden

Yes, and for that reason alone he was asked to speak at The One’s inauguration.


7 posted on 01/13/2009 12:47:50 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: shielagolden

At least syphilis and chlamydia are treatable.


8 posted on 01/13/2009 12:48:08 PM PST by dbz77
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To: shielagolden
Black women ages 15 to 19 have the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea

Well, there go my plans for this weekend.

9 posted on 01/13/2009 12:50:06 PM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: pappyone

Isn’t it supposed to be bigoted and racist to talk about certain groups having high rates of these diseases? I thought that AIDS is NOT supposed to be tied to gays, for example. We’re all at risk of AIDS, so we’re told.


10 posted on 01/13/2009 12:52:15 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
We’re all at risk of AIDS, so we’re told.

Well, we are all at risk - if we decide to have sex with an HIV-infected person.

11 posted on 01/13/2009 12:54:02 PM PST by Tax-chick (To oppose the god of this world by lifting up Christ.)
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To: dbz77

In a large fraction of women chlamydia leads to infertility.


12 posted on 01/13/2009 12:56:02 PM PST by DManA
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To: Niuhuru
Well, can’t blame Bush over this.

Oh sure they can. According to the article the escalation started in 2000. That means it has to be Bush's fault.

14 posted on 01/13/2009 12:57:41 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: Tax-chick

Dr. Laura told a story about a woman who went to a PTA meeting. It got pretty Liberal when they spoke about the Sex Ed. and she kind of got laughed off when she spoke of Abstinance. During the break she stayed behind. All the others went out for coffee in the cafeteria. When they returned to the class room, the teacher’s rep dropped her cleverness on them by saying that everyone who shook hands with the people with a circle on the their hands had “contracted” a STD and since everyone had shaken hands with them, they ALL had it. The woman raised her hand and said she didn’t have it, because “she abstained”. Well that was the last time she went to her kid’s school.


15 posted on 01/13/2009 1:00:38 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Tax-chick

Dr. Laura told a story about a woman who went to a PTA meeting. It got pretty Liberal when they spoke about the Sex Ed. and she kind of got laughed off when she spoke of Abstinance. During the break she stayed behind. All the others went out for coffee in the cafeteria. When they returned to the class room, the teacher’s rep dropped her cleverness on them by saying that everyone who shook hands with the people with a circle on the their hands had “contracted” a STD and since everyone had shaken hands with them, they ALL had it. The woman raised her hand and said she didn’t have it, because “she abstained”. Well that was the last time she went to her kid’s school.


16 posted on 01/13/2009 1:00:41 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: shielagolden
The only problem I see I taxpayer funding the clean up.

Those who invite these guests into their lives should pick up the tab.

17 posted on 01/13/2009 1:01:39 PM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: massgopguy

I get the point of the example, but it is a fairly silly example.


18 posted on 01/13/2009 1:03:17 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: abigailsmybaby
Oh sure they can. According to the article the escalation started in 2000. That means it has to be Bush's fault.

Bush didn't take office until 1/20/2001

19 posted on 01/13/2009 1:04:26 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: shielagolden
Where does this fact come from? "Blacks make up 12 percent of the U.S. population.

I have been hearing this same percentage quoted since the 1970's. How can this be, considering the birth rates?

Everything is nothing but lies. . . .

Can anyone illuminate things for me?

20 posted on 01/13/2009 1:13:48 PM PST by Tomato lover (The Lord freed me of the world's opinion of success)
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To: pappyone

“...a black teen that just gots to have that monkey love alls the time...”

WTF? Just because you’re new doesn’t mean you have to be stupid.


21 posted on 01/13/2009 1:15:56 PM PST by stormer
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To: Tomato lover
The abortion numbers in the US are top heavy with black Americans. I read not too long ago that the percentage of blacks in the US will not increase greatly in the next census due to this fact.
22 posted on 01/13/2009 1:19:23 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: Tomato lover

They were about 14% in the 70s. But two main things have occurred. First, half of all black children conceived are killed by abortion. (See Black Genocide.org) Second, the Hispanic population has a higher live birth rate than the black population. The 14% figure has slowly edged towards 12% in the last 30 years.


23 posted on 01/13/2009 1:21:36 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: wagglebee

list?


24 posted on 01/13/2009 1:24:03 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: shielagolden

I can see this as a ploy for Planned Parenthood and on school campus public health asking for a lot of fed/state funding to treat the Epedimic.

I dont know where gay men go for free sex health care so cant list their clinic outlet.


25 posted on 01/13/2009 1:25:43 PM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: shielagolden
Hussein's fault!

: )

26 posted on 01/13/2009 1:26:40 PM PST by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: shielagolden

This is a racist and sexist diatribe.

How unlike Reuters to point out uncomplimentary facts about the protected classes.

This type of hate talk will not be permitted after the Coronation.

/sarcasm_off/


27 posted on 01/13/2009 1:26:40 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself)
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To: Abathar

I’m surprised it wasn’t redacted, and displayed so prominently.

Just wait for the revision, (French) Reuters hasn’t heard from the gang yet on how this is supposed to be presented.


28 posted on 01/13/2009 1:27:10 PM PST by Boiling Pots (The USA has become one huge pyramid scheme. Thanks George, John, Nancy and Harry.)
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To: Tomato lover

Consider abortion, as to why their birth rates are not as high as you might think.


29 posted on 01/13/2009 1:28:20 PM PST by Boiling Pots (The USA has become one huge pyramid scheme. Thanks George, John, Nancy and Harry.)
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To: shielagolden

Just gotta love that sexual revolution huh?


30 posted on 01/13/2009 1:29:19 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: shielagolden
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...

If this gets any worse, it might even be worth trying abstinance, followed by fidelity. I know, reactionary concept, but if it prevents disease it migfht be a nice experiment.

31 posted on 01/13/2009 1:32:34 PM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

The Census Bureau put the percentage of the population which is black at 12.7% in 2000 and 12.8% in their July 2006 estimate. The highest percentage was the first census, in 1790, when black people were 19.3% of the population—that had dropped to 9.7% in 1930 after the decades of massive immigration from Europe.


32 posted on 01/13/2009 1:37:09 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: massgopguy

Illustrations of that kind get the attention of young people more than adults, I think. We talk about teenagers’ thinking they’re invincible, but there are many adults who think being over 21 confers immunity from the consequences of foolish behavior.

We sometimes use the handshake activity in Girl Scouts and even Sunday School in the late fall, to illustrate the spread of colds, flu, and that nasty digestive crud.


33 posted on 01/13/2009 1:43:33 PM PST by Tax-chick (To oppose the god of this world by lifting up Christ.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Doesn’t matter. He was elected in 2000 so it’s close enough.


34 posted on 01/13/2009 1:45:18 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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35 posted on 01/13/2009 1:47:08 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: shielagolden

Taken as a whole..... Urban Blacks are a cancer on American society.


36 posted on 01/13/2009 1:48:50 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The original point of America was not to be Europe)
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To: shielagolden
Black women ages 15 to 19...

Since when is a girl 15 years old a woman? Whenever it suits your cause I suppose.

37 posted on 01/13/2009 1:56:14 PM PST by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: shielagolden

Gee, wonder what causes it.


38 posted on 01/13/2009 2:04:08 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Tomato lover, see post 32 for more information.


39 posted on 01/13/2009 2:17:51 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: bert

Taken as a whole..... Urban Blacks are a cancer on American society.


I think it might be more accurate and less inflammatory to say:

Taken as a whole..... Urban Black Culture is a cancer on American society.


40 posted on 01/13/2009 2:18:14 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Guns don't kill people. Criminals and the governments that create them kill people.)
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To: shielagolden
Black women ages 15 to 19 have the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea, and gonorrhea rates for blacks overall were 19 times higher than for whites, the CDC said.

So one could conclude that white hos are safer to "visit", than black ones? ...It always pays to be an informed consumer, I would think.

41 posted on 01/13/2009 2:44:40 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Skooz

Funny. Funny. Sitting here laughing.


42 posted on 01/13/2009 2:56:51 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: massgopguy

Well that was the last time she went to her kid’s school.
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I hope that woman had the good sense to remove her child immediately from that school.


43 posted on 01/13/2009 2:59:20 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: stormer

It doesn’t do a lot of good for a moderator to remove an offensive post, if it is repeated.


44 posted on 01/13/2009 3:17:16 PM PST by ValerieTexas
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To: ValerieTexas

Right you are. I just didn’t want that idiot to have any question about why he was offensive.


45 posted on 01/13/2009 3:29:36 PM PST by stormer
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To: shielagolden

Of course, if they were to receive vaccine they might be reduced.

http://www.cdc.gov/STD/hpv/STDFact-HPV-vaccine-hcp.htm

Then again this might limit the individual rights parents have to decide what’s best for their children.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2163879/posts?page=31#28


46 posted on 01/13/2009 3:33:38 PM PST by PurpleMan
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To: ladtx

Woman/child is really interchangeable depending on the slant.

Like the Bristol Palin pregnancy, if she got an abortion, she would have been within her rights as a woman, but since she had the baby, she is a mere child.


48 posted on 01/13/2009 4:09:31 PM PST by panthermom
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To: Beelzebubba

I’ll buy that revision.

In light of the days attacks on America by members of the Black Caucus, a little inflammation is not a bad thing.


49 posted on 01/13/2009 4:21:37 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The original point of America was not to be Europe)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Gee, wonder what causes it.

: O

50 posted on 01/13/2009 6:09:44 PM PST by HoosierHawk
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