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CDC: 110,197,000 Venereal Infections in U.S. [title shortened to fit]
CNS News via The Drudge Report / drudgereport.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | By Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 03/27/2013 6:16:55 PM PDT by thecodont

(CNSNews.com) - According to new data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 19.7 million new venereal infections in the United States in 2008, bringing the total number of existing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. at that time to 110,197,000.

The 19.7 million new STIs in 2008 vastly outpaced the new jobs and college graduates created in the United States that year or any other year on record, according to government data. The competition was not close.

The STI study referenced by the CDC estimated that 50 percent of the new infections in 2008 occurred among people in the 15-to-24 age bracket. In fact, of the 19,738,800 total new STIs in the United States in 2008, 9,782,650 were among Americans in the 15-to-24 age bracket.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clintonlegacy; disease; education; stds
Update to this news article from 2007.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1926095/posts

1 posted on 03/27/2013 6:16:55 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

I blame Sandra Fluke.


2 posted on 03/27/2013 6:18:33 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I agree that there’s too much fluking going on thanks to Sandra and her battle to get the central socialist government to pay for her ‘accidents’.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 6:20:21 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: thecodont

Sounds like unsanitary fornication has consequences!

Wonder what the 2012 statistics are?

Apparently all of that sex education in the public schools for the last 25 years showing how to put a condum on a cucumber has prevented neither pregnant cucumbers or STDs in human fornicators!


4 posted on 03/27/2013 6:23:23 PM PDT by texican01
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To: thecodont

One third of the US population has VD? I don’t believe it.


5 posted on 03/27/2013 6:23:45 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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To: Oklahoma

Hey almost that many voted for Obama.


6 posted on 03/27/2013 6:24:58 PM PDT by texican01
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To: IbJensen
and I forgot Lena Dunham too.

But I'd really like to see the statistics on the portion of these venereal diseases which relate to the behaviors of the crowd forcing this anti-God, anti-nature idiocy of 'same sex' 'marriage' upon our nation.

7 posted on 03/27/2013 6:25:41 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Oklahoma

I’d bet fewer people have multiple STD’s.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 6:26:16 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: texican01

One third of the US population are half-wits that support the left? Yeah, I’d believe that.


9 posted on 03/27/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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To: Servant of the Cross

Speaking of ‘rights’ to be argued in front of the laughable Soopreme Kort: who are we to say that cows and other animals don’t desire marriage sanctioned by our socialist government?

Or, on the other hand, why not humans marrying their animals?

Confirming legality on marriages of couples engaged in homosexual coupling is an inherent evil and sinful act in and of itself.


10 posted on 03/27/2013 6:29:08 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Apparently the USA is short of condoms....or wait. Maybe the campaign about condoms never was suppose to work. I say let them get infected, don’t treat them, and let them put their emaciated body pictures on Facebook for the whole world to see that sometimes, you reap....what you sow. Such an ancient axiomatic truth. Moderns think they can get away with it.


11 posted on 03/27/2013 6:29:35 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: IbJensen
who are we to say that cows and other animals don’t desire marriage sanctioned by our socialist government?

Leslie Knope is way ahead of you (they were even male penguins, though she didn't know that).

12 posted on 03/27/2013 6:31:05 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: thecodont

But lets be sure not to talk about abstinence.

Liberals keep saying they’re smart. Maybe they have a different definition of what smart is.


13 posted on 03/27/2013 6:33:25 PM PDT by lurk
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To: thecodont

and yet Planned Parenthood tells youngsters to go ahead and spread it like wildfire and not tell their partners


14 posted on 03/27/2013 6:39:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Oklahoma

sexual liberation of kids, the new normal


15 posted on 03/27/2013 6:40:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: IbJensen

An animal does not have the mental capacity to engage in consensual sex with a human. They are driven by instinct, not reason. On the other hand, if sexual preference is the prime concern, then how can one possibly argue against polygamy, polyandry, or any other consensual human grouping? If we’re going to deny reality and say a man’s preference for sodomy is equivalent to heterosexual, aka natural sexual attractions, then let’s be truly fair about it. Any grouping, so long as they are all consenting adults, should be able to declare their eternal love for each other. To do anything else would be to deny equal protection under the law. If preference is it, the key factor, then why should a homo’s preference be given any special protection over a bisexual’s or a guy that wants a harem?


16 posted on 03/27/2013 6:43:46 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: lurk
But lets be sure not to talk about abstinence.

Oddly enough, a comment following that article blamed the high incidence of disease on stupid Republican teenagers who were taught abstinence and who didn't know how to use protection.

When someone else said that modern morality was low compared with that of a century or more ago, another commenter countered that with something like "the Founding Fathers [Jefferson and Franklin] were lechers and whoremongers, so your argument is invalid."

17 posted on 03/27/2013 6:46:05 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: GeronL

Made me think of this:

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/03/26/victorias-secrets-new-lingerie-line-has-parents-outraged/


18 posted on 03/27/2013 6:47:46 PM PDT by Third Person (Do the Strandski!)
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To: Oklahoma
One third of the US population has VD? I don’t believe it.

And you are right not to believe that, because that's not what it said. It didn't say 110M plus people have (one or more) STDs, it gave a count of instance of infections. If Sally Slut gets the clap, takes her antibiotics until its gone, then gets the clap again, that's two infections. If Bathhouse Billy, whose immune system is compromised by AIDS gets secondary infections of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes and genital warts, that's six infections.

Remembering that they are probably counting all the HPV infections that show up as abnormal Pap smears (and maybe even presumptively counting another infection for each sex partner she reports) and chlamydia (neither of which were in the list of venereal diseases we were taught in school back in the day before STD became the politically correct term), and that a very promiscuous person can account for multiple infections, the estimate sounds reasonable

19 posted on 03/27/2013 6:49:19 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Third Person

I don’t believe Frederick’s of Hollywood ever marketed their goods to teenagers.


20 posted on 03/27/2013 6:53:44 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Third Person

BUMP

like they care what parents think


21 posted on 03/27/2013 6:53:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Oklahoma

More likely a large percentage get cured and then go right out and get it again.


22 posted on 03/27/2013 6:54:17 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: thecodont; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

I hear you can catch gonorrhea from riding a tractor.


23 posted on 03/27/2013 7:01:54 PM PDT by Gamecock (He is Risen!)
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To: The_Reader_David

I STILL DON’T BELIEVE IT!


24 posted on 03/27/2013 7:03:31 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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To: ConjunctionJunction

It is interesting to note that in the story I didn’t see anything about the homosexuals and how much they account for. In the past I have read about 65%. Keep in mind this is about 1.5% of the population.


25 posted on 03/27/2013 7:08:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: thecodont
How many if you exclude XXX-42?


26 posted on 03/27/2013 7:21:43 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: IbJensen

“Or, on the other hand, why not humans marrying their animals?”

They already exist....those who mount animals are called Taxidermists.


27 posted on 03/27/2013 7:32:27 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: Oklahoma
“One third of the US population has VD? I don’t believe it.”

I believe one individual can have multiple occurences of sexualy transmitted diseases. The number may seem high but STD’s are much more common than people believe. They are never shown in the media or the news.

Certain geographic areas and ethnic groups have far higher rates than average. Washington D.C. leads the country in STD’s. The other areas are predictable.

28 posted on 03/27/2013 7:54:24 PM PDT by detective
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To: Jack Hydrazine
It is interesting to note that in the story I didn’t see anything about the homosexuals and how much they account for. In the past I have read about 65%. Keep in mind this is about 1.5% of the population.

I would not be surprised if LSM journalists intentionally failed to report on those facts. Some demographic groups can't be portrayed in a negative light, in their view.

29 posted on 03/27/2013 9:20:00 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: thecodont

I can’t think of a more clear cut case for banning genitals. They are killing our children. In particular, we need to ban the assault genitals. You know, the one with extra attachments, the big scary ones and the ones with camo.


30 posted on 03/28/2013 4:37:31 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: IamConservative

Probably need to ban the ammo clips as well.


31 posted on 03/28/2013 4:40:33 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: IbJensen

And why is marriage restricted to a single person / critter / plant / inanimate object? Maybe some people have enough love for multiple husbands and multiple wives at the same time. These antiquated Victorian Norma have to go. < /lib>


32 posted on 03/28/2013 4:45:08 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: thecodont

Is pelvic organ prolapse an STD? I really don’t know what it is, but every time I hear those commercials I cringe.


33 posted on 03/28/2013 4:57:31 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: Islander2

But they’re mounting animals in a nice way.


34 posted on 03/28/2013 5:38:12 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: CitizenUSA

Many of today’s practitioners of sex today are doing so strictly on instinct. Why it’s mere instinct that causes a homosexual to jump on the backside of his partner in order to stick his pee-pee in the other’s poo-poo.

And that isn’t all. Usually their activity they call love ends up with the one partner shoving his head up the other’s backside, then licking off the dipstick. And they wonder why they get sick and die of AIDs.

This is the beautiful thing they call love and they want to get married like normal sane people so their kids, allowed to be adopted by two sick perverts, will feel like they have two parents.


35 posted on 03/28/2013 5:46:08 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Oklahoma

Actually, the study included two more diseases than the ones I mentioned (hepatitis B and one I never heard of).

But the thing that puts the number way up is including HPV — it has a decades long latency period during which there are no symptoms, but it can be passed on, is not just sexually transmissible (besides vertical transmission from mother to child, there are documented cases of transmission by sharing clothing in the medical literature, and unlike every other STD, clinically significant viral loads can be recovered from surfaces in public restrooms — it may be the only STD for which the old lame ‘I must have gotten it from a toilet seat’ might actually be true, though unlike the transmission by sharing clothing there are no documented cases of this), being viral it is never cured (though it’s usually asymptomatic rather than actually causing genital warts, unless in women it causes abnormalities in a pap smear or, if not caught by that, cervical cancer) and (also unlike other STDs) the very high transmission rate during sexual activity is not decreased significantly by condom use.

Pretty much everyone who’s ever committed fornication, and even a lot of folks who saved themselves for marriage and have been faithful ever since have HPV.

The study is behind a paywall from a commercial scientific journal, so I couldn’t see what the numbers would be if you excluded HPV. I suspect those numbers would be much closer to the intuition you have that’s causing your disbelief.


36 posted on 03/28/2013 7:43:59 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: thecodont

Obviously the key is more sex weeks at colleges and more sex ed in the high schools. The kids should get free birth control and more lessons on how to put a condom on a cucumber. (/sarc)

Seriously, I might sound like a Christian whacko in today’s society, but if everyone waited until marriage, these STDs would die out.


37 posted on 03/29/2013 7:44:48 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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38 posted on 03/29/2013 7:46:16 PM PDT by narses
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Seriously, I might sound like a Christian whacko in today’s society, but if everyone waited until marriage, these STDs would die out.

You are most certainly NOT a whacko.

That's just common sense. And (borrowing from another thread), common sense is so uncommon these days, it counts as a superpower.

39 posted on 03/29/2013 7:51:42 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Pinkbell
Seriously, I might sound like a Christian whacko in today’s society, but if everyone waited until marriage, these STDs would die out.

You are most certainly NOT a whacko.

That's just common sense. And (borrowing from another thread), common sense is so uncommon these days, it counts as a superpower.

40 posted on 03/29/2013 7:51:42 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: The_Reader_David
Pretty much everyone who’s ever committed fornication, and even a lot of folks who saved themselves for marriage and have been faithful ever since have HPV.

The people in the second group have this little health problem because they married someone from the first group.

41 posted on 03/29/2013 7:53:16 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Oklahoma

I thought the same thing at first, but look closer - these are infections - people can have multiple types of STDs, and likely do. I want to know how many PEOPLE have STDs by age and race/ethnicity. I read somewhere that the old Boomers are getting STDs, too, at alarming rates. Not pretty - and condoms don’t help for a lot of this because the fluids can still penetrate through along with the disease and pestilence.


42 posted on 03/30/2013 8:01:07 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: ConjunctionJunction; detective

Washington DC has a very large homosexual population, which would explain its higher rate of STDs, plus all those grotesque switch-hitter politcians running our country into the ground.


43 posted on 03/30/2013 8:03:26 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: thecodont

With high probability, yes, though if the virginal sister in the documented case of transmission by clothing-sharing saves herself for marriage, she and her husband (if he, too lived up to the Christian ideal of chastity) would be counter-examples.


44 posted on 03/30/2013 2:44:15 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: thecodont

You are a little behind the times. On free republic I learned an amazing factoid about cervical cancer of the throat! Turns out the throat can store HPV and get cancer.

It is a lesbian disease and has nothing to do with fornication.

There was also a post describing the use of saran wrap to prevent transmission. I can’t remember what the procedure was called.


45 posted on 03/30/2013 3:03:24 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Sioux-san

I’m not a doctor or a medical researcher so I have to depend on common sense and what I can find online. When you search questions like “how many Americans have STDs each year?” or “how many Americans have multiple STD infections each year?” you will get a range of data which probably gives a fairly accurate view of what is happening.

At any given time a certain percentage of the populations has HAD a venereal disease and that percentage varies within a range over the years. That range of rates is certain to be higher than the currently active infections at that same given time.

I would be interested in finding out how those “currently” infected and “at one time” infected rates have changed over the years. This isn’t a new problem and it probably isn’t a solvable problem which leads me to believe not much has changed.


46 posted on 03/30/2013 8:30:38 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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