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For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar (meningitis the new AIDS)
New York Times ^ | May 17, 2013 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS

Posted on 05/19/2013 12:00:54 PM PDT by reaganaut1

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A new, casually transmittable infection — a unique strain of bacterial meningitis — has cast a pall over the gay night life and dating scene, with men wondering whether this is AIDS, circa 1981, all over again. Seven men have died in New York City, about a third of diagnosed cases, since 2010. And in the last few months, the contagion seemed to be accelerating. It has targeted gay and bisexual men, and nobody knows exactly why.

The city’s best hope to curb the outbreak is to vaccinate as many at-risk men as possible, focusing on those most in danger: men who regularly hook up with other men whom they meet at parties, bars, clubs and through apps like Grindr. Dr. Don Weiss, the director of surveillance for the city’s Bureau of Communicable Disease, has called it “Russian roulette sex,” because “sooner or later, you are going to come across this organism and be exposed.”

The health department’s own vaccination efforts at several gay bars have had limited success. Men out partying want to have fun, not be told that they may fall prey to a lethal disease by doing so.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aids; gaydeathstyle; gayfilth; gaymeningitis; gaystd; homodisease; homosexualagenda; homosexuallifestyle; homosexuals; immoralbehavior; meningitis; outbreak; publichealth; queer; queeringamerica; riskybehavior; sexualchaos; stds
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The comments are interesting -- lots of gay men complaining that their "lifestyle" is being stigmatized. Sodomy and promiscuity are condemned for a reason.
1 posted on 05/19/2013 12:00:54 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Just leave them alone. The problem is self-solving.


2 posted on 05/19/2013 12:03:10 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: reaganaut1

Bush’s fault! FIRST IN! (So to speak...)


3 posted on 05/19/2013 12:03:41 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: reaganaut1

So God gives the homo community yet another biological smack-down.Gay’s learning curve is a flat line.


4 posted on 05/19/2013 12:04:01 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: reaganaut1

Maybe the whole activity is unnatural and unhealthy both to mind and body. Therefore, you shouldn’t do it.


5 posted on 05/19/2013 12:05:21 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: reaganaut1
It has targeted gay and bisexual men, and nobody knows exactly why.

Gee. If only we could figure that out.....

6 posted on 05/19/2013 12:05:40 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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lots of gay men complaining that their "lifestyle" is being stigmatized.

Yeah, we're all supposed to feel pride in their destructive choices.

7 posted on 05/19/2013 12:05:47 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: 50sDad

God loves everyone, and wants everyone to come to Him, admit their sins, and be forgiven. That said, if you voluntarily stick your face in a glass furnace because you think it is fun, and it is your “lifestyle choice”, I have only so much sympathy for you and your bad choices.


8 posted on 05/19/2013 12:06:31 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: reaganaut1

Ban those 32 oz sodas cause they make you fat; pay any price & compromise sacred property rights in the name of pristine air & water; outlaw mom and dad’s smokes cause they’re unhealthy - but don’t ever EVER question the common effect on health when indulging in the gay lifestyle.


9 posted on 05/19/2013 12:06:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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From decades ago, common for them all to have hepatitis. Comes from promiscuity, and sticking your up his....

love who you want but please don’t tell me its just like traditional marriage.


10 posted on 05/19/2013 12:07:24 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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this brings new meaning to screwing yourself to death


11 posted on 05/19/2013 12:08:06 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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It has targeted gay and bisexual men, and nobody knows exactly why.


Cause it’s racist, that’s why!


12 posted on 05/19/2013 12:09:11 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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It has targeted gay and bisexual men, and nobody knows exactly why.

Maybe the human body wasn't designed for this sort of sexual activity.

13 posted on 05/19/2013 12:11:13 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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“It has targeted gay and bisexual men”

Redundant statement.


14 posted on 05/19/2013 12:11:41 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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” A new, casually transmittable infection — a unique strain of bacterial meningitis”

LOL, I consider a handshake casual contact.


15 posted on 05/19/2013 12:12:59 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: 50sDad

Ya, somehow this will be blamed on Bush. LOL

But seriously, some homosexual activists blame Reagan, for not doing enough about AIDS while he was president.

To me, this speaks volumes about liberalism. Rather than casting any blame on the promiscuous dangerous activities which spread AIDS, activists blamed a Republican president for allegedly being slow to realize how serious the AIDS epidemic was among the homosexual commmunity. And that Reagan must have been homophobic and all that, due to being slow to address the AIDS issue during his time in office.

Typical liberal claptrap. They have no responsibility for any problems they cause. Instead, someone in government, especially Republicans, are to blame for not doing anything to save them from themselves.


16 posted on 05/19/2013 12:13:05 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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It has targeted gay and bisexual men

"You either ---- ---- or you do not ---- ----, there is no in-between." - Andrew Dice Clay

17 posted on 05/19/2013 12:14:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fiji Hill; reaganaut1
Maybe the human body wasn't designed for this sort of sexual activity.

Ya think?

I remember when former Surgeon General Koop pointed this out, and how this group whined about it.

18 posted on 05/19/2013 12:14:53 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: reaganaut1

As long as our Obamacare premiums are not affected by this...


19 posted on 05/19/2013 12:15:09 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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“The comments are interesting — lots of gay men complaining that their “lifestyle” is being stigmatized. Sodomy and promiscuity are condemned for a reason.”

PROVERBS 5:12-13

In the end you will groan in anguish
when disease consumes your body.
12 You will say, “How I hated discipline!
If only I had not ignored all the warnings!
13 Oh, why didn’t I listen to my teachers?
Why didn’t I pay attention to my instructors?


20 posted on 05/19/2013 12:15:12 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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