Skip to comments.For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar (meningitis the new AIDS)
Posted on 05/19/2013 12:00:54 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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 citys 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 citys 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 departments 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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Just leave them alone. The problem is self-solving.
Bush’s fault! FIRST IN! (So to speak...)
So God gives the homo community yet another biological smack-down.Gay’s learning curve is a flat line.
Maybe the whole activity is unnatural and unhealthy both to mind and body. Therefore, you shouldn’t do it.
Gee. If only we could figure that out.....
Yeah, we're all supposed to feel pride in their destructive choices.
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.
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.
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.
this brings new meaning to screwing yourself to death
It has targeted gay and bisexual men, and nobody knows exactly why.
Cause it’s racist, that’s why!
Maybe the human body wasn't designed for this sort of sexual activity.
“It has targeted gay and bisexual men”
” A new, casually transmittable infection a unique strain of bacterial meningitis”
LOL, I consider a handshake casual contact.
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.
"You either ---- ---- or you do not ---- ----, there is no in-between." - Andrew Dice Clay
I remember when former Surgeon General Koop pointed this out, and how this group whined about it.
As long as our Obamacare premiums are not affected by this...
“The comments are interesting — lots of gay men complaining that their “lifestyle” is being stigmatized. Sodomy and promiscuity are condemned for a reason.”
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 didnt I listen to my teachers?
Why didnt I pay attention to my instructors?