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  • Use of 'Chemsex' Ups Risk of HIV Dx Among Gay and Bisexual Men

    05/24/2018 1:12:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | May 23, 2018 | Molly Walker
    A drug-fueled sex fad called "chemsex" was linked to increased risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM), researchers found. Gay, bisexual or other MSM who disclosed use of chemsex were more likely to be newly diagnosed with HIV infection, acute bacterial and rectal STIs, and hepatitis C, reported Mark Pakianathan, MBChB, of Wandsworth Integrated Sexual Health at The Courtyard Clinic in London, and colleagues.
  • Wherever you are in the world, time is running out for treating gonorrhea

    05/16/2018 6:07:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue May 15, 2018
    22-year-old was living in West Hollywood, hoping to launch his acting career. Los Angeles had a thriving a gay scene where King, for the first time, could embrace his sexuality freely. He frequented bathhouses and also met men in dance clubs and along the bustling sidewalks. There was lots of sex to be had. Like a few years earlier, the doctor gave him a handful of antibiotics to take for a few days that would clear up the infection. It wasn't a big deal. In fact, as King describes it, it was "simply an errand to run." ... When King...
  • STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

    05/08/2018 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA
    The teenagers tucked their hands into their sweatshirt pockets as they shuffled to form a circle. Some gazed at the asphalt, trying to avoid the game they had been drafted to play. “It’s like hot potato/musical chairs, but with a penis,” said the girl leading the group. The kids gathered on a spring morning in South Los Angeles were about to get a hands-on lesson in sex education. Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior....
  • STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

    05/07/2018 7:22:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | Soumya Karlamangla
    he teenagers tucked their hands into their sweatshirt pockets as they shuffled to form a circle. Some gazed at the asphalt, trying to avoid the game they had been drafted to play. “It’s like hot potato/musical chairs, but with a penis,” said the girl leading the group. The kids gathered on a spring morning in South Los Angeles were about to get a hands-on lesson in sex education. Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior....
  • Untreatable gonorrhea superbug is spreading through Australia as experts say sex tourism [tr]

    04/19/2018 7:17:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2018 | Cait Kelly
    Two people in Australia have been diagnosed with 'super gonorrhoea,' an STI resistant to treatment and fulled by sex tourism. The cases are the first for Australia and were reported last month, one in Queensland and one in Western Australia. Both of the cases were discovered after pathology tests and it is believed one was contracted in south-east Asia.
  • Planned Parenthood Tells HIV-Infected Kids They Don't Have to Disclose Status to Partners

    04/13/2018 5:58:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 11, 2018 | Megan Fox
    What kind of sex educators would tell kids with AIDS they don't have to disclose their health status to a sexual partner? Planned Parenthood, that's who! International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has an information campaign they've put out for kids with HIV called "Healthy, Happy and Hot" that begins: Young people living with HIV may feel that sex is just not an option, but don’t worry — many young people living with HIV live healthy, fun, happy and sexually fulfilling lives. You can too, if you want to! Things get easier (and sex can get even better) as you become...
  • Beaver County Sees Uptick In STD Numbers Among Young People

    03/12/2018 5:07:09 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 37 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 9, 2018 | John Shumway
    Dr. DiCenco says the numbers in a state health department alert about STD’s and HIV among 15-24 year olds in Beaver County are “quite concerning and we, in our practice, have seen an uptick in the number of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cases.” The state alert says the cases of Gonorrhea among 15-24 year old men and women were up 34 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. HIV was up almost threefold. “The HIV rate increasing 300 percent is very concerning,” says Dr. DiCenco. So why are the numbers among young people rising? Students on the Carnegie Mellon Campus had these...
  • Gloria Steinem: Trump Is Not The President Because 'He Lost By 10 Million Votes'

    12/10/2017 11:29:55 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 121 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 10, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Yeah, not to get your blood pressures to spike over the weekend, but some on the feminist Left just need to accept that 2016 happened and they lost. It doesn’t matter that Hillary Clinton got more popular votes either; that’s not how you win the presidency. We all know this. Now, as we enter the 2018 midterm season, we still have some who just can’t stand that Trump won, that he’s president, and that Hillary Clinton will never be president—ever. Enter Gloria Steinem who says she doesn’t think Trump is president because he lost by 10 million votes. No,...
  • Do You Live in One of the Most Sexually Diseased States?

    10/31/2017 10:32:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 71 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/31/2017 | DC McAllister
    Sexually transmitted diseases are getting worse in the United States, increasing for the third year, with 2016 reaching an all-time high. According to the Centers for Disease Control and data analysis by Backgroundchecks.org, here are the ten most sexually diseased states in America:
  • STDs at all-time high: Where does Arizona rank?

    10/27/2017 11:08:35 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 45 replies
    Tucson News ^ | October 26, 2017 | Staff
    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in the United States reached all-time highs in 2016. In the U.S., there were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia and 470,000 cases of gonorrhea last year. “Increases in STDs are a clear warning of a growing threat,” said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. “STDs are a persistent enemy, growing in number, and outpacing our ability to respond.” The increase...
  • Pentagon advocates requiring women to sign up for military draft

    10/24/2017 7:15:25 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon says the country should stick with mandatory registration for a military draft, and it advocates a requirement for women to sign up for the first time in the nation’s history. The recommendations are contained in a Defense Department report to Congress that serves as a starting point for a commission examining military, national and public service. Congress ordered the Pentagon report, and the office of the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness completed it in the early months of the Trump administration. Currently, only male citizens and residents age 18-25 are required to register, for a pace...
  • 1 in 9 American men infected with oral HPV

    10/18/2017 10:31:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | October 16, 2017 | Steven Reinberg
    Eleven million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new study reports. That equates to 1 in 9 U.S. males aged 18 to 69. And infection is most likely for those who have had multiple oral sexual partners, are gay or bisexual, or who also have genital HPV infection, a team of U.S. researchers found.
  • Hugh Hefner’s Real Legacy: Disease, Despair, and Death

    10/06/2017 5:04:51 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 35 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 10/6/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A timely and stunning statistic befitting the recent death of America’s patriarch of pornography: a shocking 110 million Americans—over one-third of our population—are saddled with a sexually transmitted disease. According to The New York Times, "The incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is increasing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 110 million Americans now are infected with a sexually transmitted disease. ..." Additionally, more than one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 has genital herpes. (Thus the rise of all of the Valtrex commercials on TV.) Among many...
  • There is now a gonorrhea superbug and we can't get rid of it

    09/27/2017 12:11:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 27, 2017 | BY JOSHUA TEHEE
    Here’s harrowing news for the sexually active: sexually transmitted diseases are getting out of control. In its annual STD Surveillance Report, the Center for Disease Control saw a record increase in the number of infections of three sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. -- chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Syphilis, in particular, is seeing massive outbreaks in places like Fresno, CA, where the disease was almost nonexistent six years ago, according to The Fresno Bee. In July, the World Health Organization issued a warning about the global rise of drug-resistant gonorrhea. That’s the one that produces a burning sensation and a...
  • Sex diseases in US surge to record high

    09/26/2017 11:30:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    AFP ^ | September 26, 2017 | Staff
    Sexually transmitted diseases surged to a record high in the United States last year, with more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis nationwide, officials said Tuesday. This was "the highest number ever," said the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

    07/07/2017 7:39:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 7, 2017 | James Gallagher
    Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible. The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics.
  • California Columnist: Stop Punishing People Who ‘Willfully Expose Others’ to HIV or AIDS

    04/27/2017 6:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Heat Street ^ | April 26, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    An associate editor of the largest newspaper in Sacramento, California has published a bizarre article asking why is it still illegal to “willfully expose others” to AIDS. Erika D. Smith, the associate editor of The Sacramento Bee daily newspaper, wrote “The AIDS crisis is over. Why are people still going to jail over HIV?”
  • I Got Zika And I will Never Be The Same (It's Worth It!)

    12/27/2016 4:14:23 PM PST · by Hostage · 84 replies
    AFAR Travel Guide ^ | December 19, 2016 | BRIANNA RICE
    What contracting Zika taught one traveler about traveling fearlessly I remember looking down at my polka-dotted legs as I lay by the pool of a small hostel in El Tunco, El Salvador. As I fought the urge to scratch, I counted the number of mosquito bites. Thirty-seven. I had thirty-seven bites on my legs, not to mention a few on my arms and the one driving me crazy on my back. I shrugged, sprayed my legs with more 99.9 percent DEET spray, and continued basking in the sun. A week after I tallied up my bites, on the last day...
  • Millennials aren’t wearing condoms anymore [because of HPV vaccine and anti-HIV meds]

    11/03/2016 8:59:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 2, 2016 | Christian Gollayan
    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a recent spike in STIs such as chlamydia (up nearly 6 percent since 2014), gonorrhea (up nearly 13 percent) and syphilis (up 19 percent) among young people. A 2015 CDC study found that condom use among sexually active high schoolers dropped from 63 percent in 2003 to 57 percent in 2015. A study that same year by Skyn condoms found that 48 percent of millennials use condoms “never” or “rarely.” Gay men such as Ben, a 29-year-old designer based in Hell’s Kitchen, say the rise of PrEP —...
  • Number of STD cases in the US reaches record high as public services 'stretched thin'

    10/25/2016 7:47:16 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 24 replies
    telegraph.uk ^ | 25 October 2016 | Chris Graham
    The number of reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases reached a record high in the US last year, figures show, as officials warned that stretched services meant people were slipping through the "public health safety net". In its latest report, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said the sharp rise in syphilis was of particular concern.