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  • WHO urges shift in STD treatment due to antibiotic resistance (Update)

    08/30/2016 1:48:55 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 27 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | August 30, 2016
    Growing resistance to antibiotics has complicated efforts to rein in common sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday as it issued new treatment guidelines. Globally, more than one million people contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection (STI) every day, WHO said. "Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are major public health problems worldwide, affecting millions of peoples' quality of life, causing serious illness and sometimes death," Ian Askew, head of WHO's reproductive health and research division, said in a statement.
  • Syphilis is on the rise when it should be confined to history

    08/24/2016 8:45:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | August 24, 2016 | Verity Sullivan
    As the old saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine. Unless you have syphilis in which case penicillin is the best choice”. The disease, caused by the bacterium Treponema Pallidum and passed on through unprotected oral, vaginal and anal sex, has affected the famous through the ages (Al Capone and, reportedly, Hitler, to name just two). But syphilis is in no way confined to big names, nor is it a sexually transmitted infection (STI) of the past. The 2016 Public Health England (PHE) syphilis report has shown that infection rates are on the up, with disproportionate rates in London. In...
  • Almost 500 New Yorkers have tested positive for Zika virus

    08/16/2016 11:17:52 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | Yoav Gonen
    Nearly 500 New Yorkers — including 49 pregnant women — have tested positive for the Zika ­virus, a more than tenfold increase since April, city officials said ­Tuesday. Five of the 483 victims contracted the virus through sex. The others are believed to have been infected from mosquito bites while traveling outside the United States — a majority in the Dominican Republic.
  • So I am thinking Zikaaphobia? What say you?

    08/08/2016 9:04:23 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 32 replies
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    Just looking like so many repeats of the past, how the hell does the zika virus just show up in Miami?
  • Cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea skyrocket (4X)

    07/15/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    cbsnews ^ | July 15, 2016 | E.J. Mundell HealthDay
    Antibiotic-resistant cases of the sexually transmitted illness gonorrhea have more than quadrupled in the United States. This new data, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, should serve as a warning that "the future of current treatment options may be in jeopardy," the agency said in a news release issued Thursday. "The confluence of emerging drug resistance and very limited alternative options for treatment creates a perfect storm for future gonorrhea treatment failure in the U.S.," said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, who directs the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention.
  • Florida confirms 10 new Zika infections, most in single day

    Statewide total climbs to 246 confirmed Zika cases in Florida this year No cases of local transmission by mosquitoes, health department says First child born in Florida with Zika-related birth defect reported this week ====== Florida health officials confirmed the largest number of new Zika infections in a single day on Friday with 10 people affected, raising the statewide total to 246 cases this year, including 43 pregnant women. The new cases were announced on the same week that state officials reported Florida’s first baby born with a Zika-related birth defect. The baby is at least the fifth child born...
  • To stop losing the fight against syphilis, increase screening

    06/08/2016 6:21:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | June 7, 2016 | Sandee LaMotte
    To win the fight against syphilis, we need to increase screening and detection among high-risk individuals from once a year to every three months. That's one of the recommendations announced today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent volunteer panel of experts that provides input about the effectiveness of specific preventive care services. The report appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The increase in screenings should focus on the groups at highest risk -- HIV-positive men, men who have sex with men, and men ages 20 to 29 -- and safe sex practices, specifically the...
  • Sex roulette parties where one person is secretly HIV+ and nobody is allowed to use condoms [tr]

    05/16/2016 10:39:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2016 | Charlie Moore
    Sex roulette parties where one person is secretly HIV positive and nobody is allowed to use condoms are on the rise, warn doctors. The parties are usually attended by gay men, who are entertained by the 'thrill' of not knowing whether they will be infected or not. Spanish doctors have noted a rise in the sex roulette parties where attendees often take anti-viral drugs to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • Gonorrhea Rate Has Shot Up In California ("especially among gay and bisexual men")

    04/20/2016 3:24:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies
    California HealthLine ^ | April 19, 2016 | Barbara Feder Ostrov
    Rates of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, are rising sharply in California, especially among gay and bisexual men, according to new state health data. The gonorrhea rate among California men aged 15 to 44 shot up 54 percent between 2011 and 2014, according to recently released data from the California Department of Public Health. Among women in the same age group, it rose 35 percent. An average of 34,000 gonorrhea cases among 15-to-44 year-olds was reported in California each year between 2012 and 2014, most of them among men. By contrast, the national gonorrhea rate, calculated slightly differently than California’s,...
  • CDC Official: Syphilis Rates Among Gay Men Highest Since Before Start Of HIV Epidemic

    04/14/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2016 | 6:11 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The rate of syphilis infection among homosexual men has increased to a level not seen since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Capitol Hill Wednesday. “We’re concerned about our high levels of syphilis among men who have sex with men — really we’re back to the level of disease — burden of disease — in gay men that we were seeing before HIV in this country,” said Gail Bolan, director of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention. She was speaking at an event held...
  • Celebrating STD Awareness Month With the #ShoutYourStatus Hashtag

    04/11/2016 3:23:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | April 11, 2016 | Moonbatter
    If people manage to be proud of being perverts, it stands to reason that they can also be proud of the horrible diseases they contract through their perversion. That’s why Twitter is acrawl with the #ShoutYourStatus hashtag, in honor of April being STD Awareness Month: Seems to me that with the virally disproportionate spread of STDs among practitioners of sodomy, it would make more sense to “raise awareness” about the natural consequences of sexual promiscuity during June, which President Obama regularly dubs “LGBT Pride Month.” Nonetheless, and speaking of pride and promiscuity, you oughta head on over to Twitter and...
  • Obama Opens the Border to More STDs

    03/01/2016 11:42:22 AM PST · by xzins · 16 replies
    In his first year in office, President Obama lifted an entry ban on foreigners with HIV. In his final year in office he will lift the entry ban on three more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The president's own Health and Human Services department says this guarantees more infections in the United States, proving once again that immigration is the defining issue for politicians like Obama. Increased immigration trumps all other concerns. First, some background. In 1993, a clause specifically designed to reduce the spread HIV/AIDS into the United States was added to the Immigration and Nationality Act. It passed the...
  • CDC: Half of Gay Black Men Will Get HIV

    02/24/2016 4:00:38 AM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    The Deadly Beast ^ | February 23, 2016
    Half of gay and bisexual black men and a quarter of gay and bisexual Hispanic men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes, the Centers for Disease Control announced in a first-of-its-kind study on Tuesday.
  • HHS: Immigrants with HIV, STDs welcome

    02/23/2016 8:53:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    The administration has decided to let immigrants with three sexually transmitted diseases known for causing sores or lesions on genitalia to enter the United States, an expansion of a previous decision to let in those with HIV. The Department of Health and Human Services this month opened the borders to those with the STDs, deeming the communicable diseases not a big threat to the United States.
  • A New Skeleton and an Old Debate About Syphilis

    02/19/2016 8:53:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Atlantic ^ | February 18, 2016 | Cari Romm
    In June 1495, the Italian historian Niccolo Squillaci wrote a letter describing a horrific disease that was sweeping through Europe. “There are itching sensations, and an unpleasant pain in the joints; there is a rapidly increasing fever,” he wrote. “The skin is inflamed with revolting scabs and is completely covered with swellings and tubercules, which are initially of a livid red color, and then become blacker.” And, tellingly, “It most often begins with the private parts.”
  • Does a Song Prove That Salieri Didn’t Kill Mozart?

    02/17/2016 6:26:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 17, 2016 | Shawn E. Milnes
    Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart murdered by Italian composer and contemporary Antonio Salieri? Rumors have persisted since Mozart’s death in 1791. But the idea truly went global nearly 200 years later with the appearance of Peter Shaffer’s fictionalized account of the life and death of Mozart as seen through the eyes of his contemporary and competitor Salieri in Amadeus, first the Tony award-winning play in 1979, and the then the film of the same name by Milos Foreman which won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1985. Scholars have largely and uniformly debunked the theory, including Shaffer’s portrayal of Salieri as...
  • (Scientists Claim) ... Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates'

    12/10/2015 12:38:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th December, 2015 | Amy Hopkins
    Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates' Tax hikes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, scientists have claimed, after cases of gonorrhea fell 24% in Maryland since the introduction of alcohol price increases. According research by the University of Florida, since tax increases on alcohol largely decrease consumption, and less excessive drinking reduces 'risky' sexual behaviour, STI rates can be positively impacted by the measure. Researchers claim that in the 18 months after Maryland increased its alcohol taxes from 6% to 9%, there were 2,400 fewer statewide cases of gonorrhea. The team used data from the National Notifiable Disease...
  • Sharp rise in STDs among homosexuals, from casual sex arranged via social media

    11/24/2015 9:43:34 AM PST · by fwdude · 77 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | June 4, 2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    It is now 34 years since the discovery and diagnosis of a peculiar and deadly disease afflicting homosexual men called acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS. By now, knowledge of AIDS and of how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is transmitted (via sex and the exchange of bodily fluids) is commonplace. And yet, RT reports, May 30, 2015, that the U.S. is seeing a sharp increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among men who have sex with men, because of social media like Grindr.
  • STD rates rise dramatically, especially among men

    11/23/2015 10:23:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20.2015 | By Carina Storrs
    The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good. The number of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the United States increased between 2013 and 2014, after being on the decline for several years. Cases of syphilis, which have been on the rise for the last decade, shot up in 2014. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the three most common STDs in the United States that are also notifiable, meaning health departments are required to report new cases to the CDC. (HIV and shigella are also notifiable STDs.) Chlamydia is...
  • America Is Charlie Sheen: The CDC Says There Are 20,000,000 New STD Cases In America Each Year

    11/20/2015 9:10:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | 11/20/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV positive has created a huge uproar as critics attack him from every direction, but the truth is that Charlie Sheen is simply a reflection of our society as a whole. You see, the truth is that it isn’t just big Hollywood stars that are engaged in insanely risky sexual behavior. According to the CDC, there are 110 million cases of sexually-transmitted disease in America today, and another 20 million STD cases are added to that total every year. The United States has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world, and...
  • Scientists identify new STD that could affect hundreds of thousands of adults

    11/12/2015 3:17:55 PM PST · by Flatus I. Maximus · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/2015 | Anna Hodgekiss
    Hundreds of thousands of people could unwittingly be carrying a newly-identified sexually transmitted infection, scientists warned today.New research has revealed that an infection called Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) - first identifed more than 30 years ago - is transferred through sexual contact.It is now estimated that one per cent of the British population aged 16-44 is infected
  • California Might Make the Porn Industry Put on a Condom

    09/16/2015 6:43:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | September 15, 2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    In 2012, AIDS activists in Los Angeles helped pass a law requiring condom use on all porn sets within county lines. In 2014, a federal court upheld the law, finding that the First Amendment doesn't excuse employers from basic health and safety regulations. Now the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has turned to the rest of California, trying to get the mandatory condom requirements on a statewide ballot. "Organizers said they collected 557,138 signatures from registered voters, more than the 365,880 they needed by Monday for the initiative to be on the ballot in November 2016," Reuters reports.
  • California Assembly approves stricter vaccine mandate []

    06/25/2015 6:42:04 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/25/2015 | Patrick McGreevy
    California lawmakers Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation, legislation that would eliminate the option for parents to keep their children from being vaccinated based on religious or other personal beliefs. The measure, the most controversial taken up by the Legislature this year, would require all children who enter kindergarten in California to be vaccinated against diseases including measles and whooping cough unless a physician approves an exemption based on medical conditions such as allergies and immune system deficiencies. “As a mother, I understand the decisions we make about our children’s health care are deeply...
  • STD-Testing Color-Changing Condoms Sound Awesome -- But Aren't Feasible Or Wise

    06/25/2015 2:43:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/25/2015 | Tara Haelle
    Two of the media’s favorite tropes met this week in an eye-catching story about the award-winning creative idea of three teens in England: condoms that change color when they detect a sexually transmitted infection. It’s the “whiz-kid-makes-scientific-discovery” tale plus sex. No wonder it’s trending on everything from BuzzFeed to the Washington Post. But we’ve seen before that the whiz kid narrative can be oversold (or, as I’ve chronicled before, incredibly convoluted), and that’s again the case here, at least so far as most media outlets are selling it.At first blush, the concept sounds pretty creative: find out instantly when it...
  • Sober Scriptural Wisdom on Avoiding the Whirlwind of Lust

    01/27/2015 7:28:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sober Scriptural Wisdom on Avoiding the Whirlwind of Lust By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a marvelous chapter in the Book of Proverbs that ought to be studied by every young person who must live in this lustful world. Its sets forth plainly the stance that any son or daughter of God should have regarding the lust so often celebrated by this age.Many preachers and teachers wince at the Book of Proverbs on this topic since it tends to portray seduction and lust as coming from women.However it must be recalled that Proverbs features a father speaking to his son....
  • Not voting Democrat prevents STDs (really!)

    10/10/2014 5:11:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Thinking of making this a poster, or put it on a shirt...or something.
  • Liberian prostitute kills eight soldiers via Ebola transmission

    10/08/2014 9:50:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 123 replies
    Times Live ^ | 08 Oktober, 2014
    According to the Liberian Observer, a sex worker visited soldier Floson Louise at his army barracks in Liberia.“When she slept at the EBK (barracks), it was thereafter the soldiers contracted the disease, and could not survive despite “intensive treatment” at the various Ebola Treatment Units in Monrovia,” a source told the Observer.The sex worker was suffering from Ebola and passed the deadly disease to the soldier who unknowingly spread it to seven other soldiers. The Observer further reports that the army barracks are being decongested to ease the spread of the disease.
  • Yankees star Derek Jeter bows out at Fenway

    09/28/2014 2:17:18 PM PDT · by fhayek · 58 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Dan Shaughnessy
    It’s the same ballpark where Babe Ruth played his rookie season in 1914. It’s the same hardball theater where Ted Williams homered on his final big league swing, Sept. 28, 1960. It’s where Mickey Mantle made his last out on the same date in 1968. And on Sunday, it’s where Derek Sanderson Jeter will finish a 20-year major league career that defined a game and an era. Cities, teams, ballparks, legends, dates. Everything connects in baseball. Degrees of separation are minimal. Ruth played with Lefty Gomez, who played with Early Wynn, who played with Tommy John, who played with Don...
  • New York City Council Speaker reveals she has 'high risk HPV'

    08/18/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    Melissa Mark-Viverito, 45, shared her diagnosis on Twitter on Sunday She learned she had the infection after her first appointment with a gynecologist in two years - and encouraged women to get checked HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and can lead to cervical cancer, as well as other cancers New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has revealed she has 'high risk HPV', a sexually-transmitted disease that can cause cancer. She made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday, explaining that she learned about her human papillomavirus diagnosis on Friday following a long overdue gynecologist's appointment. [Snip]...
  • Woman Sues Hospital for Posting STD Results on Facebook

    06/07/2014 2:51:26 AM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jun 5, 2014 | Elise Solé
    Imagine that someone broadcast your very personal secret on Facebook. Unfortunately for one Ohio woman, that’s exactly what happened when several hospital employees leaked her medical records that revealed she had an STD to the social networking site. She’s now suing the hospital for more than $25,000 in damages. Back in September, the woman, who remains anonymous and lives in the town of Winton Hills, was being treated for Syphilis at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Shortly after, hospital employees snapped a photo of her records, including her name and diagnosis, and posted it to the Facebook page “Team...
  • 'Fifty Shades effect' blamed for rise in sexually transmitted diseases among over-50s

    05/26/2014 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    mail onlie ^ | Emma Glanfield
    A rise in sexually transmitted diseases among older couples could have been caused by the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey effect’, a top doctor has warned. Dr Charlotte Jones said the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy has led to older couples being more adventurous in bed and could explain a rise in sexually transmitted infections among the over-50s. The film based on the best-selling erotic novels is due for release on Valentine's Day next year with Jamie Dornan in the role of billionaire Christian Grey. Dr Jones, chairwoman of the British Medical Association's GP Committee, said the novels' success is giving...
  • Pamela Anderson recalls gang-rape during high school: ‘I just wanted off this earth’

    05/20/2014 8:22:05 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former “Baywatch” beauty Pamela Anderson said she was gang-raped by seven boys in high school — including her then-boyfriend — and was also subjected to sexual molestation by a babysitter between the ages of 6 and 10. Ms. Anderson, speaking during the launch of her Pamela Anderson Foundation, said she was raped, too, at the age of 12 by a 25-year-old, NBC News reported. “My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang-rape me, with six of his friends,” she said, NBC reported, citing a transcript of her speech that was posted on her foundation’s website....
  • Where are 'gay' groups on syphilis spike? Homosexual activists silent on 'dreadful diseases'

    01/14/2014 2:17:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/14/2014 | Les Kinsolving
    On Jan. 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the United States – “mostly in men who have sex with men.” In 2012, the rate of new gonorrhea cases rose by 4 percent. The rate of new cases of syphilis jumped 11 percent. Bloomberg quoted Gail Bolan, director of the CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Division, who declared: “Many people don’t get tested as recommended. That’s especially the case for syphilis – where the rise is entirely attributable to men – particularly those who are gay or bisexual.” And...
  • Teens and doctors avoid talking about sexual activity

    01/05/2014 4:00:57 PM PST · by usalady · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 5, 2013 | Martha
    At a time when sexually transmitted diseases are infecting millions of teenagers it has been reported that doctors don’t bother asking them about their sex life. If a doctor does not bring it up during a physical examination neither does the teenager.
  • Herpes Virus Found on Library Copies of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Two Belgian university professors recently decided to submit the 10 most borrowed books at the Antwerp library to bacteriology and toxicology tests. Traces of cocaine were found on all 10 books...the scientists discovered traces of the herpes virus in the pages of the erotic tale Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • HIV Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men (CDC.gov fact sheet about "MSM")

    10/21/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 98 replies
    Fast Facts Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (referred to here as MSM) are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. Among all MSM, black/African American MSM bear the greatest disproportionate burden of HIV. From 2008 to 2010, HIV infections among young black/African American MSM increased 20%. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM))a represent approximately 2% of the United States population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2010, young MSM (aged 13-24 years) accounted for 72% of new HIV infections among...
  • ‘Nightmare’ scenario as gonorrhea at epidemic levels, resistant to antibiotics, CDC warns

    09/18/2013 1:07:37 PM PDT · by topher · 73 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Sep 18, 2013 14:43 EST | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    ATLANTA, GA, September 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that not only are new gonorrhea infections at epidemic levels in the US, but the sexually transmitted disease is becoming untreatable because "Neisseria gonorrhoeae," the bacteria that causes the disease, has become resistant to the antibiotics used for treatment. In their report the CDC has, for the first time, prioritized bacteria in their report into one of three categories: urgent, serious, and concerning. Along with gonorrhea, two other antibiotic resistant bacteria, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which includes...
  • Sacramento County To Offer Home STD Tests For Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

    08/27/2013 11:09:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    CBS News/Sacramento ^ | August 26, 2013 | Anjali Hemphill
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County’s health department will begin distributing a take-home STD test for women that won’t cost users a penny. The city has one of the highest rates of STDs in the state, and it keeps going up every year. Now a new online program will hopefully get more people to get tested. “We definitely need all the help we can get,” said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye. The division of public health says STDs are spreading like wildfire in Sacramento, with chlamydia and gonorrhea considered an epidemic. “Many people who have STDs do not...
  • Oral sex and throat cancer: Michael Douglas HPV report spotlights "epidemic"

    06/03/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 94 replies
    CBS News/ ^ | June 3, 2013, 12:42 PM | Ryan Jaslow /
    Michael Douglas's announcement that his throat cancer was caused by human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease, has raised awareness about a men's health trend doctors have been alarmed about for years. ... However, a link between oral sex and throat cancer is no surprise to experts. "This is not a surprise by any stretch," Dr. Eric Genden, professor and chair of otolaryngology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, told CBSNews.com. "There's an epidemic of HPV-related throat cancers." Throat cancer, also known as oropharyngeal cancer, refers to tumors that occur in the tonsils, base...
  • Emergency Contraception – Not the Best for Adolescents

    05/01/2013 2:44:32 PM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    American College of Pediatricians [Medical Journal] ^ | May, 2013 | Primary author: Patricia Lee June, MD
    ABSTRACT: A policy of either pre-prescribing “emergency contraceptives” to adolescent patients, or making them available without prescription, carries significant medical risk and is counterproductive to the parent-adolescent and patient-physician relationships. The American College of Pediatricians recommends instead that health professionals encourage good adolescent-parental communication, and teach adolescent patients the benefits of delaying sexual activity until marriage and how to avoid early sexual debut.1. The practical effect of availability of EC without restrictions is harmful to adolescents. In England and Wales, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among teens increased at a faster rate in those areas with free EC for...
  • Sex Superbug Could Be 'Worse Than AIDS'

    04/30/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/29/13 | Mark Koba
    An antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea—now considered a superbug—has some analysts saying that the bacteria's effects could match those of AIDS. "This might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly," said Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine.
  • Is 'Slut-Shaming' Contributing to the Rise of STDs? [barf alert]

    04/29/2013 9:59:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | No name is cited for author
    Slut-shaming is at the root of all problems. Well, it seems to be at the root of a lot of mine, anyway. Anyone who’s ever been slut-shamed understands when I say that it can alter your sexual health decisions, erode your self-esteem, and change how you interact with both sexes. And for anyone who’s not familiar with the term, “slut-shaming” is the act of declaring someone a slut (or a whore or any other similar word, or even promiscuous, for that matter) based upon perceived sexual behavior: the clothing someone wears, the way they communicate with potential partners, the people...
  • Another killer disease striking homosexuals

    04/15/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT · by wesagain · 87 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 15, 2013 | Garth Kant
    "Health officials work to diffuse fears of national epidemic"“Gay” sex is becoming even more dangerous. Health officials are warning sexually active “gay” men about an outbreak of potentially deadly bacterial meningitis in Los Angeles and New York. The disease has infected 22 people in New York and caused seven deaths since 2010. Health officials in Los Angeles are testing to see if the strain infecting “gay” men there is the same one hitting New York. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation began offering free meningitis vaccines today after a “gay” man from West Hollywood was declared brain dead on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old lawyer...
  • What Planned Parenthood has accomplished

    04/06/2013 4:35:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/5/2013 | Judie Brown
    April 5, 2013 (American Life League) - When we look around our country and see people mired in actions that hurt or maim themselves, put their health in jeopardy, or kill an innocent baby, we must wonder where all the morals have gone. We see an increase in sexually transmitted diseases, an increase in the use of emergency contraceptives, and a decrease in the respect for life. This fog is covering us and, unless we take actions to clear it, will envelop and choke us. Many were in disbelief when a Planned Parenthood lobbyist from Florida, Alisa LaPolt Snow, suggested...
  • Sex pays for China’s budget hotels

    03/28/2013 6:40:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | March 3, 2013 | RNW China Desk
    China’s budget hotels used to target small business travellers, but their clientele nowadays is a rather different one. Cheap hotel rooms have become the space where the Chinese can pursue sexual freedom. Sexologist Xiaoliang Zeng writes on budget hotels and sexual liberation in China. The hotel I checked in to was recommended by a well-known travel website. But I regretted my choice as soon as I walked in. It was by no means a cheap hotel. Yet my room was filled with the unpleasant odor of semen and disinfectant. The pinkish wall, dim light, and green carpet created a sexually...
  • Americans with Venereal Diseases Could Surpass Those with Jobs...

    03/28/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 3/27/2013 | Kyle Becker
    Over a third of Americans have a venereal disease, according to the CDC. At the present rate, those who have problems with their personal equipment will surpass those with jobs by the end of Obama’s second term. The CDC finding that 110,197,000 Americans have an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) was reported by CNS News. In 2008, the last year reported, 19.8 million Americans contracted STIs. “CDC’s new estimates show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year, costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone,” said a CDC fact...
  • Disturbing study finds that more than 110 MILLION Americans have a sexually-transmitted disease

    03/28/2013 1:07:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    <p>An unsettling new study has revealed a surging number of sexually-transmitted infections in the U.S. - especially among young adults - the CDC reports.</p>
  • MD to UN: Shame on You

    03/14/2013 5:12:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    On Tuesday, Dr. Miriam Grossman had a message for the United Nations: Shame on you. Grossman is the author of the acclaimed 2007 book Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student. As I wrote in my very first column for Townhall, when I was a junior at Ohio University: “Grossman says her profession has been ‘hijacked’ by radical politics. Unprotected reveals how campus health professionals often risk students' well-being in order to promote feminism, androgyny, and ‘anything goes’ liberalism.” Her follow-up book, You’re Teaching my Child What? showed that radical sexual dogma isn’t...
  • NYC sex workers avoiding condoms due to fear of getting caught for prostitution

    03/10/2013 6:45:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 68 replies
    DNA ^ | March 6, 2013 | ANI
    New York - Carrying condoms has resulted in arrest for a growing number of women in New York. Experts said that the issue may be contributing to a public health crisis in which sex workers are beginning to use condoms less frequently. In an incident cited by Vice magazine, a New York woman was arrested and charged with “loitering for the purpose of prostitution” after an officer found a condom in her purse, the New York Daily News reported. The unnamed woman was wearing jean shorts and a “tight” shirt and had been standing outdoors for about 30 minutes. After...
  • US report shows increase in sexually-transmitted infections (20 million new infections each year)

    02/24/2013 5:46:17 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    cna ^ | February 23, 2013 | Adelaide Darling
    Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA).- New governmental reports on sexual behavior in America show significant rises in both sexually-transmitted infections and use of emergency contraception in recent years. Government estimates “show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year,” said that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a new fact sheet released this month. The report was one of two recent studies by the organization surveying the behavior of sexually active individuals in the U.S. Based on surveys and public disease reports, the group estimated “that there are...