Skip to comments.Drug-resistant staph found to be passed in gay sex
Posted on 01/14/2008 4:51:33 PM PST by ECM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A drug-resistant strain of potentially deadly bacteria has moved beyond the borders of U.S. hospitals and is being transmitted among gay men during sex, researchers said on Monday.
They said methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is beginning to appear outside hospitals in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.
Sexually active gay men in San Francisco are 13 times more likely to be infected than their heterosexual neighbors, the researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
"Once this reaches the general population, it will be truly unstoppable," said Binh Diep, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco who led the study. "That's why we're trying to spread the message of prevention."
According to chemical analyses, bacteria are spreading among the gay communities of San Francisco and Boston, the researchers said.
"We think that it's spread through sexual activity," Diep said.
"Your likelihood of contracting each of these diseases increases with the number of sexual partners that you have," Diep said. "The same can probably be said for MRSA."
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That headline is just too true!
Choices have consequences.
Is there anything that’s not passed?
When will folks learn that tallywhackers are meant to go in the intake valve and not the exhaust valve ?
I thought AIDS was bad enough. I guess they will get us all killed through their “choice” of lifestyle and spread their misery to one and all. Misery loves company.
hmmm, deadly bacteria passed on during gay sex?
water makes you wet and the world revolves on it’s axis. Nothing to see here folks.
It’s almost as if the wages of sin is death.
Cuz they're eating each-others' BUTTS, see?
They can have sex with each other in quarantine until they die from the bacterial infection.
Morals and common sense.
Hey, you left yourself 'open' for that one. No pun intended. I don't think. :-)
And you know this, how?
Makes one look back with nostalgia to an age where rubbers were waterproof shoe covers, and gay meant happy.
There’s good reason why God warned Mankind against homosexual sex (as well as sex with animals). We ignore God’s warning at our peril.
This news is disgusting.
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