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  • Newnan woman arrested for not disclosing HIV status.

    08/09/2020 8:41:07 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 15 replies
    The Newnan Times-Herald ^ | August 5, 2020 | Staff
    Police arrested a Newnan woman who is accused of having sex without disclosing that she's HIV positive. Rebekah Diane Fleming, 25, is charged with two counts of reckless conduct by someone with HIV.
  • We Can’t End AIDS Without Fighting Racism [Barf]

    07/09/2020 8:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 9, 2020 | Elton John
    The color of your skin should not determine the quality of your health. But in the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is exacerbated by racism, bias, and discrimination. As America continues its long-overdue reckoning with racism and systemic injustice, we must address the devastating impact of the disease on the Black community. An end to the AIDS epidemic can only be achieved through dignity, respect, love, and compassion for all.
  • Cases of syphilis in Britain are at their highest since WWII with one patient diagnosed with an STI every 70 seconds - and London is the WORST, report reveals

    02/05/2020 6:51:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2020 | Harry Howard
    Cases of syphilis in Britain are at their highest since the Second World War, a report has revealed. Figures show there were more than 7,000 cases of syphilis in 2018, the worst figure since 1945 when almost 20,000 people were diagnosed. Overall, there were nearly half a million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in 2018, a rise of five per cent from the previous year. That means one person is being diagnosed with an STI every 70 seconds.
  • Repeat syphilis episodes in MSM [men who have sex with men] highlight need for increased awareness, novel strategies

    01/19/2020 1:14:42 PM PST · by fwdude · 68 replies
    Healio ^ | January 18, 2020 | Roth JA, et al.
    Sexual risk behaviors appear to be a large driver of novel syphilis infections among men who have sex with men, or MSM, who are HIV-positive and have had prior episodes of syphilis infection. Experts say that access to sexual encounters and increased testing – and, therefore, greater awareness of those who are infected – may also be contributing to increases in repeat episodes. “Syphilis is re-emerging globally in general and HIV-infected populations and repeated syphilis episodes may play a central role in syphilis transmission among core groups,” Manuel Battegay, MD, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology...
  • Famous TikTok ‘Nurse Holly’ Gets Bullied For Saying Abstinence ‘Best’ Prevents STDs

    01/15/2020 11:18:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 14, 2020 | Paul Bois
    A famous TikTok star with 1.7 million followers and who goes by the name Nurse Holly has been getting inundated with scorn for the past few days on social media for daring to state the most obvious and commonsensical of medical truths: abstinence “best” prevents STDs. In the recent TikTok video, Nurse Holly employs some flashy captions to relay a rather simple message. “The best way to prevent STDs is waiting for sex until marriage. Just the truth,” she says in the video. Though the video has since been deleted, people on social media have still been sharing it on...
  • Revealed: Baltimore has the HIGHEST rate of STIs in the US with TWO cases of chlamydia, gonorrhoea or syphilis for every 100 residents

    01/14/2020 9:12:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 14, 2020 | Sam Blanchard
    Baltimore has the highest rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US, according to government statistics. Data has revealed the Maryland city has 2,004 STI cases per 100,000 people, with chlamydia the most common infection. In second place with a rate of 1,872 cases per 100,000 was Jackson, Mississippi, followed by Philadelphia, San Francisco and Montgomery, Alabama. The data reflects statistics for 2018, when cases of syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia hit an all-time high in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Drug-resistant dysentery emerges among gay men

    12/20/2019 11:04:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UPI ^ | December 19, 2019 | Alan Mozes
    Australian researchers are sounding the alarm over cases of a highly infectious intestinal illness that appear to be resistant to all forms of standard oral antibiotic treatment. The disease is called shigellosis, a form of dysentery. So far, most cases have involved gay and bisexual men in the Australian state of Victoria, the researchers said.
  • Public-Health Puzzle: Young People Having Less Sex, Contracting More STDs

    10/19/2019 4:41:56 AM PDT · by karpov · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 18, 2019 | Jo Craven McGinty
    It sounds contradictory: Young people, we’re told, are having less sex than older generations did at the same age. But they’re also contracting more sexually transmitted diseases than any other group, and the rates of infection are accelerating at an alarming pace. Last year, combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia reached an all-time high with half the reported infections occurring in adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 24. The reason for the increases among younger people is likely a combination of factors, ranging from reduced access to health care to riskier behavior among those who are sexually active....
  • 3 major STDs reached ‘all-time high’ in infections in 2018, says new CDC report

    10/09/2019 1:00:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/09/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Three major sexually-transmitted diseases reached a historic high in infection cases in 2018, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The combined number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have continued to increase, reaching what the CDC described as “an all-time high in the United States in 2018.” According to a report released Tuesday, the CDC found that from 2017 to 2018, chlamydia cases increased 3 percent to more than 1.7 million cases, the highest number of such cases ever reported to the CDC. Gonorrhea cases increased 5 percent to more than 580,000,...
  • STDs in America Hit an All-Time High in 2018

    10/09/2019 2:36:37 AM PDT · by fwdude · 20 replies
    HIVPlusMag ^ | October 8, 2019 | David Artavia
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its 2018 STD Surveillance report, which revealed that after five straight years of dramatic increases, the Unites States saw an all-time high of sexual transmitted illness rates. In a nutshell, the report revealed that there were 1.8 million cases of chlamydia in 2018 (a 19 percent increase since 2014); 583,405 cases of gonorrhea (a 63 percent increase since 2014); 35,063 cases in primary and secondary syphilis (a 71 percent increase since 2014); and 1,306 cases of congenital syphilis (a 185 percent increase since 2014).
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Rise to Record High, C.D.C. Says

    10/09/2019 6:18:33 AM PDT · by karpov · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 8, 2019 | Liam Stack
    The number of combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States rose to a record high last year, including an alarming jump in the rate of newborn deaths caused by congenital syphilis, according to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. More than 2.4 million syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia infections were reported in the United States in 2018, an increase of more than 100,000 cases from the previous year, the center said in its annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. It attributed the increase to several factors, including a decline in condom...
  • Gay 'chemsex' is fueling HIV epidemics in Europe, experts warn

    09/13/2019 5:06:33 PM PDT · by fwdude · 58 replies
    NBC News (By Reuters) ^ | Sept. 12, 2019 | By Reuters
    A surge in "chemsex" parties, where people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is re-fueling epidemics of HIV among gay men in European towns and cities, doctors say. Despite much higher risks of contracting the virus that causes AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), users search online "hook-up" apps like Grindr for tags such as "high and horny" or "party and play" to find others wanting drug-heightened and often anonymous and unprotected sex. The result, AIDS experts say, is that in cities across Europe, HIV is spreading rapidly among men...
  • White House Confirms Global Campaign to Protect Homosexual Acts

    08/01/2019 9:06:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 87 replies
    Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | August 1, 2019 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    NEW YORK, August 2 (C-Fam) The White House confirmed the launch of a global U.S. campaign to promote acceptance of homosexual acts last week after several months of confusion and misinformation surrounding the administration’s position on LGBT issues. “The Trump Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invites all nations to join us!” read a tweet from the White House last week. The tweet was a message of support for the LGBT advocacy of openly gay Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany. The tweet confirmed conservative concerns about the Trump administration’s position on LGBT issues. Last...
  • Syphilis cases reach all-time high in Europe, up 70% in 7 years [The next 'gay' disease]

    07/25/2019 3:57:21 PM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    Healio ^ | July 23, 2019 | Khalil Ghanem, MD, PhD
    Syphilis rates in Europe have steadily increased over the past decade, reaching an all-time recorded high in 2017 with more than 33,000 cases, according to data reported by the European CDC. The spike has been seen primarily among men who have sex with men (MSM) living in urban areas. (snip) Over the 7-year interval, rates more than doubled in five countries — Iceland (876%), Ireland (224%), the United Kingdom (153%), Germany (144%) and Malta (123%). MSM accounted for 62% of the 152,233 syphilis cases reported between 2007 and 2017 in which the sexual orientation of the patient was known, whereas...
  • I Told My Boyfriend How Many People I’d Slept with…and He Didn’t Like the Answer

    06/20/2019 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 700 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/19/2019
    “My boyfriend can’t get over how many people I’ve slept with. I shouldn’t have told him, but he pressed me for the info. He was 'nerdy’ for most of high school and college, and just started coming into his own in his mid to late 20s. I have been dating consistently for years, and have had my fair share of hookups and relationships. And while I don’t think my number is crazy at all, he can’t deal with the discrepancy. We’ve been dating for two years and we’re serious. I don’t want to break up. How can I handle this?”...
  • PrEP (for HIV) use linked with increased STD risk, study shows

    04/11/2019 4:36:14 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 16 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 4-9-2019 | Steven Ross Johnson
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis use to protect against HIV infection was associated with higher infection rates of other sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study. An analysis in Australia found more than 2,900 sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in nearly half of the study's participants from when they started using PrEP. Nearly 3,000 gay and bisexual men were given access to the medication. The study found infections per participant ranged from zero to 12. The study, published Tuesday in JAMA, found 25% of study participants had multiple infections that accounted for 76% of all infections diagnosed. The incidence of infections increased...
  • Drag queen storytime reader once charged with child sex assault

    03/15/2019 8:02:04 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | 15th March 2019 | ABC
    Houston Public Library is apologizing after a man charged for sexually assaulting a child was allowed to entertain children at Drag Queen storytime. The library said Friday that a review revealed the volunteer never completed a background check before he was allowed to participate in the program. Albert Alfonso Garza, 32, was last seen reading to children at the Montrose Library in September 2018. ABC13 Eyewitness News has learned Garza was charged with child sex assault in 2008. According to records, his victim was a child under the age of 14 years old. The library said appropriate action is being...
  • Infectious Disease Rates Higher Among MSM Blood Donors Compared with Overall Blood Donor Population

    10/25/2018 8:42:32 AM PDT · by fwdude · 39 replies
    AABB ^ | October 15, 2018 | AABB Communications Kerri Wachter
    Boston, Mass. – The rate of infectious disease (ID) markers, such as those for HIV and hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV), in donated blood is higher for men who have sex with men (MSM) relative to blood donors overall, according to an analysis of data from more than 8.4 million blood donations collected from January 2017 through September 2018 by the American Red Cross. However, the ID marker rates for reinstated (1.44%) and newly eligible (2.0%) MSM donors were similar to those of first-time male donors (1.52%). The findings were presented at the 2018 AABB Annual Meeting,...
  • Common STDs Hit New U.S. Record

    08/29/2018 10:42:13 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 65 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | August 28, 2018 | Joseph P. Williams
    In a disturbing national trend, the number of three common sexually transmitted diseases hit a record high last year, with nearly 2.3 million cases reported in the U.S. – eclipsing the record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Comparing data from 2013 with 2017's preliminary data showed "steep, sustained increases" in reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, the CDC said, also warning that gonorrhea is showing signs of becoming resistant to the antibiotics used to treat it. "We are sliding backward," Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of the CDC's...
  • STDs hit all-time highs in US for fourth straight year, CDC reports

    08/29/2018 8:19:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    fox news ^ | ALexandria Hein
    Sexually-transmitted diseases continue to hit all-time highs in the U.S. with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting a 10 percent spike for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2017. The federal health agency said in a report released Tuesday that the numbers, which include nearly 2.3 million new cases of the aforementioned diseases, reflect a “steep, sustained increase” in STDs since 2013. “We’re sliding backward,” Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, said. “It is evident the systems that identify, treat and ultimately prevent STDs are strained to near-breaking point.”...