Rare Sexually Transmitted Disease Strikes 2 in N.Y.

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    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two New Yorkers have been diagnosed with a rare sexually transmitted disease that is spreading among gay and bisexual men in Europe, the city health commissioner said on Wednesday.

    The disease, known as LGV or Lymphogranuloma venereum, is caused by specific strains of chlamydia and is often marked by painful, bloody rectal infection and genital ulcers.

    "LGV is a serious condition and its emergence in New York City reflects continuing high levels of unsafe sexual activity among men who have sex with men," Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden told a news conference.

    "Unprotected anal intercourse, in particular, is extremely risky in terms of the spread of LGV as well as HIV (news - web sites)," he added.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (news - web sites) in Atlanta has confirmed six recent cases in the United States, including three cases in San Francisco and one in Atlanta.

    Among the cases identified thus far, most have also had HIV/AIDS (news - web sites) infection, Frieden said.

    The Netherlands has reported 92 cases of LGV dating back to 2003 and Belgium, France, Sweden and Britain have also reported infections.

    Most people infected report having multiple sex partners and engaging in unprotected anal intercourse and other high-risk practices, officials said.

    LGV can be cured by a three-week course of antibiotics if identified early. Untreated, it can cause swelling and scarring of the genitals and permanent damage to the bowels.

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    Here we go again!!!!!! This is almost exactly the same scenario that happened back in 1981 when a "rare venereal disease" appeared among gay and bisexual men, especially ones with many sex partners.......

    Aside from the obvious, I wonder if "gay" also means being too stupid for your own good......

    At least in 1981, there wasn't a precedent, now there isn't an excuse.....

    Well.... some people never learn. Well, at the rate things are going, gays will be extinct in a few years, and they'll only have themselves to blame.

    They should have closed the bathhouses and sex clubs permanently rather than letting them re-open. People don't need to be encouraged to have irresponsible sex, they seem to well enough without any assistance!

    I can just hear the unending whining now..... Bush tax cuts caused this disease, we have to teach kids in school how to masturbate (I always thought they figured out to on their own) and how to put condoms on bananas.... we need 15 billion dollars more for research and "education"..... this is caused by homophobia.... this is actually a CIA bio-terrorism weapon that was let loose on the public.....

    I guess being gay must mean being a moronic, pleasure seeking, narcissistic, self centered, whine bag who doesn't learn from his or her mistakes......

    Well, gay people, you made this mess, don't expect the rest of us to feel sorry for you, and certainly don't expect the rest of us to pay to fix it for you just so that you can go out and screw yourselves up with yet another disease that will take billions of taxpayer dollars to find a cure for.

    Hey, am I homophobic? Sure, why not!!! But at least I'm healthy, I'm not stupid and I don't need a blood transfusion after every bowel movement.
     
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    I can't tell you to not think that way; however I must remind you that AIDS started out as a "GAY" disease, therefore we didn't give a damn... Until it speaded amongst our nation's daughters, sons, neighbors and friends. It wasn't until later until we'd finally found out that the disease can be spreaded to anyone!

    Your attitude is unacceptible; the very idea of waiting until any problem reaches your neighborhood, before you do something about it, is disturbing at best. It reminds me of how 9/11 came to be.

    Once a problem reaches your backyard, it already too late to do something about it! Never turn your back on any disease!
     
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    I've got news for you.... aids, for the most part, still is a GAY disease. It is most prevalent in GAYS and DRUG users. It spread to others through contaminated blood. And to say we ignored it is, well, ignorant. Reagan spent more on AIDS research than on cancer research yet cancer killed multiple times more people.

    911 came about cuz you hero billybob ignored terrorism for 8 years.
     
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    So you are the end all-know all of attitude and you say who can have what attitude? You actually contradict yourself. First you say that "I can't tell you to not think that way"...then you say "Your attitude is unacceptible"...which is it? No one here seeks your approval or permission to have a different attitude.

    the reason it spread is that no one knew back then HOW it was spread. like Magic Johnson...no one wanted to play with someone who had AIDS.

    gays or bisexuals probably donated blood, that others received, then those people either gave birth, or had sex...and so on.

    Thank you all you hippies for your 'sexual revolution"...great gifts to the future generations: HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Herpes, and so on. Living proof that Liberals really DO give back to society!
     
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    My thoughts exactly.

    Step 1. Homosexuals contract exotic diseases due to their perverted conduct.

    Step 2. The homosexual lobby starts screaming that we're not doing enough to save them from themselves.

    I'm pretty sick of the whole process.
     
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    you jsut havent been brainwashed enough yet. another 100 years of crying and whining might do it.
     
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    What's so messed up about this is its not that difficult to avoid getting any sexually transmitted disease. Just dont mess around with anyone other than your husband or wife. This preventive measure is absolutely free and has been advocated by people who have faith for millinium.
     
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    I'm just waiting for the naked one to come in here and tell us all how it REALLY is.... how we're all not understanding... how it's not the queer's fault... how we're all nothing more than a bunch of fucking homophobic, back woods, beer drinking, back slapping, ignorant, good 'ole boy hicks, and wouldn't know a good grade of shit even if we tasted it. We need to listen to him, so he can enlighten us as to the beautiful, loving, passionate, commited relationship between two, pure as the driven snow, I can't help but give in to my urges, butt pokers.

    So how the HELL they got the name "gays" is BEYOND me. There's absolutely NOTHING to do with them that would denote "gay". I propose we now start calling them..... feeble's.
     
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    i keep saying the brown eye is an exit not an entrance.....
     

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