Posts tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’

August 2, 2011

Handpicked Headlines: Syphilis on the Rise, Homophobic Statements From Boehner, Santorum Lashes Out At Dan Savage…

by Accidental Bear

Study: Syphilis on the Rise Among Minority Gay Men Syphilis rates among young, minority gay and bisexual men are risingHEALTHCARE X390 (PHOTOS.COM) | ADVOCATE.COM disproportionately, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Reuters reports on the increase in syphilis cases. “Using data from 27 states, CDC researchers found that between 2005 and 2008, the syphilis rate among black gay and bisexual men rose at an 8-times faster clip compared with their white counterparts. 


 Scandal Drives Gay Candidate Out of Race to Become Irish President Today marked the end of a campaign by the gay man who had led public opinion polls to become Ireland’s president. Sen. David Norris was discovered this weekend to have long ago sent a letter to Israeli authorities asking for clemency for his former partner, Ezra Nawi, who was accused of statutory rape involving a 15-year-old boy. Norris failed to disclose that his ongoing relationship with Nawi, who was later convicted.


Top Five Homophobic Statements From Boehner’s DOMA Briefs This week we get a first look at how House Speaker JohnBoehner (R-OH) intends to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court.  If the briefs filed by attorney Paul Clement yesterday are any indication, the House Republicans will be pushing every anti-gay message possible to ensure the federal government continues to discriminate against same-sex couples. And of course, taxpayers are covering the bill for all these legal fees.                                                                                                                                                                    Santorum Lashes Out At Dan Savage: ‘He’s Below The Dignity Of Anybody’

ThinkProgress filed this report from the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado.Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) did little to alleviate his “Google problem” this weekend, lashing out at Dan Savage — who spearheaded the campaign to redefine Santorum’s last name — and calling the gay activist “below the dignity of anybody.” 

*Miley Cyrus, Adorable Equal Marriage Rights Hero

*Rep. West Angry Over Being Dropped From Speaking Gig, Calls Planned LGBT Boycott ‘Intolerable

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE GOES AFTER ANTI-BULLYING POLICY | Equality Matters’ Carlos Maza notices that for all its claims of loving gay people and merely opposing the “redefinition” of marriage, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) can’t help but blog about how anti-bullying policies have given “homosexual activists a foothold in order to further subvert already weak Catholic sexual teaching in the schools.”








April 25, 2011

Tune in to MTV’s 10 Most Outrageous Sex Myths Show, April 26th at 8:30PM ET/PT on MTV

by Accidental Bear

I am going to start a STD campaign that goes something like this; Do you want to fuck that drunk ass you just met at the club with your beer goggles on, and in a moment of passion skip the rubber and live with scabs on your dick for the rest of your life? Do you think that would look good on a t-shirt? Just saying.


1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by 25 – Most won’t know it. The way to make a change is to GYT – Get Yourself Tested. In partnership with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national partners, including the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and the American College Health Association (ACHA).

December 16, 2010

FDA Approves One-Minute HIV Test

by Accidental Bear

Spare a minute? Yes , is the only right answer! Be smart and get your dip stick checked.

The FDA has approved an HIV test that provides results in one minute.

“We believe the speed, accuracy, and unique technology of our 60-second HIV test will make the testing and early treatment of HIV/AIDS more efficient in all patient settings, including hospital emergency rooms and public health clinics,” said bioLytical Laboratories president Philip Bligh in a press release. “Additionally, our high-volume, automated manufacturing capability makes INSTI one of the most cost-effective solutions available for providers of HIV rapid testing.”

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